ENGLAND – A horde of 200 vegans stormed a farm in Lincolnshire, England, to protest animal cruelty but caused a stampede that crushed piglets, according to the farmer.
Farmer Sylvia Hook said the mob of vegans from the “Meat the Victims” group distressed her animals while storming Sandilands Farm in their rush to cuddle newborn piglets, causing two of them to get crushed and killed. The crowd reportedly damaged farm property, frightened Hook’s family, caused injury to two other animals, and sowed chaos by cuddling piglets that did not want to be held and then placing them in the wrong pens with the wrong sows.
“About 50 of them all piled into a farrowing house, immediately the sows are jumping up and down,” Hook said, according to The Telegraph. “It’s caused the death of two young piglets through being squashed and two other piglets I’ve had to be taken away to get up and running again.”
“The sows were very stressed initially with all the noise and the commotion, jumping up and down, squashing piglets, causing general havoc. They were picking piglets up, cuddling them – there was a lot of screaming going on. Piglets don’t want to be cuddled. Then unfortunately, they were putting the piglets back in the wrong pens,” Hook added.