Ireland: Pig Abuse Investigation Undertaken and Exposed by ARAN


Congratulations to our good friend John  Carmody and all the crew at ARAN for their excellent work on this investigation – please read on ! – SAV

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Animal Rights Action Network <> has just released
heartbreaking undercover footage obtained directly inside an Irish pig
breeding facility in Ireland.

The footage is today front page headlines in The Irish Sun.

The horrific footage shows cruelty to pigs, including a grown adult pig,
which, in the video appears to be prolapsing, (her insides hanging out from
her anus). The pig is repeatedly hit forcefully over the head, crushing her
skull as she screams in pain, whilst continuing to be violently hit with a
sledgehammer by the employees at the facility
. One employee that works
there, claims this way of killing the animals is an every day occurrence and
is the normal way to do so at the facility-although not legal by any
standards-this way of killing the animals helps to save costs without
calling for a vet to ‘humanely’ kill the pigs that the facility feels they
cannot sell onto slaughterhouses in Ireland and abroad.

During the investigation many baby piglets have been found dead with their skulls all bashed in, ironically killed in the very same way. This way of killing pigs
that are unwanted violates Irish animal welfare laws.

ARAN has furnished the Department of Agriculture in Dublin with the findings of the investigation, after a lengthy meeting with department officials nothing yet has came
about. The Gardai (the Irish police – SAV) are now investigating the matter further. Irish media outlets have also came out supporting our finding’s.

Some other footage obtained inside the facility include:-

* Workers were seeing smashing the head of a live grown adult pig whom
appears to be pro-lapsing with a sledgehammer, the animal continues to take
the blows of the hammer whilst screaming in pain, before she eventually
drops to the ground and convulses, all this been watched by employees of the

* A Truck full of dead baby piglets whilst another grown pig lies dead
for up to two days as stated by the investigating employee.

* Dead piglets lie among live piglets.

* Grown adult pigs confined to tiny farrowing crates, the pigs cannot
move whilst their piglets gather around.

“Every time we pull back the curtain on slaughterhouses or their animal
factories, we reveal atrocities that would make most people lose their
lunch,” says Stephan Wymore for ARAN. “The horrendous abuse documented at
this facility clearly violates Irish animal welfare law, and we’re asking
that these people and this company be held accountable

If you would like to help stop this cruelty, please consider sending ARAN an
urgent donation today to help us get footage inside of other
slaughterhouses, fur farms, circuses, laboratories, bloodsports and much
more. ARAN is devoted to establishing rights for all animals.

Thankfully, because of loyal and kind supporters, who send us donations, we can go on to help expose all this needless suffering and cruelty, but we can do much more
if we get your donation today!

Establishments such as this pig breeding facility would rather you not send ARAN a donation, we need not wonder why.

Thank you,

Animal Rights Action Network

Ps, ARAN would like to thank everyone who supports our work either through
sending donations, attending our peaceful and eye-catching events, helping
with letter writing, phone calls and emails, organizing local events in your
area, helping with ARAN’s campaign work and much more – together we are all
truly doing something big to help bring about a day where no animals will
have to be cruelly killed or tormented for human use. ARAN appreciates all
your support for our work here in Ireland.


Burgos Pig Hell 

In remembrance of those who died there. 

Lifeless and wrinkled in hell they died, a result of mans dominion. 

The rain came down from the glimpses of sky on the bloodied bodies in the barn. 

As pink piglets cried, just left to die the hammers drained life from them.

The men they pulled and kicked and swung the implements of torture

The piglets destined for your plate were beaten till their skulls cracked.

Lets buy a pig upon a spit ,the kids will love  the crackling.


What price your ham and pudding man, what price your breakfast rasher?

The sick were bludgeoned and abused as others watched in horror.

Why can’t you see the horror here, why can’t  I see my mother.


My eyes are filled with blood now, my legs are bruised and broken.

My brothers are already dead, I hear my mother choking.

The hammers thud it hits the ground as blows smash up her body.


My body’s cold, I see my mum, they’ve thrown her on the others.

Oh let me die, the earths no place for anyone but humans.

Little  piglets we just ask for life , why use us for your pleasure.


Bernie Wright.


Following the discovery of Burgos slaughter house and pig breeding factory, Cootehill, Co Cavan Ireland. In remembrance of the victims that were beaten to death by sledgehammers to supply the demand for dead flesh by humans. -May 2009

take care – Bernie





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