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Still Born Piglet - Still births are a common sight in pig farms.

A mother pig lives a life of confinement. The metal contraptions in which she spends most of her life cause her body to slowly lose strength. Her muscles waste, making it difficult for her to stand or walk, and she becomes more prone to illness and disease.

Another result of her depleting body condition is that she will produce increasingly more sick and dead piglets with each litter. The death toll will continue to increase until a time that her life as a breeder is no longer considered economically viable and she is sent to slaughter.

Pictured here, a still born piglet with their afterbirth.

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Still Born Piglet

Still births are a common sight in pig farms.

A mother pig lives a life of confinement. The metal contraptions in which she spends most of her life cause her body to slowly lose strength. Her muscles waste, making it difficult for her to stand or walk, and she becomes more prone to illness and disease.

Another result of her depleting body condition is that she will produce increasingly more sick and dead piglets with each litter. The death toll will continue to increase until a time that her life as a breeder is no longer considered economically viable and she is sent to slaughter.

Pictured here, a still born piglet with their afterbirth.

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Uploaded: Sun 12 May 2019 by Bear Witness Australia
Captured: 2017
Location: SA, Australia
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