Animal RIghts Group Wants Cruelty Charges Against Hog Farm

August 11, 2015 01:23 PM
Animal RIghts Group Wants Cruelty Charges Against Hog Farm

An animal rights group is calling on prosecutors to file criminal charges against workers and managers at a southwestern Minnesota hog farm.

Los Angeles-based Last Chance for Animals on Tuesday released an undercover video of conditions at a Christensen Farms breeding facility in Luverne.

Group spokesman Adam Wilson says the video documents a pervasive pattern of cruelty and neglect. He says the groups' investigator recorded numerous instances of sick and injured sows being left to suffer for weeks. The video also shows one farm worker repeatedly stabbing a sow with a pen to try to get it to move.

Wilson says the group has turned over its findings to the Rock County Sheriff's Office. Christensen Farms says it has suspended seven employees as it looks into claims of "possible improper animal care."

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Spell Check

Buckingham, IL
8/11/2015 06:40 PM

  I've raised lots of hogs and ate a lot of bacon. Proud to be a liberal. Jim must be the conservative "jerk" that stabs his hogs with the pen while he's trying to ship his sick swine.

Jim Benjamin
Minot , ND
8/11/2015 02:09 PM

  You liberal jerks don't eat bacon anyway. Go home and have a plate of sushi and some cheap wine with Pelosi.

Buckingham, IL
8/11/2015 06:34 PM

  I'm a liberal and eat a lot of bacon and have raised lots of hogs. You must be the conservative jerk "Jim" that stabs his hogs with a pen and ships sick swine.


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