Another day, another appalling undercover investigation from the Humane Society of the United States: The animal advocacy group has released evidence -- and video footage -- of pig abuse at a factory farm that allegedly is a supplier to Tyson Foods.
Video shot in April at the Wyoming Premium Farms facility in Wheatland shows workers kicking living piglets like soccer balls; swinging sick piglets in circles by their hind legs; striking mother pigs with their fists; and repeatedly and forcefully kicking them as they resisted leaving their young.
A Tyson Foods spokesman denies the company buys directly from the farm:
Tyson Foods does not buy any of the hogs raised on this farm for our pork processing plants. ... A company that we own has purchased hogs from the farm. We will not purchase from this farm until we've had a chance to investigate.
(Heads up -- video contains graphic images of animal abuse.)
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