* Vigils have resumed. Masks & social distancing advised. *
Weekly Pig Vigils on Wednesdays
Our vigils are every week on Wednesday nights. We bear witness to the suffering of baby pigs by comforting them and offering them water on the trucks they are transported in to a slaughterhouse in Vernon, California. Although the pigs appear large, they are only 4-6 months old on average. They are packed into trucks with over a hundred of them piled together, often without room to move freely. These pigs are usually raised in warehouses without windows and the first time they see the light is when they are loaded onto these trucks.
They can travel for days without food and water, although they usually drink 3-5 gallons of water per day. It is estimated that 2 billion pigs are raised for slaughter worldwide and 1.2 billion are slaughtered every year worldwide. At the particular facility we hold our vigils at in Vernon, California, there are 10,000 pigs killed every day that they slaughter. Pigs are the third most intelligent animal, often times smarter than dogs.
We hope our vigils will shed light on the truth for consumers. They will see these pigs suffering and they will stop eating them. If you are interested in attending a vigil in Los Angeles please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s been 1 year since the passing of Regan Russell devastated our worldwide movement. She was an animal rights activist who was tragically killed when a slaughterhouse truck in Burlington, Canada ran her over while she was trying to give water to thirsty pigs on a hot day. Today, we remember her.
We are still seeking justice for Regan’s death. To date, the driver who ran her over was only charged with reckless driving, which is the equivalent of a traffic citation. We will continue to fight for justice and we will continue to fight for other animals in her name!
On June 22, 41 cows escaped through a gate that had accidentally been left open by an employee at Manning Beef.
“The harrowing images of more than 40 terrified cows running for their lives after escaping a slaughterhouse in Los Angeles, California, recently shocked the nation.
A powerful new billboard honors the 39 brave cows that were sadly returned to Manning Beef Slaughterhouse where they were killed, as well as the two cows that were saved and sent to Farm Sanctuary.
The messages to “Remember The Pico Rivera 41” and “Save Animals” are displayed prominently on the billboard, which is located in Pico Rivera, on the corner of Beverly Blvd. and Di Maria Road, near the facility where between 1,500 to 2,000 cows are reportedly slaughtered each week.
The billboard is sponsored by Peace 4 Animals, World Animal News, Animal Alliance Network, The Save Movement, and Farm Sanctuary.” -World Animal News