CFIA: Crack Down on Illegal Animal Abuse During Transport
Heartbreaking new footage captured outside Fearmans Pork slaughterhouse in Burlington, Ontario shows appalling pig suffering. On a sweltering hot day this summer, the pigs were crammed into a transport truck so tightly that they were forced to climb and step on top of each other inside the moving vehicle.
The pigs were panting, with one pig was completely unresponsive, with her tongue hanging from her mouth, while another pig gently nudged her. This pig likely suffered a painful, prolonged death from heat stress. Pigs don’t have sweat glands so they overheat easily, especially aboard the unventilated metal trucks that are used to truck them to their death.
Tragically, this suffering is not an isolated incident. Federal law prohibits overcrowding animals and exposing animals to harsh weather during transport. But the meat industry regularly breaks the law, and thousands of pigs arrive dead at slaughterhouses each year.
That's why we're demanding accountability. Tell the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Industry (CFIA) to prosecute the meat industry for routinely sacrificing animal welfare for the relentless pursuit of profit. Please demand that the CFIA inspectors investigate this crime, and enforce Canadian transport laws!