Updated: Hello, Smithfield, This is What a Happy Pig and Piglets Look Like

Source: HSUS

Last week the Humane Society of the United States released findings from an undercover investigation that documented the inhumane treatment of female breeding pigs and piglets at a Virginia factory farm owned by a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork producer.

Immediately following the announcement, Smithfield said its investigators are interviewing employees, looking at the video and reviewing policies, procedures and training protocols. It’s also enlisting the help of renowned livestock expert Temple Grandin to review the HSUS footage.

While small operations like Amaltheia Dairy and Crown S Ranch will never approach the size and production of operations like Smithfield Foods, we thought it wouldn’t hurt to see what happy pigs and piglets look like.

Just a reminder…

Piglets and Cat at Amaltheia Dairy

Pig and Piglets at Crown S Ranch

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On Dec. 22, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced several measures that are intended to ensure humane treatment and slaughter of all cattle presented for processing at FSIS-inspected facilities.

It also appears that the FSIS has worked more closely with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) to resolve some of the problems the HSUS has reported.

Read more here.

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