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The 7 Scariest Halloween Spots – for Animals

Forget spooky graveyards and haunted houses. Here are seven real-life places that are guaranteed to make you shiver. The darkest imaginings of horror films don’t come close to some of these real-life nightmares:

  1. Britain’s Spine-Tingling Secret Vivisection Laboratories
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    The deadly experiments on animals that go on behind closed doors in this country are like something out of Dr Frankenstein’s laboratory. Animals are caged for their entire lives; poisoned; deprived of food, water and/or sleep; subjected to psychological stress; deliberately infected with diseases; brain damaged; cut open; paralysed; surgically mutilated; burned; electrocuted and killed. A shady law keeps these tests hidden from the public, even though in some cases, public money is paying for them.
  2. A Frightening Fur Factory Farm
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    If you go down to the woods today, you might be in for a nasty surprise – at least, in Finland, Ireland, Sweden or any other country where fur farms are still legal. On these grim facilities, sheds are filled with rows upon rows of cages piled on top of one another, each containing a wild animal who is going insane from confinement. Gruesome open wounds fester on their faces and bodies. The gas chamber awaits most of them. Truly chilling.
  3. The Hellish Cargo Hold of an Air France Plane
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    Imagine being abducted from your home and family, crammed into a wooden crate and loaded into the pitch-black hold of a plane on a one-way journey to hell. When you finally arrive, you find yourself in a laboratory – which you are unlikely ever to leave alive. Take action against primate trafficking.
  4. A Foul Foie Gras Farm
    Foie Gras

    Gavage, the process by which birds have metal pipes shoved down their throats and are force-fed until their livers rupture, is up there with any medieval torture technique in terms of cruelty. As for the people who then pay large amounts of money to eat the animals’ diseased organs – the phrase “flesh-eating zombie” springs to mind.
  5. Any Slaughterhouse
    Slaughter Square

    Hooks, shackles, dismembered bodies and the stench of fear and blood: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre has nothing on the grisly routine atrocities that take place in the meat industry’s murder rooms.
  6. Macabre Military Training Facilities, Undisclosed European Locations
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    Pigs are lined up in front of armed men in uniform. A gunshot rings out. Then another and another and another – high-velocity bullets tearing through the animals’ flesh, causing multiple bone fractures and organ failure.  British soldiers travel abroad specifically to take part in these exercises because they are too cruel to be allowed on UK soil.
  7. Soria, Spain, During the Diabolical Toro Júbilo Festival
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    In something that resembles a scene from The Wicker Man, balls of tar are stuck to the horns of a frightened bull and set on fire, as part of a shameful annual “tradition” in the village of Medinaceli. In agony, the bull runs through the streets for hours as his horns, eyes and body burn.

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Please spare a thought for those whose fear is real this Halloween. Then help end the nightmares by joining our Action Team and speaking out for animals:

 

Images 1 and 6: Jo-Anne McArthur / WeAnimals.org

Image 3: M Glasgow / CC BY 2.0

Image 7: ADN / CC

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  1. avatar deepthi ajay says:

    Completely uncivilized.

  2. avatar ellen says:

    What is it with the Spanish and bulls?!??!! They seem to have some macabre hatred/relationship with them. Inflicting pain on a bull seems to bring them pleasure. I’m at a loss as to understand it.

  3. avatar Maggie Cranfield says:

    For god sake, stop the bloody madness!!!

  4. avatar Gaynor Stephens says:

    Demonic

  5. avatar derek holohan says:

    Is there any progress on showing …even shaming the spanish people and their outdated bull torturing traditions ?? They need to stop this and i for one hooe they get what they deserve …karma us a bitch afterall.

  6. avatar Clare Baumberg says:

    You wonder about the minds of some people. There is so much animal abuse in the world. Why do they want to inflict pain on a living creature? Letters to the Pope may help the animals in Spain which is a Catholic country. If anyone can put a stop to bullfighting and fiesta that use animals as sacrifices, then he could do it. It seems unbelievable that some priests actually bless the matadors before they go in to the ring to carry out their barbaric sport.

  7. avatar John Rooksby says:

    I feel nauseous having looked at these images and read the information. Hell exists on earth and every living thing except humans is innocent of creating it. Can we be stopped? We must try.

  8. It is bad enough that we have the asians boiling puppies alive,but we tend to forget the Spanish are a pretty barbaric race as well,they also love to torture animals for the fun of it.

  9. Spanish are a barbaric race spanish people and their outdated bull torturing traditions ?? it,s time to stop this

  10. avatar anne richardson says:

    absolutely abhorrent

  11. avatar Harry Taylor says:

    You people make me ashamed to call you anything resembling a human.

  12. avatar Ian Evans says:

    Humans are the deadliest Animals to inhabit the planet, unfortunately this sort of thing will never stop

  13. avatar C RAW says:

    This is truly shocking! I’m disgusted that Spain, a country very close can inflict such barbaric cruelty to a lovely animal. Bastards!
    Spain is somewhere I will NEVER go on holiday tour buy any product made there until this torture stops.
    Are they living in the cave man times?

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