Warning: Video contains distressing footage.
An overweight farm worker who belly flopped onto tiny piglets as a ‘prank’ has been jailed.
The man, who has not been named, killed 79 baby pigs during the brutal incident – which a colleague filmed on his phone.
He was sentenced to 15 months behind bars for the heinous crime, which was branded ‘unjustifiable and cruel’ by a court.
Both the worker and his friend were ordered to pay €4,470 (£4,000) in compensation to the company – €60 (£53) per piglet.
The incident took place on a farm in Huercal-Overa in Almeria, Spain, and was reported after being shared around on WhatsApp.
According to the Mirror, animal campaigners had pushed for a longer prison sentence due to the level of outrage.
The men were aged 18 and 22 at the time of the savage attack.
They had been working with a large number of piglets, aged between 19 and 27-days-old, when then decided to belly flop on them three times.
Spanish newspapers reported that 19 of the piglets were killed at the scene, and a further 60 had to be put down after being seriously injured and crushed.
The man responsible told the court ‘it was a joke’ and disputed the amount of piglets that had died.
However a judge described the video as ‘repulsive’, and said the images after ‘spoke for themselves’.
He was then sentenced to 15 months in jail.