Agrosuper, one of the world’s largest pig producers, runs a huge pig factory farm and processing plant in Freirina, Chile. After unanswered complaints from local residents about the abysmal smell from the plant, major riots erupted and access roads were blocked. The farm’s workers abandoned the plant – leaving nearly 500,000 pigs to fend for themselves with little access to food or water. It’s reported that piglets and pigs are already dying and the health of the local community has been put at risk.
There is also a grave risk of air and water pollution.
Unmanaged waste has built up while the plant has been closed. We are worried this could result in an overflow into the local environment leading to water contamination. Residents are already experiencing stomach problems and headaches from the smell of the plant and their health must not be put at risk again.
We need you to act now
We have already contacted the Chilean authorities to take immediate action to help the pigs. Now we need you to add your voice to ensure all remaining pigs are protected from any further suffering and that their waste is dealt with responsibly. There is no time to lose. For every hour that passes, animals continue to suffer.
Please act now to urge Chilean leaders to listen to our calls for action. We must ensure the welfare of these pigs is treated as a priority and that local residents are securely protected from any pollution.
We must ensure a situation like this never happens again.
Please donate now to help us push the Chilean government for action. Factory farming is one of the biggest forms of animal cruelty on the planet and this situation has proven it has massive implications for human health too. Help us expose the true cost of factory farming with your donation today.
Dil, Jonty, Emma and the rest of the RAW Team.
PS Just two weeks ago, we launched RAW – a brand new campaign to expose the true cost of factory farming and prevent situations like this from happening. Factory farming is one of the biggest forms of animal cruelty on the planet. It trashes environments and ruins lives. Find out more here.