South Korea burying thousands of pigs alive
We hate to interrupt our happy little blog with such horrific news, but we felt we had to do what little we could do to spread the word and hopefully pressure decision makers into doing the right thing. The South Korean government is culling tens-of-thousands of pigs in an effort to battle hoof and mouth disease by burying them alive. These are the sort of activities that go on in today’s factory farming system that the public doesn’t want to know about. Over 4.4 million cattle were slaughtered in the UK following their mad cow disease outbreak.
Peta has posted an action item, calling on people to email the South Korean ambassador to the UN and politely urge him to use more humane methods.
More background information is on KARA’s news page on the culling. Warning, they have posted some images there which are as horrible as you might imagine.
Please take a moment to visit the Peta page and send a polite but firm email to the ambassador stating that this sort of cruel and inhumane killing is wrong and needs to be stopped.