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Mercy For Animals Hired Person To Go Undercover At Hog Farm

Mercy For Animals Hired Person To Go Undercover At Hog Farm

Officials with Mercy for Animals admit that they hired Jessica Marie Buck to pull off an undercover investigation of alleged animal abuse at a Pipestone Systems swine unit.  Matt Rice is Director of Investigations.  He says it’s a common practice for the organization and is a means to videotape misconduct.

Officials with Pipestone Systems say Buck lied when she signed a pledge committing to report concerns of animal abuse and also violated the farm animal welfare policies by participating in the practices to obtain undercover footage.  Rice disputes the allegation.

Rice says the investigation was a means to expose animal mistreatment and punish violators.  He says their overarching agenda is to get modern livestock production practices banned and stricter laws in place for those that mistreat farm animals.

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