Piglets dying while their mothers look on unable to help, crippled chickens dying on the floor of vast sheds, terrified cows desperate to escape the slaughterhouse and sheep being killed while their young still suckle are just some of the scenes from a new Animal Aid film showing conditions inside British farms and slaughterhouses. The film will be screened on the side of a specially converted ambulance, dubbed the Meat Wagon, which will be touring the country from July to September 2012.
All of the scenes in the film were shot recently at British farms and slaughterhouses, both conventional and ‘higher welfare’ facilities approved by groups like the Soil Association and RSPCA. The aim is to show that cruelty and suffering is inherent in raising and killing animals for meat, eggs and dairy products.
Find out more at meatwagon.org.uk