Flat House Farm in Leicestershire is under fire for animal welfare violations after video footage of the local pig farm was released. The farm supposedly conforms to the highest standard of animal welfare under the Red Tractor Seal, but animal charity Viva! is sharing footage that shows otherwise.

Viva said that the farm’s practices included untreated illness in animals, acute malnutrition, cannibalism, and sows being brutally killed. The animal rights group said, “Our team witnessed appalling conditions, documenting the systematic abuse of farmed pigs, whose short lives are filled with nothing but misery and pain. Not only do factory farms raise serious welfare concerns, but they also create an ideal environment for mutating viruses and antibiotic-resistant superbugs.”

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The Red Tractor organization said of the footage and its subsequent actions, ‘We are appalled by the images in the footage, protecting animal health and welfare is one of our top priorities. Red Tractor requires all members to meet every standard, every day and take any breaches of these standards seriously. Last month we immediately launched an investigation and the farm’s membership of the scheme has since been terminated.”

See the footage from Viva, below:

 

Source: Viva Vegan Charity

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