Canada’s Largest Case of Farm Animal Cruelty – Starvation of 2,700+ Pigs

The RCMP and Office of the Chief Veterinarian of Manitoba HAVE YET TO LAY ANY CHARGES.

Given the Chief Veterinarian’s complete lack of action on previous farm animal cruelty cases, we have serious concerns the perpetrator will not be brought to justice.

Please ensure he is by writing the following officials. Pre-written letters are available on our website (www.cetfa.com), but it’s always best to send your own letters:

The Hon. Andrew Swan
Minister of Justice and Attorney General
Minister’s Office
104 Legislative Building, 450 Broadway
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0V8
minjus@leg.gov.mb.ca

The Hon. Stan Struthers
Minister of Agriculture, Food & Rural Initiatives
Minister’s Office
165 Legislative Building, 450 Broadway
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0V8
minagr@leg.gov.mb.ca

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EU pig farm investigation by Compassion in World Farming

Compassion in World Farmings recent investigation into pig farming in six EU Member States suggests that the vast majority of pigs reared in the EU are being farmed illegally. EU legislation requires pigs to be given sufficient straw or similar rooting material so that they can engage in their natural behaviours of investigating and manipulating their environment. However, most EU pigs are reared in fully slatted systems where such provision is almost impossible.

Bored and frustrated in the barren world of the factory farm, pigs sometimes bite each others tails. To prevent this farmers often dock cut off part of the tail. Routine tail-docking is prohibited – farmers must try to prevent tail biting by improving the conditions in which the pigs are kept. Yet despite the ban on routine tail-docking, a report by EFSA shows that over 90% of pigs in the EU are tail-docked.

Take action: www.ciwf.org.uk/pigs_scandal

Pigs Slaughter in Egypt, Happening Now

A brutal operation is underway to kill hundreds of thousands of pigs in Egypt.

Graphic footage* of the mass cull backs up first hand accounts, showing pigs being hit with iron bars, kicked and burned alive with chemicals. The suffering is indescribable.

The Egyptian authorities initially claimed this is a precaution against swine flu. In fact, the relocation of pigs from densely populated areas of Cairo was decided on a year ago – swine flu has merely provided an excuse to cull the pigs rather than move them.

This unacceptably inhumane killing contradicts expert advice: the World Organisation for Animal Health has unequivocally informed all its member nations – including Egypt – that ‘the culling of pigs will not help to guard against public or animal health risks.’

Egypt has a choice and a responsibility
WSPA is able to advise the Egyptian government on humane handling and transportation methods to move urban pigs to more suitable environments. For ailing pigs, humane euthanasia options should be explored by the authorities.

Please call on the Egyptian prime minister to stop the killing immediately and use humane options

http://e-activist.com/ea-campaign/clientcampaign.do?ea.client.id=24&ea.campaign.id=3557&ea.param.extras=Organization:WSPAUK

STOP THE INHUMANE SLAUGHTER OF PIGS

Write to the Egyptian Ambassador today
Ask the Ambassador in your country to halt this horrendous mass killing of the Egyptian pig herd.

Please point out that such inhumane treatment of animals not only contravenes the OIE Guidelines but is also contrary to Islamic teaching which regards animals as “communities like you”

http://action.ciwf.org.uk/ea-campaign/clientcampaign.do?ea.client.id=119&ea.campaign.id=3556

Shocking Welfare Standards on Leading British Pig Farms Exposed

To read:
http://www.animalaid.org.uk/h/n/NEWS/pr_factory//2053//