Iowa hog farm contends with animal activists
May 21, 2020 By Ken Anderson Filed Under: Livestock, Livestock, News, Pork
An Iowa pork producer says being forced to euthanize hogs is stressful enough without also having to contend with animal activists.
with Iowa Select Farms says a group of activists gained access to one of their
farms this week.
“Not surprisingly, animal activists are trying to exploit this challenge that hog farmers are faced with, to advance their own agenda. Earlier this week they infiltrated a farm used by our company to euthanize, and proceeded to taunt, harass and videotape our team members,” Sorenson says.
their strategy was to try and embarrass our farmers, to catch them off guard
and catch their reactions on video. It was just an unfortunate situation that
happened to the people at the farm that were already under a tremendous amount
says the activists were very aggressive, returning several times after being
told to leave. She calls it a “sad and disappointing” situation.
Sorenson declined to name the group involved, saying he doesn’t want to give them any publicity.
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