A truck carrying a load of pigs overturned on a highway near Barcelona in Spain on Monday, after it crashed with a car. Some pigs died instantly after the crash; the rest fell out of the truck onto the highway.
The crash was followed by a fire breaking out in the cab of the truck, which has since been put out by the fire brigade, who responded with eight ground crews and a helicopter to the scene. The pigs who survived were wandering on the road.
“A truck with 190 pigs has overturned in Barcelona. The media only talk about traffic jams. But no one will talk about the pigs that have died, the injured and of course they will not question the life of exploitation to which these animals are condemned,” PACMA, a political party advocating for animal rights in Spain, said in a social media post.
Pigs are usually transported to slaughterhouses for processing into pork products like ham, bacon, and sausages. Spain is one of the largest producers of pork products in the European Union, so the transportation of pigs to slaughterhouses is common.
Un camión con 190 cerdos ha volcado en Barcelona.— PACMA (@PartidoPACMA) July 31, 2023
Los medios solo hablan de retenciones.
Pero nadie hablará de los cerdos que han muerto, los heridos y por supuesto no cuestionaran a la vida de explotación a la que están condenados estos animales. pic.twitter.com/BTXijxyTyh