Animal rights group, Mercy for Animals is claiming employees at Pipestone Systems Hog farm in Pipestone Minnesota are abusing animals. The company says it was an isolated case. Mercy for Animal’s Executive Director Nathan Runkel says one of their members took an undercover video at Pipestone farms.
Runkel claims there were also incidents of pigs having their tails docked and some smaller pigs being slammed to the ground. He says they’ve taken their complaints to a Minnesota court judge which has led to a further investigation.
Runkel is hoping this investigation will lead to correction of any abuses and that pork facilities will discontinue the use of gestation crates.