Pig Farm Raid Finds Maggot-Eaten Pigs

pigsnoutI don’t eat meat and no, I don’t have any animal rights agenda, but I do think all animals should be treated humanely.

And that goes double for food animals. I can’t imagine eating sick or badly injured livestock is healthy or safe.

That’s why this makes me mad. In Tasmania, activists raided a local piggery and discovered a horror show.

The pig farm, which supplies meat to a major supermarket chain, kept pigs in squalid conditions, many with swollen legs, large abscesses and covered with flesh eating maggots crawling out of open drains.

Disgusting! The conditions are bad enough, but selling diseased meat to people is deplorable. Police have charged the owner with severe animal cruelty and the grocery store has launched an investigation.

Via ABC News.

Gerald "Gerry" Pugliese

Gerry is your typical yoga practicing, no pizza or meat eating Italian guy from New Jersey. Seriously, his family still isn't speaking to him. Professionally, Gerrys been Dr. Joel Fuhrman, MD's blogger since 2005.