An Abbotsford farm is currently facing startling accusations. PETA has obtained never-before-released video footage from inside Excelsior Hog Farm, which captured horrific scenes.
In the video, you can see severely injured and lame pigs, including some with bloody lacerations and volleyball-size umbilical hernias. People will notice them suffering in dungeon-like conditions.
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PETA says that “heavily pregnant sows were forced to give birth in farrowing crates hardly bigger than their bodies”. Sadly, many of their babies died unattended.
As for any survivors, they were forced to live alongside their dead and rotting littermates in terrible conditions.
“Mother pigs at Excelsior Hog Farm spend their wretched lives inside cramped metal crates, unable to turn around or attend to their piglets, many of whom are left to die slowly, just out of their reach,” says PETA Senior Vice President of Cruelty Investigations Daphna Nachminovitch.
Excelsior Hog Farm
Excelsior Hog Farm sends pigs to Johnston’s, a Chilliwack-based slaughterhouse. In addition, they claim to work only with suppliers raising pigs under a “clear standard of care” and according to “best treatment practices”.
As of right now, PETA has asked the British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to investigate the farm for suspected violations of the province’s Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.
Furthermore, the animal rights organization wants Johnston’s to end its relationship with Excelsior Hog Farm.
Excelsior Hog Farm is located at 35805 Vye Road, Abbotsford.