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 [...]
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 [...]
A week before giving birth, the mother of X15 and X11 was moved to a farrowing crate, which is a metal cage hardly any bigger than her own body. It measures 65 cm in width and 190 cm in length. Trapped in this prison, she will give birth to her piglets onto bare concrete floor, [...]
On 26th of June, early in the morning, nine piglets were born . Yesterday the first pictures were shown, now we display an extract of the videos. We will accompany two of them intensively. We call them X11 and X15 – both siblings, just been born. X15 will spend his life in a common Austrian [...]
The piglets were born this morning. Here are the first photos of the nine siblings: You can see more photos of the new arrivals in our Flickr site album “The first weeks”.
In this first video-interview, Elisabeth Sablik from VGT tells us how pig farming operates, and what improvements could be made. (Only available in German.) Looking for more videos. Check out our: YouTube-Channel.
When a pig’s life is not totally mechanised to meet the ends of mass production, he or she lives in close-knit groups where the main female has the say. Male pigs usually live as loners after their puberty. When they have proved themselves to their adversaries they gain access to females. The females however, are [...]
X15 is a male piglet. His existence began on 2.3.09 as his mother was artificially inseminated. In pig breeding farms sows are used as reproductive machines. Their natural cycles are controlled on mass by hormone injection which ensure the timing of their fertility and which are used as little as 4 to 7 days after her [...]
Around four months before piglets are to be born, a sow is made pregnant. What a boar used to do is done today by a pig breeder himself. Artificial insemination is done by using sperm from a special breeding unit. This means that the mother of X11 and X15, the two pigs, whose lives we will be [...]