Animal Abuse Linked to Big Food…Again

Undercover video shot by the advocacy group Mercy for Animals at West Coast Farms in Henryetta, Okla., allegedly shows workers hitting, throwing and kicking pigs.

Another undercover video has surfaced showing abuse of animals at yet another supplier of Hormel…


 

Hormel stops operations at supplier farm after video shows animal abuse

Reuters

Packaged foods maker Hormel Foods Corp said on Tuesday that it had suspended operations at one its pork suppliers in Oklahoma until it investigates claims that pigs were being abused at the farm.

Animal rights group Mercy for Animals released a video last week that showed large number of pigs and piglets constrained in small spaces, being treated cruelly and left to suffer from injuries and illnesses without veterinary care.

The video, which is 2 minutes and 26 seconds long and is available on YouTube and on Mercy for Animals’ website, was part of the group’s undercover investigation at the Maschhoffs farm.

Hormel said it would send third-party auditors to investigate the claims made in the video…

This is not the first instance that an animal activist group has released a video showing animals being treated cruelly at a Hormel supplier.

In 2015, Compassion Over Killing released a video showing workers at a Quality Pork Processors Inc plant beating, dragging and slitting the throats of live animals.