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Posted by nam78_two in Latest Breaking News
Wed Sep 17th 2008, 04:02 PM
Source: Associated Press

AP Exclusive: Video shows workers abusing pigs
By FREDERIC J. FROMMER – 24 minutes ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Iowa sheriff said Wednesday he has launched an investigation into a videotape showing abuse of pigs at a farm.
The video, shot by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, shows farm workers hitting sows with metal rods, slamming piglets on a concrete floor and bragging about jamming rods into sows' hindquarters. Greene County Sheriff Tom Heater told The Associated Press that he had met with PETA representatives on Tuesday.

"They provided us with what appears to be some really good information," he said. "Our next step is to secure interviews with potential suspects, and definitely make sure that there's no further abuse occurring down there — that's our main concern at this point."

Asked if crimes had been committed, Heater responded, "It appears that there were, yes."
On the video, obtained by The AP, a supervisor tells an undercover PETA investigator that when he gets angry or a sow won't move, "I grab one of these rods and jam it in her (anus)."



Read more: http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jYCps4e...



More at the link..So saddening .

Another news items on this here:
http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/stor...

The video, which was shot at a pig farm near Bayard, Iowa, about 60 miles west of Des Moines, depicts workers kicking the animals and using metal rods to beat them. It also shows workers killing “runt” piglets by smashing their bodies on a concrete floor. The piglets remained alive for up to 12 minutes before dying from injuries.
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