Recent Investigations of the Slaughtering of Pigs

Board member and multiple-year grantee Jo-Anne McArthur and multiple-year grantees Amy Jones and Paul Healey have pieces in The Guardian’s Animals Farmed series about pig slaughterhouses, working with reporter Kate Hodal. Jo-Anne’s piece, “Death by clubbing: the brutality of Thailand’s pig slaughterhouses” looks at the practices of slaughterhouses in Thailand from start to finish and the harm that comes to these animals, despite regulations in place for them not to suffer. Amy and Paul’s piece, “Secret slaughterhouse video reveals brutal treatment of pigs in Cambodia” shows the lack of welfare practices in Cambodia and often at many other smaller operations. It’s good to bear witness to these practices and for this information to be shared, even though it is quite disturbing.