Spanish farm worker jailed for a belly flop video, killing 79 piglets

79 piglets, all less than 4 weeks old were crushed to death in January 2016 by a 19 year old man who was filmed diving into the pen three times.


The Spanish farm worker was jailed for 15 months for aggravated animal abuse. Both the man and the colleague who filmed the incident were ordered to pay €60 each per pig and have both been banned from working with animals for three and a half years.


The video was filmed and shared widely on the web messaging service Whatsapp. The judge said the man treated the pigs like a trampoline or swimming pool when he jumped on them.


It is believed that 19 piglets were crushed immediately and a further 60 were put down because of the injuries.

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