Pigs suffer horrific injuries during extreme cold weather in Toronto

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On Tuesday, Toronto Pig Save held a vigil at Lakeshore and Strachan in temperatures that felt like -37C with the windchill.

“Approaching the slaughter house we heard the pigs scream like we've never heard them before. It was horrific and torture. Screams of mercy. The man had an electric prod in his hands. @-33 Celsius with windchill. The pigs suffer from hypothermia and frostbite. Some of them were stuck frozen to the floors of the transport truck making them immobile.

“At our vigil last week on Thursday, January 2, when temperatures were similarly -28°C with wind chill, we witnessed a pig with severe frostbite; her/his ears were purple.” Anita Krajnc - Cofounder, Toronto Pig Save

Listen to a telephone interview with Anita and Lisetta live from Lakeshore and Strachan on Tuesday morning.

You can call Toronto Crime Stoppers at 416-222-8477 or 1-800-222-8477 to report animal cruelty.

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