29 Jun '11, 2pm

Undercover Video Footage Reveals Cruelty At One Of Nation's Largest Pork Producers (Video)

Undercover Video Footage Reveals Cruelty At One Of Nation's Largest Pork Producers (Video)

Mercy for Animals, an animal welfare group, has revealed undercover video, with footage shot between April and June, of the cruel conditions at Iowa Select Farms, one of the largest pork producers in the U.S. The group is using the footage to try and convince officials at stores like Costco, Kroger and Safeway to stop buying pork from the farm. Huffington Post reports, "The effort seemed to be working as several chains viewed the video and then either halted purchases from the targeted Iowa hog farm or expressed concern even before Chicago-based Mercy for Animals formally unveiled the recording at news conferences planned Wednesday in four cities." MFA documented cruelty from female pigs being kept in cramped gestation cages, workers ripping out the testicles of piglets who are conscious and have not been given pain killers, piglets having their tails removed with dull cli...

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