Animals

Witnessing the termination of babe: Day 8

Witnessing the termination of babe: Day 8

The size of this young animal called for the termination technique of the slow choke, the slicing of the neck, and the severing and tying off of the trachea. The whole process took three or four minutes, all the while I sighed, "There's got to be a better way." Staring into the open mouth and fully opened eyes of the swine, I imagined her entire body pulsing with adrenaline and terror, her meat turning acidic from the surge of chemicals, her mud-splattered life flashing before her eyes.

The boys said, "This is the way we kill the piglets."

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