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Thinking Pigs
Pigs have great memories, particularly when it comes to finding food (as shown from this study at Bristol University)
Pigs have great memories, particularly when it comes to finding food (as shown from this study at Bristol University)

We’ve all heard a little bit about how intelligent pigs are, or even how social they are or how they’re actually among the cleanest of mammals. But recently The Farm Sanctuary released a comprehensive, fascinating and rich portrait of pigs based on Marino and Colvin’s 2015 peer reviewed article Thinking pigs (1). The report has… continue reading

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By Tracy Worcester Last Sunday was a big day for me. The Mail on Sunday ran my article about the dreadful conditions in an intensive UK pig farm I investigated. In turn that drew massive public attention to my film showing the horrific conditions the pigs and piglets had to endure (see video below). As… continue reading

News digest 01.08.16
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A Love Story The moment young Ivan saw Evie, it was love, then rivalry, at first sight. We’d seen factory farming. But we’d never seen this. She was standing waste deep in a pit of urine and faeces when investigators from Animal Liberation NSW found her. She was alone, with no food, and no water…. continue reading

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UK pig farm undercover exposé (10min version) UK pig farm undercover exposé (2min short) By Tracy Worcester Late one evening last week, uninvited, I entered into a pig farm in the English countryside to film what I knew to be horrendous conditions for the animals there. We waited till the workers had clocked off and… continue reading

Talking Pigs
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There are infinite sensory differences between a high-welfare pig farm and a factory pig farm. At a factory farm, smell is the most shocking. The pungent smell of biodegrading faeces is hard to appreciate until it actually invades your nostrils. The sight of a factory farm is a more obvious sensory experience, with the light-deprived… continue reading

News digest 01.07.16
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Second American patient found with superbug resistant to antibiotics of last resort A second American patient has been infected with a superbug that is highly resistant to antibiotics of last resort, scientists announced. China’s new dietary guidelines could lead to a 50% drop in meat consumption In recent years, more and more information has been… continue reading

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The recent spotlight on pigs as potential harvest for organs has got me thinking about the ways in which our curly tailed friends are similar to us. So here are 5 ways that pigs can be compared to humans and, hopefully, altogether reason not to subject them to the kind of maltreatment experienced in factory… continue reading

News digest 02.06.16
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Superbug resistant to ‘antibiotic of last resort’ found in US ‘It basically shows us that the end of the road isn’t very far away for antibiotics’ The superbug that doctors have been dreading just reached the U.S. For the first time, researchers have found a person in the United States carrying bacteria resistant to antibiotics… continue reading