Hylife Foods Slaughterhouse Quietly Fined for Cruelty to Pigs

On July 22, 2020, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) charged Hylife Foods with animal cruelty for an incident at its pig slaughterhouse in Neepawa, Manitoba nearly two years earlier. According to the CFIA, on September 18, 2018 slaughterhouse workers misused equipment and caused pigs to suffer avoidable distress or pain contrary to the Meat... Read more » Animal Justice
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Animal Justice Files Cruelty Complaint After 5 Pigs Fall From Moving Transport Truck

Animal Justice is calling for animal cruelty charges against a transporter after five pigs fell off a moving tractor trailer driving on the busy Highway 401 outside of Kingston, Ontario. Two of the terrified pigs were found on a nearby county road, two pigs were found on highway offramp, and the last pig was found... Read more » Animal Justice
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See How Many Animals Canada Killed for Food This Year in Real Time

A new website exposing the truth about the number of animals killed by the meat industry has just launched in Canada. Animal Clock, already available in the US and the UK, raises awareness about the vast number of animals raised and slaughtered for food, breaking down slaughter numbers for each type of animal commonly killed on modern farms.

Animal Clock features a live calculator showing how many animals are being killed by the Canadian meat industry. Nearly all of the animals slaughtered were first raised on commercial farms, where physical and emotional suffering and deprivation is the norm. Animals are confined in large, crowded barns. They experience painful procedures such as debeaking and castration without anesthetic, and many animals never see the light of the sun or breathe fresh air until the day they are shipped to the slaughterhouse, often at only a few months of age.

The startling number of animals slaughtered in Canada each year is a wake-up call…

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