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March 1 is #NationalPigDay, a day celebrating the sentience and intelligence of domesticated #pigs.

We honor National Pig Day 2022 by taking a close look at how #FactoryFarming impacts millions of pigs worldwide raised for human consumption by the #pork industry.👇 1/10 Image
Pigs are considered the fifth most intelligent #animal on Earth and can outperform three-year-old children on cognition tests.

Despite their proven sensitivity and intelligence, millions of #pigs are slaughtered by the #pork industry every year. 2/10…
Pigs are the third most commonly slaughtered #animal in the world.

In 2019, around 1.3 billion #pigs were killed for #food globally which means that approximately 3.5 million pigs were slaughtered every single day, according to @animal_clock. 3/10…
In the US, 129 million farmed #pigs were slaughtered for food in 2019 and the average #meat-eating US American consumes about 31 pigs in their lifetime.

According to a report from @SentienceInst, 98% percent of #pigs in the US live on factory farms. 4/10…
On #FactoryFarms, pigs undergo procedures such as tail docking, breeding sows are immobilized in cages, and poor hygiene causes #pigs to suffer from lameness, pneumonia, diarrhea & prolapses.

Veterinarian @DrAliceBrough reports on the #pork industry. 5/10…
Intensive #pig farming increases the profits of a few mega-corporations at high costs to animals, humans, and planetary health.

One in three pigs bred and raised for food in the US #pork industry dies before slaughter, according to @iastate_cals. 6/10…
Pigs who survive the conditions of #FactoryFarming spend their entire lives in crowded stalls until they are sent to slaughter at 6 months or younger.

Photojournalist Clément Martz reports on the conditions on #pig farms during the #pandemic. 7/10…
Undercover investigations at Hogwood Farm, a @RedTractorFood-certified #pork producer supplying @Tesco, revealed workers kicking and beating pigs, decomposing pigs, and stressed pigs engaging in acts of cannibalism.

@lexrigby of @vivacharity reports. 8/10…
A 2021 investigation by @animal_equality found workers killing piglets with hammers and female pigs suffering from severe uterine prolapse at P&G Sleigh #pig farm in Scotland.

@McKayJournalist reports on conditions uncovered at a “high welfare” farm. 9/10…
Many people are unaware of how #FactoryFarming impacts millions of sentient beings such as pigs.

This #NationalPigDay, choose one of our calendar wallpapers to raise awareness of #pig sentience and subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date. 10/10 ImageImageImageImage

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The lotion is vegan, cruelty-free, and self-preserving. When you buy a #LushCharityPot, 100% of its purchase price will be donated to small grassroots groups. Image
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Did you know that this week marks #EndangeredSpeciesDay and #BiodiversityDay?

We honor these days by highlighting the need to change our eating habits and fashion choices to protect animals from going extinct.👇1/10
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- beaver dams prevent fires
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Our current food system is a key driver of #BiodiversityLoss, a 2021 report by @ChathamHouse found.

The expansion of #AnimalAgriculture, in particular, destroys ecosystems by turning them into pasture or farmland to grow feed. @CaroChristen reports. 3/10…
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Diet news that presents ever-changing and sometimes contradictory advice creates the impression that #nutrition scientists constantly change their minds.

How can newsreaders better navigate the difficult landscape of #diet news? Here are five useful steps and resources.👇 1/7
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At Sentient Media, we report on an industry that touches all our lives yet operates in secrecy: factory farming.

On #WorldPressFreedomDay, we call on governments to lift #AgGag laws and share 13 findings we could only report thanks to the help of undercover investigators.👇1/17 Image
“Ag-gag” laws punish whistleblowers and investigators for recording footage inside #FactoryFarms.

In 2021, @ALDF released a film on how #AgGag laws conflict with the First Amendment while concealing pollution, food safety threats, and animal cruelty. 2/17…
“These companies keep their practices under wraps because they know that the public would be horrified.”

Former @AnimalOutlook investigator Scott David reports how #AgGag laws enable farmers to conceal the realities of #meat, dairy & egg production. 3/17…
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