British supermarket drops pig farm after “distressing” videos of animal abuse
British supermarket chain Tesco will no longer use Hogwood Pig Farm after videos were released showing animal abuse.
The charity Viva! recorded videos showing the abuse including one pig being bitten by others.
Tesco will no longer use the Warwickshire farm who have also had their Red Tractor label taken away.
A Tesco spokesperson told the Mail on Sunday: “These are distressing and unacceptable scenes which fall well below the high animal welfare standards we require.”
Juliet Gellatley, Viva! founder and director explained the importance of this decision.
“This news is a huge victory! We cannot express how much this decision means for us and the thousands of pigs trapped inside Hogwood Farm.
"The animal cruelty that our team witnessed on Hogwood Farm cannot be easily forgotten. Over the past two years, there has been complete inaction by industry bodies, with meaningless assurances that they are working to improve standards. But finally, with this undeniable evidence, animal welfare has come before profit. We couldn’t be more thrilled!”