Red Tractor 'appalled' by barbaric conditions exposed in our latest undercover investigation into British pig farming. The disturbing footage highlights a clear lack of care for severely sick and dying animals, housed in squalid conditions that pose a serious public health risk.
A previous undercover investigation in 2020 revealed rotting corpses and animal abuse on two British pig farms. Workers were filmed brutally killing piglets, mutilating others and leaving dead animals out in the open.
BREAKING NEWS: Tesco dumps Hogwood Farm
Against all odds, Viva! Campaigns returned to Hogwood pig farm in 2019 to expose shocking conditions for the third year running. In response to the footage Viva! obtained, Red Tractor have suspended Hogwood’s certification and Tesco have dropped them with immediate effect.
Actor Peter Egan and Viva! founder and director, Juliet Gellatley, gave the British pig industry the 1st for ‘Shame of Britain’ outside their annual awards in London.
Viva!'s founder and director, Juliet Gellatley, joins Bristol Animal Save outside a slaughterhouse on Bristol city limits. The organisers are allowed a few minutes with pigs trapped in each transporter to bear witness to their plight and offer some small amount of comfort - probably the only human kindness they have ever known.
Viva! and Dean Farm Animal Sanctuary have rescued a sow and her six piglets from a pig farm going out of business. We are so delighted that we can offer them a life together in the beautiful Welsh countryside! Not only that, these pig ambassadors will help us educate people about the horrors of factory farming by juxtaposing their new lives with our shocking footage from Britain's factory farms.
Follow their progress at www.viva.org.uk/pigrescue and see for yourself the difference between their lives on the sanctuary and the stark contrast to those of factory farmed pigs at www.viva.org.uk/hope-not-hell.
Will you Face Off against the British pig industry? Join Viva!'s founder, Juliet Gellatley, on a tour of a typical British pig farm ...