This morning in Burlington, a city located about an hour’s drive west of Toronto, a truck overturned on a side road. The truck was headed to Fearmans Pork plant, a slaughterhouse that “processes” around 10,000 pigs per day. The driver suffered minor injuries and as of this posting, police are still investigating what exactly caused the crash.
The truck was carrying approximately 180 pigs and 40 were confirmed to have died as a result of the crash. The over 100 pigs that survived were either euthanized on the spot or, if they were “lucky” enough to still be able to walk after having already endured being in a steel trailer that flipped with them inside of it, were – unbelievably – walked the remaining distance to their deaths. Since their ultimate destination was Fearmans anyway, the company decided it wouldn’t be worth changing trucks for and instead had its employees herd the bloodied, injured and scared pigs to an even greater terror. Continue reading