The association for the defense of animals L214 released, Thursday, August 19, new shocking images of abuse, this time in a pig farm in Yonne, and an unprecedented testimony, with his face uncovered, of a former employee of ‘alert.
“They cut live tails and do live castrations (…). If a [porcelet] box, they take it and slam it on the ground. Sometimes, we still see it moving in the bucket ”, testifies Grégory Boutron. Former employee for two years and two months of the breeding SCEA Les Tremblats II, in Annay-sur-Serein (Yonne), the latter recently resigned from his post after falling into a depression following the mistreatment he suffered. could see. He pursues :
“Because the sow does not want to move forward, they go after it with screwdrivers (…). They cut their teeth with pincers (…). They gave fourteen strokes of the matador [un outil d’étourdissement utilisé dans les abattoirs] to kill a sow … “
The former employee, who said he had “Never seen a control” during all the time spent in this farm, adds to have alerted the director on the subject, but, faced with his inaction, he lodged a complaint with the gendarmerie then contacted L214.
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“I would like the manager to stop working in this area and for the box to be closed, because it will never stop”, says Grégory Boutron.
The videos, taken with his mobile phone, show sows swollen by screwdrivers all over their body or dying on the concrete floor of the pigsty, as well as young sows with their teeth cut with pincers.
Formal notice following an inspection
This is an intensive breeding of 1,800 sows, three times the French average. It is managed by the Provent-SDPR group, which directly or indirectly operates around a hundred pigsties, according to L214. Contacted by Agence France-Presse (AFP), the management of the company, located in Savoie, did not react to the accusations of the association.
Sébastien Arsac, director of investigations and spokesperson for L214, said that the association had filed a complaint Wednesday with the public prosecutor of Auxerre, denouncing “Numerous regulatory violations”.
The association calls for sanctions against breeding but also a ban on the live cutting of tails and the slapping of piglets: those who are considered the least profitable are violently knocked out just after their birth. This operation is supposed to kill them quickly, but that’s far from always the case, according to L214.
In a press release, the Yonne prefecture indicates that the operator of the pigsty was ” given notice “ following a farm inspection, on 1er June, and the finding of “Non-conformities”. This unannounced check, carried out by the veterinary services of the Departmental Directorate of Employment, Labor, Solidarity and Population Protection (DDETSPP), “Followed a report filed with the gendarmerie”, is it specified.
“The DDETSPP informed the operator that a new inspection would be carried out to verify the compliance of his farm”, according to the prefecture, which assures us of “Full mobilization” veterinary services of the DDETSPP.