This graphic video shows the shocking moment a brutal farm worker kills 72 piglets by jumping on them.
Police were called by the farm manager after he saw the disturbing video posted to WhatsApp and two men – a 19-year-old and a 22-year-old – are being probed on suspicion of animal mistreatment, reports the Daily Mail.
The massacre happened at a farm in Huercal-Overa near Almeria in south east Spain. Investigators said 19 of the piglets were killed instantly and another 53 died later from crush injuries.
A Guardia Civil spokesman said in a statement:
When the piglets were in the transfer corridor, the pair allegedly responsible closed the entry and exit trapping the animals.
At that moment one of the men started filming with his mobile phone while the other jumped on the animals up to three times, falling with all his weight on them.
The farm manager alerted us and the alleged wrongdoers and [they] were identified and located after officers had watched the footage.
The footage shows the farm worker allegedly responsible for the animals’ deaths holding his arms up in the air in triumph after leaping on them the first time then looking at the camera between each jump.
You can then see the poor, panicked creatures bump into each as they try in vain to find an escape route.
The images have caused outrage with many people condemning the pair’s actions.
One appalled local, venting his fury on Twitter, said: “Call me a savage but these two lads would be better six feet under.” Another added: “I wish them the worst life can give them. I don’t care whether that sounds radical or not.”
YouTube Viewer Yuji Yamagishi posted on YouTube of the sick stunt:
I would put the fat one on the floor and stuff the 72 piglets he’s killed into his mouth.
harsh, but it’s hard to disagree…