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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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To: 9YearLurker
Farrowing pens are being phased out by other farms that recognize they are not necessary, and there are less cruel ways of killing nonviable piglets and performing minor surgery

Farrowing pens are being phased out by legislation pushed by people with no animal husbandry knowledge and the desire to eliminate all use of domestic animals.

141 posted on 07/21/2012 10:57:19 AM PDT by SCalGal (Friends don't let friends donate to H$U$, A$PCA, or PETA.)
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To: Lazamataz

LOL, funniest stuff I’ve read all morning. :)


142 posted on 07/21/2012 11:03:28 AM PDT by SCalGal (Friends don't let friends donate to H$U$, A$PCA, or PETA.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

I too grew up on a farm and have raised pigs.

This thread is another variation on several recurrent animal abuse threads here that show certain Freepers routinely confuse conservatism with a callous, unChristian defense of brutality.

They confuse dominion with domination.


143 posted on 07/21/2012 11:41:12 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: TribalPrincess2U
So you now know what happens to many piglets if they are not protected and it is “humane” to let that happen? Alrighty then! Some of us live in the real world and some of us don't!
144 posted on 07/21/2012 12:26:27 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: 9YearLurker
Look, don't get me wrong. The meat from animals that have been tortured is sooooo good. I don't *like* torturing the cute little animals. But it's the only way to get succulent, tasty Pain Meat.

Ah, who are we kiddin'. I *love* torturing the animals. Particularly the rabbits.

145 posted on 07/21/2012 12:28:35 PM PDT by Lazamataz (I hate the Universe, and it hates me.)
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To: big'ol_freeper
Yeah it’s Neanderthals (plural, not Neanderthal’s = possessive) like me who put their lives on the line so you can sit on your couch and stuff cupcakes down your pie hole.

What does that have to do with pig slaughter?

Are you an Alinsky Disciple™? One of their tactics is change the subject to deflect away from the original point when they don't have credible rebuttal.

I have another question. Is is it wrong to assume "...like me who put their lives on the line so you can..." is letting a little Narcissism creep out?

And for the record, I stuffed one cupcake (singular) down my pie hole, not cupcakes (plural).

But let me be the first to salute you for putting your life on the line as a Grammar Cop on the lookout for those that can't spail, as one example.

146 posted on 07/21/2012 12:42:56 PM PDT by QT3.14 (ZeroCare¬ô Death Panels = Shovel-ready projects)
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To: Sioux-san

What an outrage!!!


147 posted on 07/21/2012 12:57:12 PM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: HiTech RedNeck; Wicket; netmilsmom; Lazamataz
We don’t really get the whole story in these pictures.

We do get the whole picture when they're videotaping the caretakers grabbing piglets by the feet and slamming them repeatedly into a concrete floor, then tossing the bleeding piglets into a squirming pile to die from blunt force trauma.

Why do I think so?

Because Christensen Farms issued a response to the video. Of all the practices in the video, CF announced they've stopped "blunt force trauma euthanasia" (while saying, essentially, "not that there was anything wrong with that"), and will be substituting "euthanasia using carbon dioxide to prevent the suffering of sick or injured piglets."

I understand tail docking, gestational stalls, and the like - but watching the repeated slamming of piglets onto the concrete floor did nothing but remind me of Michael Vick body-slamming his fighting docks to the ground to kill them.

We're above that.

148 posted on 07/21/2012 1:05:06 PM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Bob Barker is an animal rightist of the 1st degree. As a Vet Tech, I can promise that a baby pig begins screaming at the highest decibels as soon as you merely pick it up.

Puppies’ tails are docked without anesthesia. Baby boy HUMANS are circumcised without pain meds (at least that was the case for most of history).

I don’t like the fact that there were piglets with sores. But, sadly, consumers will scream louder than any piglet at the confiscatory prices it would take to have veterinary care of food animals, so they’re destroyed. That’s life.


149 posted on 07/21/2012 1:11:52 PM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: Scoutmaster

> CF announced they’ve stopped “blunt force trauma euthanasia” (while saying, essentially, “not that there was anything wrong with that”), and will be substituting “euthanasia using carbon dioxide to prevent the suffering of sick or injured piglets.”<

Good.


150 posted on 07/21/2012 1:17:44 PM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: Scoutmaster

>>We’re above that. <<

Honestly, you’re just not hungry enough.


151 posted on 07/21/2012 1:46:14 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: BobL
You need to study logic, a correlation isn't causation.
152 posted on 07/21/2012 1:54:50 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: 9YearLurker
No use wasting words on these guys.

They think being 'conservative' means to be callous, it shows how 'tough' you are.

153 posted on 07/21/2012 1:57:29 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: onedoug
What are you talking about?

The devils drove the pigs into the water and they perished.

154 posted on 07/21/2012 2:02:23 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Lazamataz

They make very good substitutes.


155 posted on 07/21/2012 2:03:11 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Ditter

Good for you. You live in a real world.
So do I.


156 posted on 07/21/2012 2:09:42 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's Welfare, Food Stamps, Division and Disability 'Legacy')
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To: brytlea

Ya think?


157 posted on 07/21/2012 2:11:46 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's Welfare, Food Stamps, Division and Disability 'Legacy')
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To: dfwgator
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?

They sure do - and they also have a 4-H club for shooting - my 14yo daughter has belonged to that since she was 10.

158 posted on 07/21/2012 2:14:20 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: waterhill

Wow. Your so informative. I’m in awe!


159 posted on 07/21/2012 2:16:56 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's Welfare, Food Stamps, Division and Disability 'Legacy')
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To: Fire_on_High

I’ve raised pigs and they are very intelligent, including with their ability to bond with humans.


160 posted on 07/21/2012 2:22:12 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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