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Cockroach Infested Pig Farm - This is group housing of pigs. Pigs are kept in group housing as an alternative to sow stalls. Group housing is also used for piglets once they are weaned from their mothers ('weeners') where they then progress to the categories of 'growers' and finally that of 'finishers' as they grow. 

The floor is made of either cement or wooden slats. The wooden slats are designed to allow for drainage of waste from pigs, however they are often blocked up and so are ineffective. When the floors are made of cement the waste can build up around them making it impossible to lay down or even stand without laying in their own faeces and urine - ammonia burning their skin and eyes. 

Aggression among pigs in these 'living' arrangements is common. Tail docking and teeth cutting are regularly performed on piglets in order to try to reduce the aggression but they are still often seen with injuries on their bodies, and known to even cannibalise each other. 

There are often flies, maggots, rodents in and amongst the pig's feed. In the case of this image, the pigs are in the category of 'growers', among an infestation of cockroaches.

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Cockroach Infested Pig Farm

This is group housing of pigs. Pigs are kept in group housing as an alternative to sow stalls. Group housing is also used for piglets once they are weaned from their mothers ('weeners') where they then progress to the categories of 'growers' and finally that of 'finishers' as they grow.

The floor is made of either cement or wooden slats. The wooden slats are designed to allow for drainage of waste from pigs, however they are often blocked up and so are ineffective. When the floors are made of cement the waste can build up around them making it impossible to lay down or even stand without laying in their own faeces and urine - ammonia burning their skin and eyes.

Aggression among pigs in these 'living' arrangements is common. Tail docking and teeth cutting are regularly performed on piglets in order to try to reduce the aggression but they are still often seen with injuries on their bodies, and known to even cannibalise each other.

There are often flies, maggots, rodents in and amongst the pig's feed. In the case of this image, the pigs are in the category of 'growers', among an infestation of cockroaches.

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Uploaded: Sun 12 May 2019 by Bear Witness Australia
Captured: 2016
Location: SA, Australia
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