Dear Animals for the Care of Treatment,
An important new PETA investigation�??the first-ever look at the very beginning of the lives of the animals who have their body parts marketed as bacon, pork chops, and sausages�??has just revealed the hell that lame and injured animals endure at a facility owned by a worldwide leader in pig production. This new exposé provides a heartbreaking glimpse into the suffering of animals at a large supplier to meat companies�??a glimpse that Big Agriculture doesn't want you to see.
Will you help us expose and stop cruelty to pigs�??and all animals�??by giving online today?
The meat, egg, and dairy industries are attempting to pass "ag-gag" laws in order to stop investigations that document the industries' cruelty. What are they trying to hide?
Recently, a PETA investigator documented that one pig, who was found missing his tail�??which caused him tremendous pain�??was simply left to die slowly in what workers tellingly called "the junk pen." Many pigs whose abdomens had huge bulges caused by protruding intestines were also relegated to that pen to languish without veterinary care and later just loaded onto trucks and taken to slaughter. Pigs at this facility apparently went without veterinary care for up to five days before being hauled to slaughter. During PETA's investigation, pigs were sent to be slaughtered at a facility of one of the world's largest meat producers�??more than 400,000 pigs are slaughtered by that company every week.
If this is the best that the pig-breeding sector of America's pork industry has to offer, imagine the rest. Your gift right now will help us expose and stop cruelty and abuse and push back against new pressure to stop our investigations.
As you read this e-mail, powerful corporations are pushing states around the country to adopt new "ag-gag" laws designed to silence caring people and punish those who investigate abuse with huge fines and even jail time. Rather than working to stop routine cruelty like that uncovered in our latest investigation, these bills would sweep that cruelty under the rug so that consumers and authorities might never see evidence of meat, egg, and dairy industry abuses at all!
We need your financial support today in order to help animals and meet the growing challenge from cruel industries that don't want their actions exposed. This year, caring people have stopped "ag-gag" bills in Indiana and New Hampshire, but our opponents show no sign of letting up in their efforts to try to keep cruelty out of the public eye. In addition to working to stop proposed bills, PETA has filed lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of the "ag-gag" laws in both Idaho and Utah.
PETA's investigations have led to the first-ever convictions of factory-farm employees for abusing pigs and the first-ever felony cruelty-to-animals charges for abusing factory-farmed birds. Every month, after viewing our video documentation of the cruelty inside the meat industry, thousands of consumers request information on reducing and eliminating their consumption of animal products. Please help PETA press forward for the billions of sensitive animals who live in misery, terror, and pain.
Thank you for all that you do for PETA and for the animals we help�??animals whose pain we are committed to ending.
Ingrid E. Newkirk
President P.S. While the best thing that you can do for pigs is to refuse to eat them, as long as companies continue to abuse them, we must do all we can to help these sensitive animals. Your gift right now will allow us to stand up for pigs�??and all animals�??and strengthen our efforts to expose those who try to hide the cruelty that they're responsible for.
P.P.S. PETA isn't releasing the name of the company that abused these pigs, because of a promising new development. Progress like this will be hindered if industry has its way and succeeds with its "ag-gag" efforts, which would take away a vital tool in our work to help animals. Please support PETA's efforts to bring cruelty to light!