Tyson Foods ends contract with pig farm after abuse film aired | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Tyson Foods ends contract with pig farm after abuse film aired

Posted By on Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 11:26 AM

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An Oklahoma pig farm where workers were caught torturing and beating pigs and piglets on undercover video has lost its business with Tyson Foods, NBC reports. NBC  broadcast the video, provided to it by  Mercy for Animals.

The owner of West Coast Farms said he, too, was stunned and has fired the employees, NBC reports.  

A press release from Mercy for Animals said the video shows "workers throwing a bowling ball at a pig's head, violently beating and shaking animals, slamming conscious piglets headfirst against the ground, spiking piglets like footballs, shoving their fingers into pigs' eyes and hitting them with wooden boards ..."

Mercy for Animals said that unlike Tyson, Walmart has not taken any action. The group is holding a press conference this morning. The video is available at the Mercy website if you have the stomach for it or at the NBC link above. (I do not.)

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