|Piglet crusher: The farm worker throws himself on top of dozens of squealing piglets while his friend films him|
This is the shocking moment an overweight farm worker kills dozens of piglets by jumping on them as his laughing colleague films the stomach-churning stunt. Police were alerted to the idiot pair after they posted the disturbing video on WhatsApp and it was seen by the farm manager.
Investigators said 19 of the animals were killed instantly after being squashed to death - and another 53 died later from crush injuries.
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The animals were killed as they were transferred from one part of the farm installations to another. A Guardia Civil spokesman said in a statement: 'When the piglets were in the transfer corridor, the pair allegedly responsible closed the entry and exit trapping the animals.
'At that moment one of the men started filming with his mobile phone while the other jumped on the animals up to three times, falling with all his weight on them.
|Animal cruelty: The incident took place at a farm in Huercal-Overa near Almeria in south east Spain, and was brought to police attention after the pair shared the video on WhatsApp and their boss found it|
|Cruel joke: His colleague can be heard laughing in the background as he films the farmworker jumping around on top of the terrified baby pigs|
'That act caused the immediate deaths of 19 piglets and another 53 were injured and subsequently died. 'The two men, a Lithuanian and a Spaniard, distributed the video through WhatsApp. 'The farm manager alerted us and the alleged wrongdoers, a 19 year-old and a 22-year-old, were identified and located after officers had watched the footage.'
The footage shows the farm worker blamed for the animals' deaths holding his arms up in the air in triumph after leaping on them the first time as if he is jumping into a swimming pool. He makes no attempt to cover his face and looks at the camera between each jump.
|No one is laughing: Some 19 piglets died instantly(pictured), with 53 later dying from crush injuries|
|In custody: The two men, a Lithuanian and a Spaniard, aged 19 and 22, have been arrested and are being probed on suspicion of animal mistreatment|
The panicked creatures bump into each as they try desperately to find an escape route that doesn't exist. The images have caused outrage in Spain and abroad. One appalled local, venting his fury on Twitter, said: 'Call me a savage but these two lads would be better six feet under.'
Another added: 'I wish them the worst life can give them. I don't care whether that sounds radical or not.' Appalled Yuji Yamagishi wrote under a video posted on YouTube of the sick stunt: 'I would put the fat one on the floor and stuff the 72 piglets he's killed into his mouth.'