Pigs are more intelligent than dogs. what are we doing?? choose to put down that piece of bacon. this is insanity. https://t.co/bhw5B9gPMt
— Paul Wesley (@paulwesley) November 12, 2015
Undercover video recorded by an animal rights activist at one of the largest U.S. pork producers appears to show pigs being beaten and dragged across the slaughterhouse floor as workers cheer and throw blood-soaked towels at one another.
An edited version of the video, posted to YouTube on Wednesday, shows pigs covered in feces and riddled with puss-filled sores headed for the production line. It also shows numerous pigs that appear to be conscious and shaking in pain as they are being slaughtered. Federal law requires livestock to be stunned before they are killed.