Bob Comis is a former pig farmer turned vegan who owns the ethically based In Line Farms in New York. His transformation has been documented in The Dodo and Comis is the subject of a forthcoming documentary, "The Last Pig."
Comis reviewed the video of Krajnc's efforts for The Dodo and wrote this about the conditions of the pigs in the trucks, which he calls absolutely deplorable:
Transporting pigs presents significant welfare concerns, especially in the heat of summer. Pigs do not sweat, and they do not shed heat to any significant degree when they pant as dogs do. Nevertheless, pigs do pant, but only when severely heat stressed. The pigs whose faces we are able to see clearly in the video are all panting. It is safe to assume that the entire trailer load of pigs is suffering similarly from severe heat stress.
Comis also says that based on his experience as a farmer, he would advocate for an even more significant method to alleviate the pigs' suffering.
"Anyone hoping to offer some degree of relief to suffering, severely heat stressed pigs confined in a trailer should show up with the largest Super Soaker water gun they can find full of lukewarm water and spray it all over the pigs bodies (depending on the level of heat stress, using cold water instead of warm could send the pigs into shock)," he said. "While there is no question the pigs are thirsty, their severe physical and emotional stress is from being dangerously overheated.