Pig-vision – Life of pigs

For everybody, who just now found out about the project and would like to have an overview and for everybody, who are seeking for a video to forward and recommend, this short video summarises the campaign of pi-vision. Originally it was made for an animal welfare event of the green party; now this short film […]

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Piglet Jackpot is sterilized as well – WITH local anesthetics

Due to the requirement of castration in a pet sanctuary (animal shelter), our piglet Jackpot unfortunately can´t stay out of  this surgical procedure. However he´ll be sterilized with local anesthetic. Sadly, this is not common usage in Europe, where most pigs are sterilized without anesthetic. With full sensation of pain, 250.000 piglets in the EU […]

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We have bits cut off us…

1. We have bits cut off us…teeth…and… 2. Without teeth we can’t injure each other when we lose our minds 3. But, what good it does, I don’t know, because I end up looking like this anyway A comic by Nina Georgiev

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The castration without local anesthetics – for animal rights activists purposes

The piglets aged only a few days when they are caught by the pig-breeders. They try to run away but the experienced human hands get them quickly. That they fearfully cry for help doesn’t let them off the hook in the industrial husbandry. One person holds the piglet so that it isn’t able to defend […]

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The castration without local anesthetics – for livestock industry purposes

X15 and his siblings aged 4 days on Tuesday. The farmer and his wife are preparing for the so called “piglet-service”. The “piglet service” usually includes the castration of male piglets, injection with an iron-supplement, teeth clipping as well as tail docking.The farmer is allowed to carry out these surgeries himself if the piglets aged […]

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X15 is castrated without anaesthetic – a “normal” procedure in pig farming

On the morning of 30 June 2009 the piglet X15, whose life we will be accompanying, was castrated without any anaesthetic. Unfortunately this is usual practice. 250.000 piglets are castrated in the EU every day. In almost every case, no anaesthetic is used! The castration causes not only acute, but also chronic pain. This is […]

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The Castration

Animal advocates criticise castration more than any other issue when it comes to the intensive farming of pigs. Why? Because piglets are castrated when they are just a few days old, and in the overwhelming majority of cases, without anaesthetic. This means that their testes are removed whilst they are fully conscious and able to […]

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