Undercover investigators from PETA have shot a video depicting physical, and possibly even "sexual" abuses against pigs at a pig farm in Iowa. The footage shows farm workers hitting sows with metal rods, slamming piglets on a concrete floor, and discussion of shoving rods into the orifices of sows. The farm is a supplier to Hormel Foods, which makes Spam and other food products. The farm ownership was transferred over the summer (when the PETA investigators were working) from Natural Pork Production II LLP to MowMar LLP. Both of the companies condemned the violence and expressed a commitment to "animal welfare and humane handling" and that the pork industry is "full of good people." [AP]
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