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Remembering Bonnie and Clyde
October 5, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Please join us for a special vigil in memory of the pigs lost in the tragic accident that struck Burlington, Ontario when a pig truck rolled over outside Fearmans Pork Slaughterhouse on October 5th 2016.
The truck was full of baby pigs arriving to be murdered. A few dozen were killed and injured in the crash. Several broke out and experienced freedom for a few minutes before being corralled and executed by the slaughterhouse. The ones that were trapped inside the truck were beaten by workers in order to move them by foot towards the kill floor. They were marched across the parking lot to the gas chamber.
Two pigs became an iconic symbol of the day, Bonnie and Clyde. They are pictured in our avatar. Both lay injured in the grass for hours. One eventually struggled to his feet and came to give comfort to the other before being cajoled to the kill floor. The other who was too injured to move, despite our pleas for compassion and offer of sanctuary at the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary was shot in the head right in front of us by Fearmans workers.
During this event we honour the victims and we oppose the abhorrent and unnecessary cruelty that is the animal agriculture industry.