Animal Voices speaks with Laura Gough of Animal Equality about their recent undercover investigation of a pig farm in Norfolk, U.K. The routine brutality seen in the footage gathered over two months is shocking. So too is the revelation that the randomly-chosen farm boasted the “Red Tractor” symbol, supposedly awarded to U.K. farms that adhere to high animal welfare standards.
The details Gough describes in this interview are horrifying, but Gough argues persuasively for the importance of bringing these stories to light. She also discusses how activists can get through tough times when they feel like shutting down, and she reminds listeners that choosing a vegan lifestyle is a simple way to refuse to take part in the exploitation of animals.
Animal Equality’s work spans the U.K., Spain, Italy, Venezuela, and India, and includes education, undercover investigations, and open rescues. The group has been featured on Animal Voices several times before.
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