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In the wild, pigs normally produce around six piglets per litter; however, domesticated pigs that we have bred for their flesh give birth to up to 24 piglets per litter. As the mother is usually confined in a farrowing crate for up to one month postpartum, she cannot give her babies the care and attention they need, which distresses both her and her babies. Her newborn piglets are forced to suckle from a small area known as a “creep,” which is next to (but separate from) their mother.
This sad beginning of life is unfortunately just a sign of things to come.
The babies will be taken away from their mother so she can once again be impregnated. The piglets’ teeth will be clipped and tails docked. From there, they will be moved to rearing pens and be rapidly fattened up, which causes its own set of issues. Four to seven months later, the pigs that have not been selected for breeding purposes are sent to slaughter. Many don’t survive the journey there.
This is where your meat—bacon, sausage, ham, and pork—comes from. A place of heartbreak and abuse.
Ask yourself, do you really want to be a part of this?
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