I'am working on a documentary called: From birth to death or from stable to slaughter.
More videos and photos coming soon
I see so much animal suffering and there is never a moment that it does not touch me deeply. These calves (babies) should never have been born. No one has to eat dairy products there are plenty of plant-based alternatives. There is no conceivable reason that justifies the suffering inflicted on these calves. The dairy industry is a chain of animal suffering. On the video you see calves barely 14 days old. At birth (on a dairy farm) they were immediately taken away from their mother and were transported to this mega stable at 14 days old. They are in small steel cubicles and on hard floors. They can barely move. There are 3000 calves in this barn (NL). Within 6-8 months they are transported again (in NL and also abroad) to be slaughtered. Most calves are slaughtered without stunning (halal).
It was hard for me to see how these pigs spend most of their lives wedged between iron bars. The young piglets lie helplessly next to the mother. On this video you see that the mother pigs are locked in cages and unable to move. They have so many young piglets that they don't have enough nipples to feed them. The tails of the young piglets are cut off by force without anesthesia. (At the beginning of the video you see that they still have a curly tail, at the end you see that the curly tail is cut off). There is so much suffering hidden behind the walls of mega stables. I have made all my footage legally, but under difficult circumstances and often with my mobile. Perhaps precisely because of this, it shows even more how horrific the truth is of what is done to animals in mega stables (factory farms NL).
They trust us. We betray them. Calves barely 6 months (organic) and are waiting in a cattle transport in front of the slaughterhouse to be slaughtered.
Lately I was in a pigsty for my documentary. I met this little pig there. She was so vulnerable and in the huge group of all the other piglets she could hardly survive.
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