Pigs are playful social animals. Yet today they have been turned them into mere production units, with little regard to their welfare and basic needs.
Young piglets are taken from their mothers at a young age, and placed into large overcrowded concrete sheds. Unnatural flooring, a lack of movement and the build up of toxic ammonia fumes due to accumulation of urine and feces leads to injuries, skeletal and respiratory disorders, pneumonia and other contagious diseases like swine flu.
Baby piglets are subjected to body mutilations like tail docking and castration, done to prevent injuries and improve the quality of meat.
Gestation and farrowing crates take intensive confinement and lack of movement to another level, not even allowing a pig enough room to turn around for months on end. They are considered so barbaric that they have been banned in a number of countries.
Did you know?
Like dogs, pigs are friendly, loyal and intelligent animals. Living socially in packs upto 30, they enjoy roaming, grooming and sleeping in groups. Pigs are capable of learning tricks, enjoy listening to music & getting massaged and have even been taught to play video games.