Many of you have no doubt heard that the latest form of “putting animals to sleep” with CO2 gas is completely humane. The Animal Welfare Approved label, which, according to their website, has the most rigorous humane certification standards for farm animal welfare in the U.S., endorses use of CO2 gassing. Temple Grandin, a key spokesperson for the American Meat Institute who is heavily involved in the establishment of “humane” slaughter guidelines, praises CO2 gassing as well. But this rare footage inside of a gas chamber, which actually shows what pigs go through as they are being gassed to death, reveals just what a horrific way to die this really is. You have to see it to believe it, and to appreciate the level of deception being perpetuated here. The video appears to have been recorded inside of a testing laboratory at the University of Zurich. Although there are no English subtitles, the pig communicates the universal language of suffering. Here is further proof that humane slaughter is based on utter deception and manipulation of consumer concerns over animal welfare, designed to make people feel better about eating animals so that they will continue to support violent and exploitative animal-using industries.
Learn more about so-called humane farming practices here.