Blinders, Barriers, and Bearing Witness

Keri Cronin

This morning around 7am a truck carrying pigs to their death tipped over outside Fearmans Pork Plant in Burlington. Media outlets are reporting that some of the pigs died in the crash and many others were injured. Those pigs who were able to walk were marched in to the slaughterhouse to meet their death.

Activists were on the scene as part of the regular Toronto Pig Save vigils when the incident occurred, and as the scene unfolded their numbers grew. Tensions between the workers, the police, and protesters continued to escalate while the squeals of terrified, injured, and dying pigs filled the air. Steve Jenkins from Happily Ever Esther was on site pleading for mercy for the pigs, and offering to take some of them to his sanctuary. It seems that his requests fell on deaf ears.

I was not in Burlington this morning, but was watching this unfold…

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