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I find that so many of the sows I meet at pig farms are curious, and cautiously friendly, despite the confines they live in and the treatment and deprivations that they endure. Italy, 2015.
Sow at a large pig farm. Italy, 2015.
Spain. 2011.
Large pig farm in Italy. 2015.
Paperwork, covered with dirt, dust and cob webs, hanging above the pigs at a large farm in Italy. 2015.
Rows of sows at a large pig farm in Italy. 2015.
Modern pig farming. Italy, 2015.
Young pigs at a pig farm in Finland. 2015.
Young pig with infected injuries in a group housing area at a large pig farm in Italy. 2015.
Factory farmed pigs. Sweden. 2009.
The females are bred up to 10 times before being sent to slaughter. Spain. 2009.
Typical factory farm gestation crate. Spain 2009.
Overgrown hooves are inconsequential because the pigs never walk. Sweden. 2009.
Pig farm in Spain. 2011.
A sow in a gestation crate. Pig farm, Italy. 2015.
Sow in a gestation crate. Italy, 2015.
A wider look at the inside of a pig farm. Rows of gestation crates with sows and piglets. Italy, 2015.
Pig farm. Finland, 2015.
Pig farm. Finland. 2015.
A very filthy pig farm in Finland. 2015.
Pig farming. Italy. 2015.
Young pigs at a pig farm. Australia, 2013.
Incredible to watch the birth of such beautiful babies in these conditions. In normal conditions, a new mother will tidy and make a nest. Here, she isn't able to turn around. Sweden. 2010.
Sweden. 2010.
Piglets with their mother in a gestation crate at a large pig farm in Italy. 2015.
A piglet and her mother in a gestation crate at a large pig farming facility in Italy. 2015.
A cat stopped to watch we humans take photos and video during an investigation at a large pig farm in Italy. The piglet, who could not run free, had just had his tail docked and been castrated, evidenced by the scarring on his scrotal sack. 2015.
A sow in a gestation crate with her piglets, who have had their tails docked. The male piglets, such as the one in this photograph, have just been castrated, as we can see by the scarring on his scrotal sack. Italy, 2015.
Sow with her piglets in a gestation crate. Italy, 2015.
A sow in a gestation crate with her piglets. Italy, 2015.
An activist with Animal Equality in Spain shows the cameras a castration and docked tail. These procedures are done without anesthetic. 2011.
Pig farm in Spain. 2011.
Pig farming in Spain. 2011.
The lucky few die within the first week of life and won't suffer through the factory farming process. Spain, 2010.
Pig farm. Finland. 2015.
The confines of a modern factory farm for a sow. Italy, 2015.
Young pigs. Finland, 2015.
Pig farm. Finland. 2015.
Young pigs at a pig farm in Finland. 2015.
Young pigs in crowded conditions at a large pig farm in Australia. 2013.
By four to six weeks, the piglets have had their ears docked or tagged, tails docked and been castrated without anesthetic. Sweden, 2009.
Piglet at a large pig farm in Italy. 2015.
Crowding at a pig farm in Finland. 2015.
Italy. 2015.
A sow with facial injuries reaches to drink water. Spain. 2011.
A young pig. Australia, 2013.
A sow in the confinement of a large factory farm in Italy. 2015.
Sows at a large pig farm. Italy, 2015.
Piglet at a pig farm. Italy, 2015.
Piglet body. Italian pig farm. 2015.
During an investigation at a pig farm in Italy. I get to leave freely. They can't. 2015.
A pig burial or composting area behind a farm. Austalia, 2013.
Dead pigs behind a Spanish pig farm. 2010.
Dead and dying pigs are put in this dumpster at a factory farm in Spain. 2010.
Italian pig farm. 2015.
Beyond the property of a pig farm. Italy, 2015.
From inside a cattle barn. Sweden. 2012.
Beef and dairy farm. Sweden. 2012.
Beef and dairy farm. Sweden. 2012.
Calf at a Swedish beef and dairy farm. 2012.
The cattle at this barn in Sweden had many sores from lying on wet pavement. 2012.
Cattle barn. Sweden. 2012.
Dairy farm. Sweden. 2012.
Dairy farm. Sweden. 2012.
Dairy cows lined up for milking. Spain. 2010.
Dairy Farm. Spain. 2010.
Cattle holding area. Canada. 2013.
Dairy farm at dusk. Spain. 2010.
Dairy farm. Spain. 2010.
Dairy farming country. Spain. 2010.