Horrible conditions were revealed at a Wyoming pig breeding facility in an undercover video produced by The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).
In the video, piglets are swung in circles and sows are beaten while other animals squirm with untreated abscesses.
The HSUS, an animal advocacy group, hired an undercover investigator to spend the month of April 2012 working at a Wyoming Premium Farms facility in Wheatland, Wyo.
In the video, you can see one pig on its back as a worker sat and bounced even though the pig had a broken leg.
Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of HSUS, described on a press call how one pig was forced to give birth on a set date:
“The worker intended to stick his arm in the animal’s uterus to pull out the piglets, but instead went into her anus and caused the prolapse there. This animal lived another 11 days in this condition.”
According to HSUS, the farm is owned by Denver-based Itoham America Inc., which HSUS says sells to Tyson Foods, the world’s second largest meat processor.
Take a look at the unspeakable treatment of these harmless piglets as they are tortured.