The Birth

Pig-Vision will be following a pig throughout his life in a typical intensive pig farm. This includes, of course, the birth. Therefore our camera team will be there to film as life begins for a small group of pigs. What is the birth like? And how does a sow actually become pregnant? To find out […]

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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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The Rearing

Piglets spend the first few weeks of their lives with their mother, but she is imprisoned in a so-called “farrowing crate”. This is a kind of cage which is just big enough for her to take a few paces backwards and forwards, whilst turning around is practically impossible. As a result she is unable to […]

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The Fattening

The longest part of a pig’s life is spent just eating and growing. These highly sensitive creatures are unable to do much more in such an environment. Digging up roots, exploring or just wallowing – none of this is possible in modern intensive pig farms. It would in fact be normal behaviour for pigs – […]

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The Slaughter

A pig normally lives for around 10 years, if he or she is allowed to. But the meat industry doesn’t have this much time. Piglets must grow as much as possible within the shortest amount of time. In 7 months a piglet must be fattened to a 110 kg pig. This is through farming methods […]

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The Life

We do not only want to show what life is usually like for a pig in this day and age. We want to take one of these piglets and bring him to a sanctuary – a place where he can join a herd of pigs running free. A place where there is fresh air and […]

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