Shocking Abuses Uncovered at Tyson Pork Supplier (heartbreaking – you can help!)

Warning: Contains Graphic Footage. Undercover video footage at “Wyoming Premium Farms” revealing egregious cruelty and filthy conditions at a Wyoming pig breeding facility owned by a supplier for Tyson Foods. The following video is one to be watched with discretion. This is truly heartbreaking and another example of the ways in which Americans degrade creation that God declares to be “very good.”

The Humane Society of the United States released undercover video footage revealing cruel treatment of animals and inhumane conditions at a Wyoming pig breeding facility owned by a supplier to Tyson Foods. The investigation revealed workers kicking piglets like soccer balls, swinging sick piglets in circles, and ruthlessly beating mother pigs. Along with individual acts of animal abuse, this investigation also highlights the suffering pigs endure when locked in metal “gestation crates” where they cannot even turn around for nearly their whole lives — a standard pork industry practice.

Burger King, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Safeway, Compass Group (the world’s largest food service provider), and other major food companies have announced, at the urging of The HSUS, that they’ll remove gestation crates from their supply chains. As several leading pork producers are actively moving in that direction, Tyson lags far behind and still defends this extreme confinement. We need your help to move the company to do the right thing.

Will you please help pigs by urging Tyson to stop allowing them to be confined in tiny gestation crates?

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  • Tasiyagnunpa Livermont

    There are better designed gestation crates available by entrepreneurs and other that take into account the fact hogs of this type do roll and crush their young. 

    Even better is to source heritage hogs for your family’s meals–they are hardier and better mothers.

  • Samuelb

    Hopefully, everyone is busy reading and commenting on all the other articles.  I work in  pre-hospital emergency care and tend to think I have “tough skin”, but I only lasted 1:02 into the video.  Appalling!