HSUS Releases Another Undercover Video of Animal Cruelty
Another undercover video that shows cruel treatment of animals and inhumane conditions has been released by the Humane Society of the United States. The video was shot last month at Wyoming Premium Farms - a pig breeding facility owned by a supplier for Tyson Foods - according to HSUS. However - in a Tyson Foods released a statement saying there is no connection between the Wyoming farm and the pork processed by Tyson. HSUS said Tuesday that the video shows workers kicking live piglets like soccer balls, swinging sick piglets in circles by their hind legs, striking mother pigs with fists and more. The undercover investigator also reportedly found pigs with untreated abscesses and severe rectal and uterine prolapses, mummified piglet corpses and baby piglets that had fallen through floor slats to hang to death or drown in manure pits. HSUS has notified local authorities and urged them to pursue filing criminal charges if warranted. HSUS President and CEO Wayne Pacelle says the shocking abuse at the Wyoming facility shows why so many Americans are calling for reforms in the pork industry. Pacelle also took the opportunity to call on Tyson to join other food industry companies with a commitment to end the confinement of sows in gestation crates. Tyson Foods is appalled by the apparent mistreatment of the animals and assures it does not buy any of the hogs raised on the Wyoming farm for its pork processing plants.
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