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Posted June 30, 2011 by Rachelle Owen

New video footage shot during an undercover investigation on an Iowa pig factory farm should be enough to make anyone who isn’t profiting from the abuse of pigs swear off pork chops.

The footage shot by Mercy for Animals shows similar abuses to those documented by PETA during investigations at pig farms in North Carolina and Iowa in 2007 and 2008. Workers are seen kicking piglets and hurling them across the room. The piglets have their tails cut off and testicles ripped out by hand, without being given any painkillers, and some piglets later die from herniated intestines.

As is standard practice on factory farms, mother pigs are crammed into stalls so small that they cannot even turn around. Constant pregnancies leave the sows so weak and exhausted that they often suffer from prolapsed uteruses.

What can YOU do to help? Don’t eat animals and share the video above with everyone you know!

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  • 1293 days ago

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    I used to have a Baby pig that was given to me at a local pig farm. The lady said it wasn’t going to live but he ended up making it. The local farm I went to had large pens for the pigs. My pig had a pasture to itself and a little shed. It was the best pet I ever had. Such loving animals. If you must buy pork, buy locally instead of commercially. The pigs will have had a better life. My local producer has a pasture that’s huge and has several pigs roaming it. But the pigs are treated so much better then this.

  • 1296 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Wow that’s eye-opening. Those cruel bastards have no heart. I feel terrible for those poor piglets.

  • 1331 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I an truly ashamed of my state :(

  • 1429 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    those poor little piggletswe are qoinq to stop them & maybe ill buy one fer me to keep as a wonderful loving pet.

  • 1486 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Are these buggers humanbeings?

  • 1487 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    this seriously made me so depressed.i dont get how those people could be apart of that and do that as a living ! :(

  • 1487 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This cruelty needs yo be stopped and senators need to take a note of it, Its sad..

  • 1487 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    It makes me sick… how dare these people even DARE hurt such gentle creatures… how would they feel if the pigs ripped off THEIR balls by hand??? Wouldn’t be so funny then would it?

  • 1488 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    OMG, I am so ashamed of factory farms everywhere and Iowa.

  • 1490 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This is so sad. I love animals and I don’t understand how anyone can be so heartless.

  • 1491 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    F**K IOWA
    WHO KICK AND THOWS LITTLE BABY PIGLETS?
    EH THEY HAVE ENOUGH TO LAST A MILLION YEARS

    F**K THEM!!

  • 1492 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Make it stop! I wish this wouldn’t happen..

  • 1492 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Ohmigod this is SOSOSOSOSOOOOOOO sad! :(

  • 1492 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Oh my gosh, those poor babies. :(
    We have to stop them.

  • 1492 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    oh god that’s terrible! :[

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