Punish Farm Workers Accused of Murdering Pregnant Pigs

Pig Nick Saltmarsh

Target: Isabel García Tejerina, Spanish Minister of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Goal: Reform animal protection laws to ensure that the perpetrators of animal torture are properly punished.

Four employees of a Spanish pig farm are currently on trial after being accused of beating and even killing pregnant pigs. Shocking footage reportedly taken at the El Escobar pig farm in Murcia, Spain shows workers laughing as they inflict unimaginable pain on innocent animals, including hitting their heads with iron rods. Employees were caught on video pressing swords repeatedly into the sides of pregnant pigs, killing them, before removing piglets from the dead animals’ stomachs.

The shocking footage sees the men playing to the camera and flexing their muscles while writhing animals die below them. This disturbing footage led to the arrest of the four men who are currently on trial, facing several counts of animal cruelty. If convicted, each man could face up to a year in prison as well as a three-year ban on working with animals. While the prosecutor is seeking the harshest possible sentence, Spain’s tendency to suspend sentences under two years for first time offenders means that these men will likely never see the inside of a jail cell.

This unimaginable cruelty must be appropriately punished not only to ensure justice for these innocent animals, but to help deter potential abusers in the future. Lax punishments such as these will only serve to perpetuate the apparent notion that crimes against animals are not a big deal. Sign the petition below to ask that animal welfare laws in Spain are reformed in order to protect innocent animals from similar abuse in the future.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mrs. Tejerina,

Four factory farm workers are currently on trial after allegedly being caught on camera beating pigs with iron bars and stabbing them with swords. Video taken from a farm in Murcia shows the man laughing as they torture the pigs, even cutting a dead sow open to remove the live piglets inside her belly.

Because of Spanish laws, it’s likely that these men will receive a suspended sentence if convicted, meaning that they will never see the inside of a jail cell. In order to protect animals from this shocking abuse, it is imperative that animal welfare laws are reformed. We, the undersigned, demand that laws are changed to include harsher punishments for those who deliberately and maliciously torture animals.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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22 Comments

  1. Margaret Melnick says:

    I would like to feed them TO the pigs. Then again maybe not I wouldn’t want to poison the poor innocent pigs by feeding them such filth.

  2. Rosemary Anderson says:

    someone should torture these vile gits. What a country for animal abuse and torture and now this. This needs the harshest punishment available. Its unbelievable that these low lives will not go to jail just what kind of country are you. It beggars belief to understand why someone would torture poor animals especially pregnant ones and laugh whilst they do it. What else have these vile gits done. OR WILL DO?

  3. THE SICK FXCKS NEED TO BE MADE TO SUFFER, NOTHING IS TO BAD FOR THEM, PLEASE DO NOT LET THEM JUST WALK, THEY WILL DO IT AGAIN, I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THEM STABBED AND TORTURED, THAT WOULD MAKE ME VERY HAPPY, TO THINK THESE FOUR STUPID IDIOTS REALLY THINK THEY ARE BRAVE, WHAT FOUR COWARDLY HUMAN BEINGS. I DO SO HOPE THEY PAY DEARLY FOR WHAT THEY HAVE DONE, SOMETIME IN THEIR LIFE TIME, AND SUFFER BADLY.

  4. One petition is not enough. Letters need to flood the Spanish government, locally in the city where it happened, and federally, to all members. Only by doing so will they take any notice.

  5. Bear de Mel says:

    The best way to get the attention of the government is affect tourism and to boycott Spanish goods, and to make the reasons known. Clearly the people around these cruel men were not bothered, one even filmed the abuse, this country like India and China, has a culture of cruelty, deliberate cruelty. My only comfort is a belief in karma, or reaping what you sow. Meanwhile, street justice is a wonderful thing.

  6. Sybil Sable says:

    How sadistic can you be.These evil Devils should be severely punished.I mean severely!

  7. The disgusting severity of the torture and the sadistic delight in it, demands that these guys be put out of commission and taught a lesson and a mere slap on the wrist, like a three month ban re: working with animals (usual protocol), isn’t going to do it.
    Nothing worse than grown men picking on something weaker, and defenseless, and then acting like big shots flexing their muscles…they are nothing more than useless filth and pond scum. NO suspension of sentence for “first time offenders” here, NONE OF THAT (it is pretty much guaranteed that this is not the first time these deviants have tortured animals, it’s just that, until now, they haven’t been caught).
    MAXIMUM sentence, a year in prison by Spanish law, which is laughable considering what the pregnant animals went through, and a LIFELONG BAN, not a mere three month ban, re: working with animals. I, myself, would prefer to see them hanged…..These types graduate to women and children unless stopped though I’m sure they have already left a long, hidden trail of abuse behind them…
    Isabel García Tejerina [and all relevant “authorities”], remove them from society and put them behind bars where they belong. MORE years in prison in relation to the level of violence… MANDATED psychiatric treatment and monitoring until they are in their graves and, at that point, good riddance…

    NO DOUBT this petition will be ignored…but it serves to show the world is watching and that cannot be erased.
    Animal welfare laws MUST be reformed… We need a historic and exemplary sentence.

  8. After watching the video — USA: Bomb the place!

    These men to JAIL or appeal to rebels to BOMB the residence of all these men. These men should be begging for prison.

    BUT… then again… I know how to get real justice. A) have Jesus in your heart and repent for how imperfect we ALL are. B) Love the animals and feel nothing but love for the animals and for the bad guys (love your enemies). C) Ask God, the pure justice power of God, to HELP THEM. He will help them see the error or their ways – even by death.

  9. Sheila Menache says:

    Don’t you have any sense of decency and compassion – I hope you are so severely punished for your cruel deeds – remember the wheel turns (even if it is slow) but the day will come where you will think back and wish that you had never done this because your life is going to be a misery which you justly deserve you miserable bits of humanity!!

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