Kinship Circle: Update/Act: Penalize Pig Abusers

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

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Date: Sun, Oct 26, 2008 at 5:59 PM
Subject: Update/Act: Penalize Pig Abusers

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10/26/08: Penalize Pig Torturers At Iowa Farm
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UPDATE: PIG TORTURERS FACE 22 COUNTS OF ANIMAL ABUSE

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ORIGINAL ALERT & PHOTOS FROM UNDERCOVER VIDEO:
9/17/08: Hormel’s Pigs: Slammed, Cut, Spray-Painted
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/letter_library/letter_new.asp?LetterID=1759&seriesfirst=true

We asked food giant Hormel to terminate employees implicated in abuse and install video surveillance cameras at its contracted hog farms…after PETA’s undercover tapes exposed an Iowa farm battering pigs with metal rods, crushing piglets, and more. Since then, Greene County officials have charged some abusers seen in PETA’s video. EVERY TIME charges are filed in “livestock” abuse, this is a mini-victory in itself — since these animals are seen as commodities, not living creatures. Please thank officials for their action and urge them to follow through with arrest and prosecution.

THOSE CHARGED ARE (Source – Green County Sheriff’s Office):

— Jordan M. Anderson, 26, of Audubon, a former on-site manager: aiding and abetting livestock abuse-two counts, aggravated misdemeanor; and Livestock Neglect, one count, simple misdemeanor.

— Greg W. Hackler, 18, of Jefferson, a former employee: Livestock abuse, two counts, aggravated misdemeanor.

— Shawn M. Lyons, 35, of Bayard, still employed: Livestock neglect, one count, simple misdemeanor.

— Shelly A. Mauch, 34, of Scranton, still employed: Livestock neglect, one count, simple misdemeanor.

— Richard M. Ralston, 27, of Bayard, a former employee: Livestock abuse, five counts, aggravated misdemeanor.

— Alan B. Rettig, 60, of Scranton, a former employee: Livestock abuse, five counts, aggravated misdemeanor

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Kinship Circle: ACT/ Hormel’s Pigs: Slammed, Cut, Spray-painted

Friday, September 19th, 2008

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From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
Date: Thu, Sep 18, 2008 at 8:20 PM
Subject: ACT/ Hormel’s Pigs: Slammed, Cut, Spray-painted

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Dear Kinship Circle Primary,

In case you missed our first note… We apologize again for the lack of advocacy alerts during hurricane season. After returning from New Orleans to assist with animal evacuations in Hurricane Gustav, Kinship Circle Animal Disaster Aid Network continues to manage volunteers for MuttShack Animal Rescue, to aid animals affected in Hurricane Ike. Thank you for your patience. Kinship Circle

9/17/08: Hormel’s Pigs: Slammed, Cut, Spray-painted

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Kinship Circle - 2008-09-18 - Hormel's Pigs - Slammed, Cut, Spray-painted 01

A sow with an open sore on her nose from an apparent beating with a metal gate rod.

Kinship Circle - 2008-09-18 - Hormel's Pigs - Slammed, Cut, Spray-painted 02

An employee sprayed paint — for over 30 seconds — into the nostrils of a nursing sow.

http://www.peta.org/actioncenter/iowa_pigfarm_gallery.asp

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