Thousands of Pigs Endure Hours of Brutal Cold En Route to Toronto Slaughterhouse

Thousands of Pigs Endure Hours of Brutal Cold En Route to Toronto Slaughterhouse

“Pigs raised for meat live short, miserable lives. It’s no secret. Their tails are snipped off, their teeth are clipped, and piglet males are castrated — all without anesthesia. Despite their keen intelligence and gentle good nature, pigs are treated as nothing more than commodities.

Their sad situation gets even worse when the weather turns brutal. The hours-long ride to the abattoir becomes its own version of hell on earth. The huge transport trucks have breathing holes that are open to the air. Those air holes are desperately needed in the summer. In the winter, however, the frigid wind whips through the trucks as they barrel down the highway. Hundreds of poor pigs, with exposed skin nearly as bare as our own, freeze like this for hours with no food, water or source of warmth.

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