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·         Vegans May Have Killed Piglets While Protesting ‘Death Factory’ Pig Farm

A UK farmer is claiming that a large group of vegans stormed her pig farm and, in their attempt to bring attention to the plight of the animals, accidentally caused the death of two piglets…

 

·         Vegan Activists Accused of Killing Piglets by Causing Stampede After Storming Farm

… “About 50 of them all piled into a farrowing house, immediately the sows are jumping up and down,” she said…

 

 

Vegans May Have Killed Piglets While Protesting ‘Death Factory’ Pig Farm

The farmer said the activists who crammed themselves into a shed with some sows and piglets caused two piglets to be crushed to death.

 

by Mack Lamoureux, VICE

Mar 8 2019

 

A UK farmer is claiming that a large group of vegans stormed her pig farm and, in their attempt to bring attention to the plight of the animals, accidentally caused the death of two piglets.

 

The group of vegans were taking part in a campaign called "Meat the Victims," which, as one activists says in a video of the event, “is designed to show the public the victims of their food choices.” A group of vegan activists about 200 strong made their way to Sandilands Farm in Lincolnshire, UK, to protest the pig farm at the start of the month. A substantial chunk of the group, about 100 people, staged an eight-hour sit-in at the farm’s farrowing house—a building filled with the small crates sows are kept in during breeding.

 

Farm owner Sylvia Hook said the activists attempted to cuddle the pigs and piglets, which stressed the animals out, and caused the death of two of her piglets.

 

“About 50 of them all piled into a farrowing house, immediately the sows are jumping up and down,” said Hook in an interview with the Lincolnshire Live. “It's caused the death of two young piglets through being squashed and two other piglets have had to be taken away to get up and running again.”

 

Speaking to a BBC television crew, Hook doubled down on her claims, saying she was “scared” and “incredibly intimidated.” Hook said the vegans interfered with the pigs’ feeding schedule, which further stressed out the animals.

 

"They were picking piglets up, cuddling them—there was a lot of screaming going on,” Hook told the BBC. “Piglets don’t want to be cuddled. Then unfortunately, they were putting the piglets back in the wrong pens.”

 

She added she believes the piglet was killed by a stressed out sow standing on it after a vegan may have accidentally put it back in the wrong pen.

 

The activists strongly dispute the claim they caused the piglet deaths, instead saying the piglet was already sick when they got there. Videos released by the activists show the vegans crammed inside the sheds and tense interactions between the activists and the farmers. In a video of the event one activist, shortly before going onto the farm, seems to acknowledge their actions will stress out the animals, but that the positives of what they were doing would outweigh the negatives.

 

“Some may say that what we are doing today will frighten or scare the animals in the farm but let me make this clear, this is nothing in comparison to what these animals face and suffer throughout their lives on this planet.”

 

Hook went on to say that it was “ridiculous” these people called themselves “animal rights activists” after seeing the stress caused...

 

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Vegan Activists Accused of Killing Piglets by Causing Stampede After Storming Farm

 

by Roxanne Libatique, Vegan News

03/08/2019

 

Vegan activists were accused of accidentally crushing piglets to death by causing a stampede after storming a farm in hopes of cuddling the newborn pigs.

 

According to Sylvia Hook — farmer from Sandilands Farm on Newark Road in Laughterton, UK — around 200 vegans from the animal rights group Meat the Victims stormed her farm to protest against the farming industry and raise awareness regarding the cruelty behind pork.

 

However, Hook claimed that the vegan activists caused distress to the pigs that resulted in the death of 2 piglets.

 

“About 50 of them all piled into a farrowing house, immediately the sows are jumping up and down,” she said.

 

“It’s caused the death of two young piglets through being squashed and two other piglets I’ve had to be taken away to get up and running again.”

 

She added: “The sows were very stressed initially with all the noise and the commotion, jumping up and down, squashing piglets, causing general havoc.”

 

“They were picking piglets up, cuddling them – there was a lot of screaming going on. Piglets don’t want to be cuddled. Then unfortunately, they were putting the piglets back in the wrong pens...

 

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