“On factory pig farms, terror knows no boundaries. From the day you are born your fate is already sealed: you will be killed. Our team of investigators documented cruel but standard conditions across seven countries in order to take you to a place the meat industry tries to keep secret. Will you enter the world of factory farming?”
Tony Kanal (bassist for the the band No Doubt) delivers this plea against cruelty against pigs. This iAnimal Pig Farm video can be viewed 360 degrees. Note the maneuver icon on the top left of the video. There’s no sensationalism or dramatic music to this video – just fact.
The pigs shivered with cold and uncertainty. They were cut off. The Hog and Sow still remembered their home in White Location but were thankfully unburdened with the knowledge of the man who owned them, the man who had no feelings for anything alive except himself. They never knew that they were destined to be slaughtered. All they knew was that the way to safe shelter overnight was up that hill, a destination they’d battled to reach for days. They dared not use the road with the metal monsters that screeched at them. They had to use the forest path …‘Click here to read full article…’
My morning started with me blogging darkly about xenophobia and a car crash.Reckoned a walk into town would lift my mood but soon bumped into 11 pigs and then a broken bird whose family were anxiously chirping from above. As i went to ask a neighbour for a box to put the bird in, the cops arrived as a tourist had had his car broken into and things stolen from his boot. By the time i returned, only a few minutes later, the bird had found the gutter and died. I dropped off court documents (involving one of those bad …‘Click here to read full article…’
They sweated! I’ve never understood the impracticality of many South African uniforms which scream uncomfortable colonialism from long pants and shirts. On that 30C day last week, it was unfair punishment for the Knysna Municipal Law Enforcement officers who chased 6 medium-sized pigs around our garden. I may admire pigs but we cannot allow them and cattle to roam our streets. Their shit lands up in the gutters to become ecoli in our estuary. They become road hazards. They destroy lawns so that you doubt that they ever existed. If its garbage day, as it was last week, there’s guaranteed …‘Click here to read full article…’
It’s hard being the runt of the litter. This piglet was very late in joining his 9 brothers and sisters in Grey Street yesterday. He was more bleating than oinking and walked less steady than the others – guessing he/she’s the unhealthiest of the lot. Unfortunately, not the cleverest either which leads to my sad story for the soft-hearted. Pigs are well known to wait for their offspring and to run as a team but this baby failed anyway. Because i kept the gate closed, the sounder of adult swine couldn’t follow the little ones which can squeeze through a …‘Click here to read full article…’
Even a vegetarian wouldn’t love the pigs that are ripping up the gardens of Knysna. I don’t think of sizzling pork chops or bacon and eggs when i see those destructive piggies. I think of Lauren Waring, the Municipal Manager of Knysna. Lauren Waring’s character is like grass after a pig’s snout has dug through it; slippery and muddily ugly. No matter how she ignores or lies to the Knysna public, she’s still going to walk home with her 6-figure salary package every month. Residents associations are scared of her. Businesses are frustrated by her. I have come to despise …‘Click here to read full article…’