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Jonathan Balcombe

In this place, death seems like the only relief from suffering.
PhD, Animal behaviour

Dr. Balcombe is a doctorate in Animal behaviour and is the author of 4 books on animal behaviour.

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In this place, death seems like the only relief from suffering.
These videos depict scenes of unbearable suffering and inexcusable neglect. Piglets scream in agony while abdominal surgery (castration) is performed in a barn without anaesthesia. Others have their tails roughly amputated with small pliers. Piglets are left to die slowly following botched operations that resulted in their abdominal organs extruding from their bellies. Other piglets stagger or gasp near death with no one to help them through their lonely agony. Sows chew maniacally on the bars of their tiny prisons. Some have wounds and prolapses that will cause death. Others already have. In this place, death seems like the only relief from suffering -- reaction to investigative footage of the Mercy for Animals pig investigations