Guelph Pig Save

4 years ago by VeganStream

The Guelph Pig Save is erecting glass walls at Conestoga Meat Packers by holding regular vigils and exposing the cruelties that these pigs are forced to endure including legal and routine mutilation (without anaesthetic), travel in severe conditions, brutal slaughter methods and confinement. We are dedicated to encouraging the residents of Guelph and surrounding areas to adopt a vegan diet, which will not only protect these pigs but also the environment, and your own health. We also encourage them to support farm sanctuaries which provide a safe haven for a number of different farm animals.

Conestoga Meat Packers is the largest slaughterhouse in the region. We focus on the massive slaughterhouses, but we educate people about compassion for ALL animals, and promote veganism. Conestoga Meat Packers routinely tortures, and kills thousands of terrified, innocent pigs every day. Pigs are intelligent, playful, protective animals that often create bonds with the other pigs. They also enjoy making nests, relaxing in the sun, and cool off in the mud. Pigs are as smart as 3 year old children and possess many human qualities. They are known to dream, recognize their own names and lead social lives of a complexity previously observed only in primates. They enjoy listening to music, playing with soccer balls, and getting massages and are even able to video games! Although many people think humans are the only mammal who can communicate, pigs communicate with one another on a daily basis. More than 20 of their oinks, grunts, and squeals have been identified for different situations, from wooing their mates to expressing hunger. Newborn piglets also learn to run to their mothers' voices, and mother pigs sing to their young while nursing much like human mothers and babies do. Pigs also have long-term memories. Unfortunately, the only memories that the pigs on their way to Conestoga Meat Packers have are those you would find in an R rated horror film. Pigs have also often been compared to dogs. They are able to learn "tricks" (like sitting for a treat) and even sleep in 'pig piles,' and each have their own individual personalities, some love to cuddle and others prefer space.

Attribution: Becka Samuels

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