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Shocking video shows extent of pig abuse at farm supplying pork to Walmart
dailymail ^ | PUBLISHED: 15:55 EST, 20 July 2012 | UPDATED: 16:39 EST, 20 July 2012 Read more: http://www.dailym | By RACHEL QUIGLEY

Posted on 07/20/2012 8:22:30 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U

A shocking and disturbing video taken by an undercover investigator at a pig farm depicts the horrific extent of animal cruelty being practiced at a pork-supply company used by Walmart.

Mercy For Animals released the graphic video which documents the daily animal abuse allegedly taking place at Christensen Farms in Minnesota. The video depicts hundreds of pigs packed into cages so tiny, they can barely move or even turn around. Some of the usually-social animals bite down on the bars just for something to do.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: foodsupply; goodporkistasty; pork; porkisnothalal; porkisnotkosher
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Full headline: Shocking video shows extent of pig abuse at farm supplying pork to Walmart where animals have tails ripped off and are packed into tiny gestation cages

>This has got to stop. It's sickening how cruel humans can be and just for profit.

1 posted on 07/20/2012 8:22:36 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U
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To: All

mmmmm.... ribs....


2 posted on 07/20/2012 8:25:01 PM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

This video is very distrubing and if not “falisifed” the people in this video should be prosecuted.


3 posted on 07/20/2012 8:25:22 PM PDT by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: TribalPrincess2U
This video is very disturbing and if not “falsified” the people in this video should be prosecuted.
4 posted on 07/20/2012 8:26:07 PM PDT by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: ThisLittleLightofMine

spell check is my friend, my fingers miss keys, oops


5 posted on 07/20/2012 8:27:00 PM PDT by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: ThisLittleLightofMine

spell check is my friend, my fingers miss keys, oops


6 posted on 07/20/2012 8:27:31 PM PDT by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: newnhdad

So can we assume you approve of this? Good for you.


7 posted on 07/20/2012 8:27:59 PM PDT by Catphish
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To: TribalPrincess2U
Its not just for profit.
ITs for BACON ! !

8 posted on 07/20/2012 8:29:34 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Just terrible. Pigs have at least the intelligence and sociability of dogs. How long could Walmart get away with producing and selling dog meat in this way?


9 posted on 07/20/2012 8:30:45 PM PDT by Catphish
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To: Delta 21

10 posted on 07/20/2012 8:31:36 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Disgusting! They should be in jail.

On the other hand, the typical Wal Mart bashing is BS. They buy the product. They are not responsible to inspect the supplier, the USDA is. So piss off about moaning about Wal Mart. They shouldn’t even be mentioned in the article.


11 posted on 07/20/2012 8:34:40 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Walmart must respond to these accusations.

There is no reason to make an animal suffer just to make a $.


12 posted on 07/20/2012 8:38:03 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (Damned if I do, Damned if I don't. Damn it, I will!)
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To: big'ol_freeper

Yup. Sneak WalMart bashing. Christensen Farms is one of the largest pork producers in the US.

http://www.christensenfarms.com/

Founded in 1974 as a small family operation, Christensen Farms is now one of the largest producers of pork in the U.S., with operations in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, Colorado and Illinois. From our farms, to your table, we’re dedicated to producing a food product at the lowest cost without compromising our commitment to the highest environmental, quality, and social standards. Christensen Farms takes pride in being a leading innovator in the industry while forging new links in the farm to food chain...


13 posted on 07/20/2012 8:41:02 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Randy Larsen
In order to prove his universal truth, "cogit ergo sum," Descarte had to argue that animals don't feel pain like humans.
14 posted on 07/20/2012 8:43:21 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Catphish

Not long since most Americans won’t eat dog meat.


15 posted on 07/20/2012 8:45:53 PM PDT by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: Catphish

I have often said that if I really thought about how animals are raised and slaughtered, I would be a vegetarian. There is never any excuse for animal abuse, whether pets or food.


16 posted on 07/20/2012 8:46:36 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: TribalPrincess2U
Well, I am glad there is no agenda in the information presented here and that this is completely unbiased. And I am sorry you have such an emotional response because they were really appealing to your logic.

Yes, farming is a dirty business and you better be thankful that food is cheap and plentiful. The reason they are farrowed in the small cages is so the sows won't roll over on the piglet and kill them. But maybe you would think that is ok. They are in the farrowing crates at farrowing time, not their whole life.

Yes there are deformed pigs that have to be destroyed. They are NOT force fed to the sows but that is a natural inclination of a sows and boars. Maybe you want to step up and adopt one of the deformed pigs.

Sometimes I think it would be better if everyone killed there own food, there would be more respect for life.

Get a life people. Be thankful for the food supply we have. They way things are going you might experience some REAL HUNGER, but then you wouldn’t be complaining.

17 posted on 07/20/2012 8:47:31 PM PDT by PeterPrinciple ( (Lord, save me from some conservatives, they don't understand history any better than liberals.))
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To: Randy Larsen

I think probably if you’re concerned about where your meat comes from you should be 100% vegan or raise your own. It’s the only way you can be really certain.


18 posted on 07/20/2012 8:47:43 PM PDT by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Gestation crates that restrict a pregnant sow from lying down or lowering their heads are absolutely necessary to save piglets from their own brainless mothers. A sow will joyfully wallow on her brood with no clue that she is killing them. It is also quite common for a sow to eat it’s young as they are born.

I can understand that present generations become animal activists through lack of practical experience. No one condones animal torture but neither can the world be supplied with needed hemi protein and still provide animal utopia for food species before slaughter. Farm life instills much needed realism but not everyone can have it.

Watching a sow calmly devouring her own squealing, writhing piglet that has just dropped from her body might just impress upon you the necessity of farrowing crates.


19 posted on 07/20/2012 8:51:25 PM PDT by Aleya2Fairlie
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To: TribalPrincess2U
If you give it a chance, a pig will eat you.

It is impossible to mistreat a pig.

20 posted on 07/20/2012 8:51:54 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: PeterPrinciple

Well stated and informative.


21 posted on 07/20/2012 8:52:23 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Check this out. The Michigan DNR is successfully shutting down this kind of pig farmer that treats his hogs better than a lot of people are treating their kids....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=843yH_0RMIA


22 posted on 07/20/2012 8:52:36 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: newnhdad

Bacon!


23 posted on 07/20/2012 8:54:37 PM PDT by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: brytlea

***you should be 100% vegan or raise your own.***

You would be shocked at the number of animals that are killed to provide a vegan meal. Vegetable eating rabbits, deer, moles, grain eating birds, the number is endless!


24 posted on 07/20/2012 8:54:55 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I LIKE ART! Click my name. See my web page.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

“The chilling squeals of other piglets pierce the air as the tiny animals have their testicles and tails ripped off with pliers, allegedly without any anesthetic used.”

I hate to shock folks, but I’ve never seen a calf anesthetized before being castrated and branded. IIRC, they make the biggest fuss being dehorned. That is done without being anesthetized, too.

Docking tails from lambs...ditto.


25 posted on 07/20/2012 8:57:47 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (Liberalism: "Ex faslo quodlibet" - from falseness, anything follows)
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To: Aleya2Fairlie; PeterPrinciple; TribalPrincess2U

I think those two responses technically count as a “bitch slapping”.

I appreciate your insightful information PP and A2F.


26 posted on 07/20/2012 8:57:47 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

“This pig is seen biting incessantly on the bars of the cage simply because there is nothing else for it to do or anywhere to go.”

Hope they don’t watch my horses too closely...or my dogs with a stick in the backyard.


27 posted on 07/20/2012 9:00:16 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (Liberalism: "Ex faslo quodlibet" - from falseness, anything follows)
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To: PeterPrinciple

The county extension officer heard some disturbing reports about hog farmer Smith so he went out to see for himself.

He noticed that the hogs were penned and wallowing under the house.

He knocked on the door, was invited in, and over coffee asked the farmer, “Do you think that’s really a good idea? I mean, from a health standpoint?”

And Smith replied, “I been raising hogs this way for 40 years and I ain’t lost one yet.”


28 posted on 07/20/2012 9:00:41 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: newnhdad

On a bumper sticker in ranch country:

PETA

People
Eating
Tasty
Animals


29 posted on 07/20/2012 9:03:14 PM PDT by RedElement
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To: Aleya2Fairlie

Please don’t interject facts into this thread, you’re spoiling all the fun.


30 posted on 07/20/2012 9:04:10 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: Mr Rogers

I have been on this earth 55 years. Pigs are abused. It is their lot in this life.
It is not very complicated. Pigs are pigs so that people might life. Quite simple, acutally.


31 posted on 07/20/2012 9:04:29 PM PDT by coldbluesteel (Endo)
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To: Mr Rogers

I doubt the pig is having as much fun as your horses and dogs are.


32 posted on 07/20/2012 9:06:08 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's Welfare, Food Stamps, Division and Disability 'Legacy')
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To: coldbluesteel

should have been “so that people might live”.


33 posted on 07/20/2012 9:08:07 PM PDT by coldbluesteel (Endo)
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To: coldbluesteel

Given the fact that pigs are processed in plants staffed by illegals from third world countries, taking a moral stand on pig farms is just hypocritical. The pure should not eat any commercially processed meat.


34 posted on 07/20/2012 9:08:40 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: TribalPrincess2U

” doubt the pig is having as much fun as your horses and dogs are.”
Well, of course not. The horses are the Shaqs and the dogs are the Michael Vicks of the farm. The pigs are the muslims.


35 posted on 07/20/2012 9:12:58 PM PDT by coldbluesteel (Endo)
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To: coldbluesteel

No more drinky for you.


36 posted on 07/20/2012 9:15:33 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

No worries. I have plenty.


37 posted on 07/20/2012 9:19:19 PM PDT by coldbluesteel (Endo)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

If you think animals need intellectual stimulation, you haven’t met many teens playing video games or watching TV.

It is a PIG, for goodness sakes! I like my horses well enough, but I don’t provide them Internet service in their corral.

How do you think wild animals live? How do you think a wild pig lives? Here’s a hint: they don’t run around singing ‘Born Free’...


38 posted on 07/20/2012 9:19:19 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (Liberalism: "Ex faslo quodlibet" - from falseness, anything follows)
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To: Aleya2Fairlie
Gestation crates that restrict a pregnant sow from lying down or lowering their heads are absolutely necessary to save piglets from their own brainless mothers. A sow will joyfully wallow on her brood with no clue that she is killing them. It is also quite common for a sow to eat it’s young as they are born.

A lot of these videos are staged to get exactly the emotional reaction that we see on this thread.

I once had a student who didn't eat eggs that came from chicken butts. He got his at the grocery store like "normal" people.

39 posted on 07/20/2012 9:20:54 PM PDT by SCalGal (Friends don't let friends donate to H$U$, A$PCA, or PETA.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Now that you mention it, I think I have read about that. Life is a very cruel and tough thing. I am afraid many Americans today would starve to death if they were forced to fend for themselves in the real world. And I mean that quite sincerely.


40 posted on 07/20/2012 9:21:19 PM PDT by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: TribalPrincess2U
Yes, Yes it is very shocking and it is wrong.

However, how many of the people who will be shocked about this have NO problem with the dismemberment and murder of a children in the womb and will rail against people who speak against people like Obama who never opened his large yap while a member of the Illinois Senate except to call for POST birth infanticide.

So, I do not agree with pigs being treated poorly, but they ARE animals raised and slaughtered for meat. They are not people, they are not human. In this country it is absolutely legal to kill a human being with a distinct and unique genetics makeup at ANYTIME prior to birth.

41 posted on 07/20/2012 9:25:04 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: brytlea

Now that you mention it, I think I have read about that. Life is a very cruel and tough thing. I am afraid many Americans today would starve to death if they were forced to fend for themselves in the real world. And I mean that quite sincerely.

You would be spot on correct, Sir!


42 posted on 07/20/2012 9:25:36 PM PDT by coldbluesteel (Endo)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

They are not raised and slaughtered just for profit. They are sold so people can be fed also. And there is nothing wrong with profit. Without profit, you would not have a job or be able to pay your bills.

All this is about is Wal-Mart is not unionized. You think Wal-Mart is the only buyer of these pigs? My guess is there are other buyers who are union companies and you are not saying anything about them.


43 posted on 07/20/2012 9:29:49 PM PDT by Ecliptic (.)
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To: PeterPrinciple

“Get a life people. Be thankful for the food supply we have. They way things are going you might experience some REAL HUNGER, but then you wouldn’t be complaining.”

I’m with you. It’s only baby steps from getting worked up about this, to getting worked up about watching an execution, to getting worked up about putting someone in jail for 30 years, to putting someone in jail at all for rape.

It’s time people TOUGHEN UP a bit and stopped getting pulled by the nose in these emotional stories.


44 posted on 07/20/2012 9:32:09 PM PDT by BobL
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To: Mr Rogers

The same people who cry about the way food animals are treated demand that we all subject our pets to major surgery that removes their hormone systems and would like to do it by force of law. I do not understand Animal Rights Activists.


45 posted on 07/20/2012 9:32:23 PM PDT by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: coldbluesteel
I am afraid many Americans today would starve to death if they were forced to fend for themselves in the real world.

Most wouldn't last 48 hours. We are so dependent on technology, we have no idea how to cope if power went out for any extended period of time, say like during the Blackout of 1977. I remember growing up, we had 4-H Clubs, were kids could get exposed to the basics of farming and agriculture. Do they even have those anymore?

46 posted on 07/20/2012 9:33:34 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: Ecliptic

The tails are cut off so other pigs won’t bite them off and start fights.


47 posted on 07/20/2012 9:37:32 PM PDT by Ecliptic (.)
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To: newnhdad

ping


48 posted on 07/20/2012 9:39:19 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: dfwgator

When I lived in East TX (a short 9 years ago) they still had 4-H because my friend’s daughter had rabbits and chickens she showed (and we went and walked around to have a look see). I’m sure they still do it in places like that. But yeah, most people wouldn’t have a clue. On the other hand, I think I can make do.

When we had Wilma, we didn’t have electricity for about 2 weeks. Most of our neighbors headed north to stay in motels or with family etc. We stayed and *camped*. It was no big deal, we had our grill and plenty of canned goods and batteries. I admit I was glad when things got back to normal, but it was much better than it could have been.


49 posted on 07/20/2012 9:40:17 PM PDT by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: dfwgator

hehe

Yes, there is still 4H and FFA. 4H is under the auspices of state universities and is unbelievably politically correct. FFA no longer even uses the term ‘Farmers’.


50 posted on 07/20/2012 9:41:47 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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