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Cruelty Exposed at Iowa Factory Farm | Care2 Causes

Cruelty Exposed at Iowa Factory Farm | Care2 Causes

Undercover video footage exposing animal abuse at Hawkeye Sow Centers (HSC), a pig breeding factory farm in Leland, IA, was released last week by the animal advocacy group Compassion Over Killing (COK). The video was taken by a COK investigator who worked undercover to document the miserable lives that sows and piglets are forced to endure, ranging from immobilization in gestation crates that don’t allow sows enough room to even turn around to piglets who underwent castration and tail docking with no painkillers and sick and injured pigs being left with no veterinary care, among other atrocities. “Piglets born at this Iowa factory farm will be slaughtered at around six months of age, and as our investigator was told, some of their meat will be marketed under the brand name Hormel. While Hormel recently issued a statement that its company-owned facilities will be phasing ou...

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