2500 piglets per day are killed here at Diamond Valley Pork, just minutes outside of Melbourne. These 2-3 month olds are taken from their mums, denied food or water for days prior to transport (to minimise fecal waste) and then slaughtered here. .
Once they arrive at the slaughterhouse, after hours of vomiting from fear and dehydration, climbing over one another and suffering injuries from being stepped on and shoved, they're hit, kicked, and electrocuted with prods to get them into their holding pens. You can hear their screams from out side of the facility.
They're then forced into a cage called a gondola, and lowered into gas chamber that feels to them like they're burning from the inside out. They thrash and fight, terrified and dying. These pigs were more intelligent than dogs, and just as sensitive. .
They were individuals with families and personalities, like us. Now they're dead, victims of a useless industry that poisons our planet with its liquid waste and chemical runoff, poisons our bodies with artificial hormones, high cholesterol, fat, and the fear of an animal who suffered their entire life and didn't want to die. .
Look into their eyes and see your dog, your cat, your horse. They're all the same, and none of them deserve this.
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