The Pig-Vision project has observed the lives of two pigs for seven months. Two brothers, whose lives could not have been more different. If you are still wondering exactly what this project is all about, then this article will help you to understand. With this comparative video line-up we want to provide a retrospective overview [...]
The pictures on this video are neither nice nor enjoyable. They depict the slaughter of a pig. One hundred percent legal – one hundred percent “normal”. Every day countless pigs worldwide are killed in this, or even more cruel ways. This pig is X15, the pig that was accompanied by camera and documented for seven [...]
It happened last thursday. X15, like his brothers, sisters and other conspecifics, was slaughtered. X15 was transported separately to reduce stress while beging transported. There was also straw to provide some relief for X15; it was the first time in his life, that he felt straw. When he arrived at the slaughterhouse, he was physically [...]
The final parade of X15 was his journey to the slaughtering block. Experienced hands kill and dismantle what was once his body. And all this only because humans like to eat meat. Habit? Necessity? Or can it be changed? You tell us.
We documented the killing of the feeding pig X15 with cameras; at the same time we tried to communicate an overall impression of the happenings via Twitter. Here we provide the sent messages once again: 06:49 am In a moment we´ll leave to accompany X15 with cameras on his last path. We´ll keep you updated. [...]
Today in the course of the morning, X15 will be killed. You have the possibility to witness everything realtime, because we will report on twitter (you can read it there also without being registered) and facebook promptly. Pictures and the video of the end of X15 we will provide you tomorrow.
As soon as X15 has gained 120 kg, his time is up. As a fattened pig he will be killed, because he has reached what the meat-industry call the „slaughter weight“. It will make sausage, ham and schnitzel out of him. From this weight on, for every kilogramm that X15 gains, the farmer hast o [...]
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 [...]