Another Transport Truck Accident On Its Way To A Slaughterhouse In Kentucky Leaves 110 Pigs Dead

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In a tragic follow up to an article WAN posted last week about live animals being transported to slaughterhouses, and the much larger issue that needs to be addressed worldwide, comes heartbreaking news that 110 pigs have died in a crash that took place in Kentucky.

A similar case that WAN reported on last week involved 190 pigs that were injured and trapped in an overturned transport truck in the UK.

“We are saddened by the loss of lives this past Wednesday, and even more so at the media coverage that focused on traffic, or worse, making fun of the pigs on the highway,” noted a post on the Louisville Pig Save Facebook page this morning. “News outlets covered the incident and said that ‘no injuries were sustained,’ but that was simply not true as 110 animals were killed as a result of the crash!”

The local Save Movement chapter explained frustration that their group of animal advocates were stonewalled during their more than 40 hours of trying to help the animals in the devastating crash.

“We made hundreds of phone calls and no one answered. This is the story of humanity and decency that was refused, for what?” continued the post that suggested that profits, protection, and embarrassment may have been among the reasons for the lack of response. “We never blamed the driver or the corporation. We focus on the mindset of equality, and when someone from an ant to an elephant, and in this case, a truck of pigs, requires medical care and even kind words to reduce the impact of serious trauma and PTSD, it is our HUMANITY that should RISE UP.”

As per a post on Wednesday, the group “called everyone from the slaughterhouse, to the police, to the news media, and even the farms that delivered pigs to this facility, yet no one accepted responsibility.”

The pigs were reportedly en route to the JBS Swift pork processing plant.

The Save Movement is comprised of groups of people around the world who bear witness to the injustice forced upon non-human animals farmed for their food, clothing, science, and entertainment, and encourages others to do the same, Their goals are to raise awareness, to help people go plant-based worldwide, and to build a global grassroots animal justice movement to end their suffering.

The Save Movement started in 2010 with the inception of Toronto Pig Save. Today, there are over 600 chapters worldwide.

As noted in WAN’s article last Tuesday, tragic stories like these should serve as a reminder for people to make the connection to what is on their plate and leave animals off.

There are many delicious plant-based alternatives available today making it easy to make the switch and stop contributing to this horrific cruelty.

You can help all animals by choosing compassion on your plate. #GoVeg

You can help all animals and our planet by choosing compassion on your plate and in your glass. #GoVeg

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