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No, this is not a still from a fetish porn video.

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It’s actually a protest by PETA, the animal rights organisation that certainly makes you think. The point of this pregnant woman in fetching pastel pink undies crouching on all fours in a small cage in London, is to highlight the awful plight of pregnant female pigs who are forced to stand in teeny little cages.

More info after the  jump if you’re interested……..

From the PETA website: FACTORY FARMING OF PIGS

Pigs are very clean animals who take to the
mud primarily to cool off and evade flies. They are just as friendly
and gregarious as dogs, and according to Professor Donald Broom at the
Cambridge University Veterinary School, “They have the cognitive
ability to be quite sophisticated. Even more so than dogs and certainly
three-year-olds.”(17) Mother pigs in factory farms in the U.S. live
most of their lives in individual crates that are 7 feet long and 2
feet wide.(18) They display signs of extreme boredom and stress, such
as biting the bars of their cages and gnashing their teeth.(19) Their
piglets are taken away three weeks after birth and packed into pens
until they are singled out to be raised for breeding or for meat.20
Like chickens and turkeys, pigs are genetically manipulated and pumped
full of drugs, and many become crippled under their own weight.
Although pigs are naturally affable and social animals, the confinement
of these crowded pens causes neurotic behaviors such as cannibalism and
tail-biting, so farmers use pliers to break off the ends of piglets’
teeth and cut off their tails without any painkillers.(21)

Pigs are transported through all weather extremes, often freezing to
the sides of transport trucks in leading pig-slaughtering states like
Iowa and Nebraska or dying from dehydration in states like North
Carolina. According to the industry, more than 100,000 pigs die en
route to slaughter each year, and more than 400,000 arrive crippled
from the journey.(22)

At the slaughterhouse, improper stunning means that many hogs reach
the scalding-hot water baths—which are intended to soften their skin
and remove their hair—while they are still conscious.(23) U.S.
Department of Agriculture inspection records documented 14 humane
slaughter violations at one processing plant, including finding hogs
who “were walking and squealing after being stunned [with a stun gun]
as many as four times.”(24) A PETA investigation found that workers at
an Oklahoma farm were killing pigs by slamming the animals’ heads
against the floor and beating them with a hammer.(25)

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