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The aim of SAV has always been one of telling the realities and showing the realities of global animal abuse issues.

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England: More Pig Abuse – New Undercover Investigation Reveals Shocking Brutality at East Anglian Pig Co.

Please click on this link to see the video footage and photo stills from the investigation:


New undercover investigation reveals shocking brutality at East Anglian Pig Co.
Undercover investigation reveals shocking brutality 
exposing leading supermarket supplier in the UK
A new Animal Equality undercover investigation exposes the British Pig Industry again, revealing shocking brutality 
at East Anglian Pig Company (EAP), which is the third largest pork producer and leading supermarket supplier in the UK.

An undercover investigator worked at two different sites for a total of 29 days:

Little Thorns Weaner Unit:
This is a weaner unit, with approximately 8,000 to 10,000 pigs on site. At Little Thorns, the pigs were bred outdoors in six sheds for a period of 6 to 8 weeks, before being sent to the finishing units.

Didlington, The Piggery:
This is a breeding unit, with 3,000 pigs on site and over 700 female pigs. The pigs are raised outdoors, and fattened indoors. Over 300 pigs are sent to the slaughterhouse from this facility each week.

Animal Equality proves once again that, regardless of whether a farm is labeled as being ‘higher welfare’, ‘Quality Assured’ or monitored by the RSPCA, there exists pain, suffering and exploitation on a huge scale.

Animal Equality’s investigation has received statements of support from leading international experts, including a renowned British veterinarian, Professors and animal behaviourists.

Sickly piglets were killed by blunt force trauma. These animals were grasped by their hind limbs and brutally whipped head-first multiple times against a hard surface. In some instances, whereby the animals did not die following the blunt force head trauma, a worker tried to suffocate the piglets by placing his hand on the animal’s muzzle and then placing his foot over the throat.
Extreme confinement within sow stalls and farrowing crates resulted in the pigs being subject to extreme movement restrictions, as they were unable to turn around.
Stereotypies were readily observed. Female pigs were frequently observed bar-biting, and one pig demonstrated excessive swaying behaviour.
Pigs appeared to suffer significant injuries. Deep abrasions were evident on the backs of some individuals, and several piglets were lame or paraplegic, probably as a result of spinal trauma.
Piglets appeared to have abrasions and ulcerative lesions on their joints. Such wounds can lead to secondary infections as a result of bacterial and ammonia contamination from the environment, further perpetuating the condition.
Several dead piglets were present in the farrowing crates, most likely the result of crushing from the sow.
Piglets were beaten in the head with an iron bar, and an adult lame pig was shown with a twine muzzle over the snout. The animal was struggling and clearly suffering.
Several amputated tail segments were observed, most likely as a result of tail docking. Tail docking in commercial piggery units is normally performed on young piglets without the use of anesthetic and can be a highly painful procedure.
Workers moved adult pigs by kicking them and one female pig was repeatedly slapped and punched across her sensitive muzzle and head.
Weaners were thrown aggressively around by their fragile limbs.
A worker grabbed an adult pig by his tail for restraint whilst cutting and hacking the caudal thigh. The animal was not afforded any sedation or anesthesia.

• The East Anglian Pig Company is owned by Cranswick Plc – a leading UK food supplier that manufactures and supplies products to the food service sector, food producers and grocery retailers within the UK, such as

Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, The Cooperative Food, Waitrose and ASDA.

• The company produces a range of products, its brands include Jamie Oliver, Weight Watchers, Richard Woodall, The Black Farmer, Red Lion Foods, Reggae Reggae, Simply Sausages and Yorkshire Baker.
• Cranswick Pork is also used to make famous dishes served in McDonald’s such as the Sausage & Egg McMuffin. Cranswick had been named supplier of the year at the OSI McDonald’s Awards on 4th April 2011.
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England: Update – ‘Animal Aid’ Cruelty Case Gets 2 Slaughterhouse Workers Jailed – And the Very People (Government) Who Should Have Prosecuted, Refused to Do So. Shame on the Conservative Government Yet Again.

There has been some positive news today regarding pig abusers at a slaughterhouse who were caught on undercover filming.

Our previous post (July 2011) on this issue:

Source: Animal Aid –

Cheale Meats animal abusers sentenced
Posted 25 April 2012

Today, two former Cheale Meats slaughterhouse employees received jail sentences after pleading guilty to offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006. The men had been caught on covert cameras placed by Animal Aid in March and April last year.

Last week, Piotr Andrzej Wasiuta from Southend admitted three charges relating to stubbing cigarettes out on the faces of pigs, while his colleague Kelly Smith from Benfleet admitted two counts relating to beating the animals with excessive force and frequency. Wasiuta was jailed for six weeks, and Smith for four weeks. Their prison terms were reduced from nine to seven weeks, respectively, because they had pleaded guilty to the charges. It is understood that both intend to appeal their sentences.

The prosecutor described how one pig was hit more than 30 times in 62 seconds, including around the head. That both men were in positions of responsibility and both used weapons were aggravating factors.

The cruelty caused public outrage when the footage was broadcast on national news last year. Despite the clear abuse of animals, Defra, the government department which had responsibility for bringing a prosecution, refused to do so, stating erroneously that the footage would not be admissible in court. The bench at Westminster Magistrates Court was last week shown the footage. Animal Aid has long believed that the decision not to prosecute was politically motivated. In September, Defra’s responsibility for prosecuting was removed and given instead to the Crown Prosecution Service, which brought this case.

Says Animal Aid’s Head of Campaigns, Kate Fowler:

‘We are satisfied that Wasiuta and Smith have now been brought to justice. Their acts of cruelty were inexcusable and caused untold suffering to animals who were already scared and vulnerable. However, many other slaughterhouse workers, who also caused serious and deliberate suffering to animals, have escaped justice because this government refused to act. We are now calling on the Food Standards Agency to look again at two other cases to see whether charges may be brought under the Animal Welfare Act.
‘Our detailed investigations have found illegality in eight of the nine slaughterhouses we visited, despite government-appointed vets being present in all of them. The current regulatory system does not work. It does not catch those who abuse animals. But this case proves that properly placed and independently-monitored cameras do work, and we renew our call for Defra to make CCTV mandatory to catch those who abuse animals and to act as a disincentive to those who might consider it.’
Ninety-five MPs have now signed EDM 2273, which calls for mandatory CCTV in slaughterhouses.


Jim Paice – the Uk Government Minister (Defra) who (Typically) REFUSED to Act on this issue.








Bosnia and Herzegovina: Further Information on the Dogs and a Message of Thanks From Jelena.

Thank you so much for your support!

Read the right informations here

Jelena Paunovic

USA: (Article) – Mitch Head: The Notion of Sadism by Indifference.

Watch the undercover footage obtained at Hy-Line via the following link – scroll to the end: 
Mitch Head: The Notion of Sadism by Indifference

Well, just when you didn’t think humanity could get any more sadistic through a totally apathetic viewpoint, along comes Mitch Head defending the notion of sadism by indifference in his defense of “The hatchery”, which is owned by West Des Moines-based Hy-Line North America. It is one of many operations in Iowa , the nation’s leading egg producer.
Grinding up chicks alive.
Are we that disconnected to the life around us and within us that we will tolerate anything? Isn’t that how concentration camps were built, through indifference to sadism?

Boycotting eggs in general would be helpful. An alternative to eggs is also helpful. Griding up chicks alive, despite what Mr. Head seems to believe, is NOT humane, nor is it helpful.
“Using a grinder,” Head said, “is the most instantaneous way to euthanize chicks.”

What he really means to say is that it is the most efficient and cost-effective way to dispose of unwanted life forms. You know, somewhere in the “ballpark” in how the Nazis placed humans in gas chambers and then cremated their bodies? This was their idea of more “efficient” and “instantaneous”.

We can point to someone else who once thought as Mitch Head does. Heinrich Luitpold Himmler was a spokesperson for the Nazi Party, Reichsführer of the SS, a military commander, and a leading member of the Nazi Party. As overseer of the concentration camps, extermination camps, and Einsatzgruppen (literally: task forces, often used as killing squads), Himmler coordinated the killing of some six million Jews, between 200,000 and 500,000 Roma, many prisoners of war, and possibly another three to four million Poles, communists, other Germans whom the Nazis deemed unworthy to live, including homosexuals, people with physical and mental disabilities, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and members of the Confessing Church.

Himmler was also very interested in agriculture and the “back to the land” movement. He was unsuccessful as a chicken farmer, the way he had set up the concentrated feeding area for the chickens caused them all to die. This failure was the horrific blue print, years later, for the concentration camps he was a major contributor of creating. In contrast to Hitler, Himmler inspected and oversaw all concentration camps. As a result of these inspections, Himmler and the Nazis searched for a new and more expedient ways to kill, which culminated in the use of gas chambers and the ovens.

Mitch Head stating that grinding live chickens is “the most instantaneous way to euthanize chicks”, sends chills up the spine of humanity.  Indifference and selective compassion are a dangerous duo, for together, they breed excessive apathy and thus, become a gateway for the darkness to thrive. Reference the Holocaust to see how indifference and selective compassion manifests themselves. Look at any holocaust/genocide past or present, human or animal, and one can clearly see how it all begins. It starts when someone says “they are only Jews” , “they are only Native Americans”, “They are only Africans”, “They are only animals”, “they are only chicks…”

It’s a choice, everyone. We can stand by, do nothing but give into our fears, our doubts and our anger, OR we can stand up for what we believe in, we can stand with courage in our conviction that we are all connected and that all life matters.

eople believe that the opposite of love is hate, but that’s not true.
The opposite of love is indifference.

And indifference is the plague of a people that can no longer feel or hear its own collective heart. Once that happens we are all dancing to what is tantamount to soul genocide.

And genocide begins when a man, who is representative and spokesperson to an egg producer, publicly states that grinding chicks alive is “the most instantaneous way to euthanize chicks.”
Marla Stormwolf-Patty
Vice-president of AELLA
WASHINGTON – An animal rights group publicized a video Tuesday showing unwanted chicks being tossed alive into a grinder at an Iowa plant and accused egg hatcheries of being “perhaps the cruellest industry” in the world.
The undercover video was shot by Chicago-based Mercy for Animals at a hatchery in Spencer , Iowa , over a two-week period in May and June. The video was first obtained Monday by The Associated Press.
“We have to ask ourselves if these were puppies and kittens being dropped into grinders, would we find that acceptable?” asked Nathan Runkle, the group’s executive director, at a news conference in Des Moines. “I don’t think that most people would.”

The group said that tossing male chicks, which have little value because they can’t lay eggs or be raised quickly enough to be raised profitably for meat, into grinders is common industry practice. United Egg Producers, a trade group for U.S. egg farmers, confirmed that.

The hatchery is owned by West Des Moines-based Hy-Line North America and is one of many operations in Iowa , the nation’s leading egg producer.

The video, shot with a hidden camera and microphone by a Mercy for Animals employee who got a job at the plant, shows a Hy-Line worker sorting through a conveyor belt of chirping chicks, flipping some of them into a chute like a poker dealer flips cards.

These chicks, which a narrator says are males, are then shown being dropped alive into a grinding machine.
In other parts of the video, a chick is shown dying on the factory floor amid a heap of egg shells after falling through a sorting machine. Another chick, also still alive, is seen lying on the floor after getting scalded by a wash cycle, according to the video narrator.

Hy-Line said the video “appears to show an inappropriate action and violation of our animal welfare policies,” referring to chicks on the factory floor.

But the company also noted that “instantaneous euthanasia” — a reference to killing of male chicks by the grinder — is a standard practice supported by the animal veterinary and scientific community.
Company spokesman Tom Jorgensen said Tuesday an investigation was continuing, and once it’s completed the company would release more information.

Runkle acknowledged that his group’s ultimate goal was to get people to stop eating eggs. He said he believe many would refuse to eat eggs if they knew what happened to male chicks.
“The egg industry is perhaps the cruelest industry on the face of the planet,” Runkle said.

Mercy for Animals also sent letters to the nation’s 50 largest grocery store chains, including Walmart, Whole Foods, Safeway, Harris Teeter and Trader Joe’s, asking them to include a label on egg cartons that says, “Warning: Male chicks are ground-up alive by the egg industry.”

A spokesman for United Egg Producers called the proposal “almost a joke.” Spokesman Mitch Head said Mercy for Animals had no credible authority, as well as questionable motives. “This is a group which espouses no egg consumption by anyone — so that is clearly their motive.”
Mercy for Animals estimated 200 million male chicks are killed a year, which the United Egg Producers also confirmed.

“There is, unfortunately, no way to breed eggs that only produce female hens,” Head said. “If someone has a need for 200 million male chicks, we’re happy to provide them to anyone who wants them. But we can find no market, no need.”

Using a grinder, Head said, “is the most instantaneous way to euthanize chicks.”
There is no federal law that ensures the humane euthanasia of animals on farms or hatcheries, according to Jonathan Lovvorn, vice president and chief counsel of the Humane Society of the United States .

The Humane Society also says that virtually all egg farms, even those that sell cage-free eggs, get their hens from hatcheries that kill their male chicks.

Hy-Line says on its Web site that its Iowa facility produces 33.4 million chicks. Based on that figure, Mercy for Animals estimates a similar number of male chicks are killed at the facility each year. Hy-Line did not comment on that estimate.

Runkle, of Mercy for Animals, said most people would be shocked to learn that 200 million chicks are killed a year.
“Is this justifiable just for cheap eggs?” he said.

As to more humane alternatives to disposing of male chicks, Runkle said the whole system is inherently flawed.
“The entire industrial hatchery system subjects these birds to stress, fear and pain from the first day,” he said.

Bosnia-Herzegovina: Sadistic Couple Cementing Dogs Alive Into Walls ! – Please Take Actions Now and Demand These Abusers Are Punished In The Extreme.


** FURTHER UPDATE 2030hrs GMT:  Lots of photos.


UPDATE 1900hrs GMT 23/4/12.

We have just been informed that the dogs have been FREED ! – Thank you Ela.

We are now trying to get accurate information about this situation from Balkans contacts.

You can watch very recent video footage via the following link:!/?ref=ostali

Please watch this space or any new posts we will create as news updates arrive.

But it appears that the dogs are now free.


German Site – Link and photos: 




Vorname = First name
Nachname = Second name
Unterschreiben = Sign

Info (in german) and PHOTOS:


Please send emils to:

Delegation of the European
Commission to
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Address: Dubrovačka 6
Phone: 387 33 254 700
E-mail: delegation-bih@…
Web site:

City Government
Address: Hamdije Kreševljakovića 3
Phone: 387 33 221 145
E-mail: info_grad@…
Web site:

Office of the High Representative
in B&H – OHR
Address: Emerika Bluma 1
Phone: 387 33 283 500
E-mail: interviews@…
Web site:

Council of Ministers
Address: Trg BiH 1
Phone: 387 33 219 923
E-mail: cmpress@…
Web site:

Government of Federation
of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Address: Alipašina 41
Phone: 387 33 212 986
E-mail: info@…
Web site:



A sadistic couple in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina in the former Yugoslavia is collecting dogs, cementing them while still alive into walls and slaughtering them. Neighbors have complained about the cries of the animals and the stench of the dead bodies but no authority will take action.

Jelena Paunovic is the brave woman who is taking photos, visiting the poor creatures with food, and trying to raise world-wide condemnation so something will be done. All pleas she has made to veterinarians and local authorities have fallen on deaf ears.


If you are on Facebook, you can follow her and receive updates. The link directly below this takes you to a German story on this atrocity. I’ve provided some contacts but don’t know if they are the right ones. Please email them a note voicing your outrage!

I also need your help in locating the contacts for Sarajevo local police, the mayor and the tourist ministry. I need you all to spread the word….share, crosspost, Tweet, Facebook and let the world know these poor dogs
need help! Please post any contact info you have! Thank you

Michelle S.

Uk: David Cameron Talks of ‘War Heroes’ – Unless You Are An Ex (Uk) Military Dog – Then He Will Kill You ! – Article and Petition Below.

Photo: Daily Mirror

People all over the world – please e mail Cameron and tell him that you know his approach to faithful, loyal war dogs.



What else do you expect from a Hunter ?

British Government kills 800 War Dogs!


Please see article below and petition link.
Please note there may be a delay in displaying the characters on the petition link details so please be patient until they display.

You can also write and protest to David Cameron- Prime Minister for the UK at

and also the Ministry of Defence using their online contact form-

British Government Euthanizes 800 War Dogs


Ministry of Defense and David Cameron: Stop the killing of War Dogs-