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Video Shows Pig Farm Workers Abusing Animals

There are 36 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Sep 16, 2008, titled Video Shows Pig Farm Workers Abusing Animals. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

An undercover video shot at an Iowa pig farm shows workers hitting sows with metal rods, slamming piglets on a concrete floor and bragging about jamming rods into sows' hindquarters.

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“Up Front”

Since: Jul 08

Atlanta, GA

#23 Sep 17, 2008
Bye Bye Hartford wrote:
This is how rednecks have fun.
Nah....I used to think that to before moving to Georgia. The rednecks prefer to stay human play with their bothers, sisters and cousins. They treat the animals well, knowing it will feed them in later life :)

“Up Front”

Since: Jul 08

Atlanta, GA

#24 Sep 17, 2008
Christopher wrote:
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Well, this is one time that a religious person got it right. Yes, animals were put on this planet by nature/evolution to be food for other animals.... however that does NOT give humans the right to abuse them like these pig farm workers did!
I hope they arrest these pig farm workers, ban them from EVER working on a farm again, and put them in prison for a long time, because if they are doing this to 'poor dumb animals' who did nothing to deserve this abuse... what might they be doing to other HUMANS?
Yep. Just send them to prison and lock them up for 30 days with rapists and child molesters and they will find out what the pigs feel like. The while one of their fellow prisoners is "doing his job", decapitate the prick :)
I guarantee you the next guy who thinks about abusing an animal will at least think twice ;)

“Where the beer flows like wine”

Since: Jun 08

Bizarro World

#25 Sep 17, 2008
sickofpoliticians wrote:
That's exactly what happens when people don't get well compensated for the work they do.BTW does any one have the video?
BS- this is what happens when people have no soul. Nothing regarding money or job satisfaction influenced these ass clowns. How anyone could be so cruel is BEYOND MY COMPREHENSION. You are sick yourself if you want to see the video. It makes me nauseous just to read a story like this. Go get counseling if you think the video would be worth seeing. If you think the video would be entertaining, do us all a favor and go shoot yourself.
serial killer behavior

Carlsbad, CA

#26 Sep 17, 2008
The cops need to look at these freaks as suspects in any unsolved homicides in the area.
nancy

Palm Desert, CA

#27 Sep 17, 2008
I will not be eating any more pork...pig...and am sickened by the attitude of the inhumane workers at these farms...I hope they get a rod jammed up their ass someday and thrown on the concrete alive and have every bone broken in their body....sick, sick, sick, I am ashamed to be part of a country that even thinks about animal abuse...people like that should be shot!! this world is going straight to hell!
Cleetus

Marlton, NJ

#28 Sep 17, 2008
Pigmetal wrote:
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BS- this is what happens when people have no soul. Nothing regarding money or job satisfaction influenced these ass clowns. How anyone could be so cruel is BEYOND MY COMPREHENSION. You are sick yourself if you want to see the video. It makes me nauseous just to read a story like this. Go get counseling if you think the video would be worth seeing. If you think the video would be entertaining, do us all a favor and go shoot yourself.
I saw the video. Nothing new here. I worked at a beef rendering plant while going to college and you get used to blood, guts and death screams of cows in a day or two. Got to the point where I looked forward to the amusing job of tossing the de-capitated cow heads into the crusher and hearing their skuls explode between the rollers with a MEATY KERRRUNCH! and exploding blood and brains all over like a exploding watermelon - HAHAHA!!

What would have been FAR MORE appealing is if someone cound make a 'food pr0no" video out of this. Take a dozen live cows and pigs, put em in a rendering room with some sexy busty women in leather and studs and knee-high boots and S&M wear and give em some scimataurs, swords, machetes, assorted power tools and other implements-of-rendering and watch em kill and tear the flesh with blood and guts splattering all over them and each other in that kinky fetish S&M wear! Oh Yeah!! Sorta like the "Weasel Stomping Day" video but alot more messy and kinky with sexy female supermodels and bodybuilders making ground beef and sausage patties OH YEAH! I mean what red-blooded male wouldn't be erotically turned on at a video of a hot tall blond amazon woman in studded leather swimwear cutting a live cow in half and portions with a chainsaw and a scimitaur? ;)
davy

Albuquerque, NM

#29 Sep 17, 2008
they must be republicans...this sounds suspiciously like compassionate conservativism
moved away

United States

#31 Sep 17, 2008
i think they need to get everything that peta and the law can push on them to the fullest...iv raised hogs before and other live stock and i treated my live stock to the best that i could they where part of the family and i was raised that if you treat ur live stock then they will be good to you when its time for collection of eggs or what ever one might use there live stock for( such as resale)

Since: May 07

Great Falls, MT

#32 Sep 17, 2008
Bye Bye Hartford wrote:
This is how rednecks have fun.
This is not how "rednecks" have fun. This is sick behavior and they need to be in prison.

Since: Sep 08

Lewisburg, TN

#33 Sep 17, 2008
great, in the orient there is a specialty meat called kobi, they massage the animal before they kill it to tenderize the meat. it actually works and the meat is great. then they go to mcdonalds and eat angus. Here in America we do the opposite, the more the better. Shame on them.

“My Name should be sickofRNC”

Since: Mar 07

Flora, IL

#34 Sep 23, 2008
If you don't like the way animals are treated Don't buy meat. Simple I don't buy tofu wieners cause I don't like they way they taste. It's called the free market. I shop at kosher or organic meat markets.
Porky

Temple, GA

#35 Sep 23, 2008
Opened this thread by mistake, when I read about farmers abusing pigs I heard the banjo music from Deliverance and got excited, what a disappointment.
futurefood

Vienna, Austria

#36 Oct 1, 2008
Romina wrote:
If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men. St. Francis of Assisi
That's old but even more true!
moni

Ottawa, Canada

#38 Oct 16, 2008
These workers from the IOWA pig farms should be put into prison & never shown the light of day again. Respect these animals before it is time for them to go. These filthy hicks should be charged with a serious offence and never to be let around animals again. People who work directly with or around animals should be screened thoroughly. Do these workers feel powerful beating/killing these defensless pigs and new born babies? You guys are nothing but cowards and scum of the earth and I hope you get what is coming to you!
moni

Ottawa, Canada

#40 Oct 16, 2008
Cleetus, ur a fool & you will probably be some psychotic murderer someday.
Brandon

Valley Farms, AZ

#41 Oct 16, 2008
change yoru ahbbits if you don't like this, and no in a PETA way either, those people are more annoying than anyone else I know. Support your local family farmer. Go to the farm, choose yoru own meat and buy direct. Commercial farms are all run this way the animals are all treated like this and anyone who thinks different should think a little harder about how a commercial farm is run. A local farmer will take pride in his products, he will be more customer service oriented, and your meat will be even more fresh...and if your a hippie it won't need to be shipped accross the country in a large truck the is killing mother nature or whatever you all say. So I guess what I am sayign is if you don't like this then you are stuck....paying less money for a better quality meat, while receiving good customer service, saving the enviornment, and helping one of America's oldest professions survive....I wish I was stuck in situations like that all the time.

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