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 [...]
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.
If piglets are in freedom, they are 4 months next to their mother. First abroad the group and afterwards in a group, there exists an intimate connection between mother and children. Piglets learn much from their mother and being social. It is not the same if pigs are kept in an intensive holding. Right after [...]
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… this is the motto of X15 an the other pigs, which are in the mast already for some days now. The four to five months, which it takes to fatten an average pig in Austria, mean to gain weight from something over 30 kg to about 110 kg.
The last period in life of X15 has began. His weight is about 32 kg and starting from now he is a fattener. Fatteners are pigs which are used for slaughter in the age of 10 weeks up to the slaughter. The difference between open and closed business we will explain in the following. In [...]
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 – [...]
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 [...]