Torment for pigs

Torment for pigs

Torment for pigs

Published in Letters

IT REALLY does have to stop. Poor sentient pigs are enduring relentless torment in dozens of farms across Italy and Spain, conditions that are actually illegal under EU law.

According to Compassion in World Farming, undercover investigators saw “bins full of dead pigs being eaten by maggots; piglets lying in their own filth; pigs urinating in drinking/feeding troughs due to severe overcrowding; repeated evidence of biting and fighting; some pigs with chronic chest infections and others foaming badly at the mouth; dying and dead pigs simply left in dark corridors”.

It saddens me that some farmers think that’s the way to treat sentient creatures, because showing a little kindness, care or attention is never a big ask.

Zero punishment for inflicting cruelty on farmed animals and, therefore, zero deterrent to it becoming more widespread? Have the Italian and Spanish parliaments gone completely mad?

Aled Jones, Mount Crescent, Bridlington.

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7:29pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Tug job says...

Anyone for a bacon sandwich?
Anyone for a bacon sandwich? Tug job
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10:10am Thu 30 Jan 14

George Appleby says...

Chuckle! Chuckle!

Used to help my uncle Danny at Brompton when he was killing a pig. A cousin who worked at the VOM brought his gun and one shot did the job. UP on the roof joists with head down and slit throat to catch the blood for black pudding. We got the word at York when it was going to happen and I was dispatched with a big basket on a free PT pass because my dad was a goods guard on the railway. He was allowed to kill one for his own use once a year. The rest had to go to the VOM. Then the hair had to be scraped off and it was cut into joint and salted to hang up, cure and mature. Eaten for the rest of the year!!! LOVELY!
Chuckle! Chuckle! Used to help my uncle Danny at Brompton when he was killing a pig. A cousin who worked at the VOM brought his gun and one shot did the job. UP on the roof joists with head down and slit throat to catch the blood for black pudding. We got the word at York when it was going to happen and I was dispatched with a big basket on a free PT pass because my dad was a goods guard on the railway. He was allowed to kill one for his own use once a year. The rest had to go to the VOM. Then the hair had to be scraped off and it was cut into joint and salted to hang up, cure and mature. Eaten for the rest of the year!!! LOVELY! George Appleby
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10:17am Thu 30 Jan 14

George Appleby says...

Everybody who had the space kept pigs, geese, ducks and hens. The village greens and the beck were full of them. Some kept goats too.
Everybody who had the space kept pigs, geese, ducks and hens. The village greens and the beck were full of them. Some kept goats too. George Appleby
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10:21am Thu 30 Jan 14

George Appleby says...

As for us worrying about the pigs in Spain and Italy.

We have people, children and the sick suffering here and we are helpless to help them. They are in the tender care of our elected government.
As for us worrying about the pigs in Spain and Italy. We have people, children and the sick suffering here and we are helpless to help them. They are in the tender care of our elected government. George Appleby
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5:41pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Teabag1 says...

George Appleby wrote:
As for us worrying about the pigs in Spain and Italy.

We have people, children and the sick suffering here and we are helpless to help them. They are in the tender care of our elected government.
people are entitled to care for whichever cause they choose fit, this has obviously angered you somewhat? Do u have a small penis?
[quote][p][bold]George Appleby[/bold] wrote: As for us worrying about the pigs in Spain and Italy. We have people, children and the sick suffering here and we are helpless to help them. They are in the tender care of our elected government.[/p][/quote]people are entitled to care for whichever cause they choose fit, this has obviously angered you somewhat? Do u have a small penis? Teabag1
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