This has to be the most shocking animal slaughter and torture video ever! Vegetarians, please exercise discretion, as this video contains very gory images of pigs being tortured carelessly before being slaughtered in a machine. This video was an undercover exercise carried out at a slaughterhouse in Minnesota, USA, where most shocking footage emerged of pigs that were alive, being harassed and their throats slit. Sick and sad, screaming for life, are seen handled in the most inhuman way at this slaughterhouse. At least give them a peaceful death, if at all!
The makers of this video have this note on their website:
“In 2015, a COK investigator worked inside Quality Pork Processors (QPP), a USDA-inspected slaughterhouse in Minnesota that exclusively supplies to Hormel, the makers of SPAM. This shocking footage offers a disturbing, close-up view of the suffering endured by pigs as they are pushed, prodded and dragged to their death. This facility is one of five in the U.S. operating under a USDA pilot program, known as “HIMP”, that allows for high-speed slaughter and reduced government oversight. That means this facility operates at faster line speeds than almost any other facility in the U.S.: approximately 1,300 pigs are killed each hour, their meat to be sold as SPAM or other Hormel pork products. The excessive slaughter line speed forces workers to take inhumane shortcuts that lead to extreme suffering for millions of pigs. It also jeopardizes food safety for consumers.”
They add, “Our video inside this Hormel supplier documents: 1) Animals being beaten, shocked, dragged, and improperly stunned—all out of view of the few government inspectors. 2) Sick and injured pigs unable to walk, known as “downers,” enduring particularly egregious abuses, since they cannot walk to the kill floor. 3) Pigs covered in feces or pus-filled abscesses being slaughtered and processed for human consumption with a USDA inspection seal of approval. 4) Numerous instances of improper stunning and slaughter, potentially leading to some animals entering the scalding tank while still alive. 5) A supervisor sleeping on the job when he should have been overseeing the stunning process to ensure workers were following protocol.”
What is even more shocking is that this slaughterhouse is approved by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The USDA has replied to HuffingtonPost, who first did the story, saying, “The actions depicted in the video under review are appalling and completely unacceptable.”
Well, we hope they would take action against the slaughterhouse as well. Watch the video here, if you have the guts! It gave us goosebumps. (ALSO SEE: This cow was in tears while being taken to slaughter house – watch what happened next)