help to ban pig gestation confinement crates
Carol · Jul. 20, 2010
Dear CETFA supporters,
A new video documenting the lives of sows in a Manitoba barn has just been posted on YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watchv=lxIAM4QeQUM The video is based on footage shot by CETFA investigators who visited the same sow operation for the last 3 years.
Like the barn where the recent massive pig starvation case happened (charges have still not been laid), this operation was also owned and operated by a Director of Manitoba Pork.
Since 2002, the Manitoba government had been told workers at this operation were cutting open live, unanesthetized sows having difficulty farrowing to remove the lucrative piglets, yet did nothing.
The facility was decommissioned earlier this year, not because of government action but because of a lack of profitability. Scalpels were found among the abandoned medical supplies discovered during our visit in May, 2010.
The video clearly shows the progressive, debiliitating effects of barren, metal gestation crates on sows who spend nearly their entire adult lives confined to them.
Please help make gestation crates history. Write Agriculture Minister Stan Struthers at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at (204) 945-3722.
Twyla and the CETFA Team
P.S. Remember to tune in to Global National, July 28th at 10 pm to watch REVEALED: No Country for Animals, a documentary featuring our investigators as they expose government-sanctioned cruelty to farm animals in transport, on farms, collecting stations, auction houses and slaughterhouses.