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48 Responses to Animal Cruelty At Tyson Foods Supplier

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    madest Male 40-49
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    May 9, 2012 at 2:23 pm
    Link: Animal Cruelty At Tyson Foods Supplier - Guess we`re not supposed to care because they taste good. Bet they taste better when they`re treated humanely. Graphic.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    May 12, 2012 at 12:17 pm
    Ok. Lasted 1:46. I can`t watch this.

    I try to buy meat from chosen suppliers that`re inspected and allow their animals to roam. I`m happy to pay extra. Obviously you can never know everything that happens from farm to slaughterhouse, but this is absolutely vile.
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    softpuppy Female 18-29
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    May 12, 2012 at 12:25 pm
    Funny, I was watching Animal Cops the other day, and the cops were going great lengths to save and rehome a chicken that was neglected in someone`s house. Meanwhile at factory farms..
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    xxamsey Female 18-29
    858 posts
    May 12, 2012 at 12:28 pm
    I agree completely with Buiadh. I stopped eating meat almost ten years ago because I`m a huge animal lover (no I`m not part of PETA, they can go suck it.)
    If I ever were to eat meat again, I would definitely strive to at least buy free range, kosher meat.
    I couldn`t even watch this video, stuff like this makes me so sad. `Ethical omnivorism` it`s called.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 12, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    There are thousands of people in the hog business. I`m sure you can find cruel people in any industry. Health care, teachers, dog owners, dolphin trainers, teachers, day-care, and McDonalds managers .... should we close those industries also because of one or two bad people.

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    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3275 posts
    May 12, 2012 at 12:36 pm
    Clearly these are people who hate animals, and should be reported for their abuses. I wonder if Tyson will respond to this.
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3275 posts
    May 12, 2012 at 12:38 pm
    "Tyson Foods spokesman Worth Sparkman emailed a statement to HuffPost, saying the company was "appalled" by the video and denying any connection between the Wyoming farm and the pork processed by Tyson. "Tyson Foods does not buy any of the hogs raised on this farm for our pork processing plants. We do have a small, but separate hog buying business that buys aged sows; however, these animals are subsequently sold to other companies and are not used in Tyson’s pork processing business," the statement said."

    Source
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    May 12, 2012 at 12:38 pm
    OOPS! Missed the next paragraph.

    "Sparkman clarified in a follow-up email: "A company that we own has purchased hogs from the farm. We will not purchase from this farm until we`ve had a chance to investigate.""
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    paperduck Male 18-29
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    May 12, 2012 at 12:39 pm
    Nothing new, don`t buy meat from massive corporate farms! Shop at small and local farms, do a search... they are around.

    I get my chicken, beef and eggs from local, organic fed, free roaming farms. Costs a little more, but worth it.
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    EgalM Male 30-39
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    May 12, 2012 at 12:46 pm
    Yep, non-nice individuals work everywhere. My cousins worked on a pig farm, it was no where that cramped of conditions, and they weren`t pricks, so they were treated decent. The issue is with management not punishing their workers for this crap.
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    faaaaq Male 18-29
    688 posts
    May 12, 2012 at 1:02 pm
    i always get a kick out of the "cost a little more, but its worth it" folks. no, it costs a LOT more. most people cant afford to live on "oganic," "free range," "blahblahblahhorsepoo" products. seriously, who cares how they are treated? they are FOOD. they are going to be MURDERED so we can EAT THEM. that is their sole reason to exist. why dont you put your angst to good use and use it to better the human race, not bitch about some pigs/cows/chickens/whatever getting mistreated.
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    Solvent Male 18-29
    2842 posts
    May 12, 2012 at 1:19 pm
    Animals are food and food gets eaten. Who gives a drat how they`re treated if they`re going to die anyway?
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    SnoopyBG Male 18-29
    653 posts
    May 12, 2012 at 1:20 pm
    Stay classy IAB!
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    May 12, 2012 at 1:36 pm
    @faaaaq - Not bothered how much it costs. I can afford it. Happy to take the moral highground by paying it too.

    I`m not going to rise to your troll post though.
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
    1803 posts
    May 12, 2012 at 1:36 pm
    "Animals are food and food gets eaten. Who gives a drat how they`re treated if they`re going to die anyway?"

    YOU`RE going to die anyway so does the same logic apply? Karma`s a bitch. There`s no reason to be cruel to an animal to feed our already bulging bellies.
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    leesah Female 18-29
    1566 posts
    May 12, 2012 at 1:48 pm
    "YOU`RE going to die anyway so does the same logic apply?"

    No, because I`m at the top of the food chain, I have the weapons, I`m the threat. Livestock exists to feed me. As long as nobody is poisoning my beef or creating other inedible scenarios, I don`t care how they treat the cow.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    May 12, 2012 at 1:51 pm
    I lived out near the country, most of my life. Never seen cows, pigs, sheep, goats or any other place that treats animals like this. There is plenty of land out here, cows graze freely, pigs walk around outdoors, even the chickens get out for fresh air.

    So it saddens me to see animals treated like this, because it doesn`t have to be that way, kindness and proper care doesn`t cost any more.
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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
    3727 posts
    May 12, 2012 at 2:01 pm
    Don`t eat meat. It`s not really hard and much healthier.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    May 12, 2012 at 2:20 pm
    lostinkorea: If it`s so damn more healthier why is it most every vegan I`ve seen looks like a starving Ethiopian ?

    Eating a bacon double cheeseburger will not kill you, pull the stick out of your ass and live a little instead of torturing yourself.

    You know you want those bacon bits on your salad, indulge once in awhile.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36219 posts
    May 12, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Quick! Someone put those poor, poor piggies out of their mysery!

    Pork chops anyone?
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    softpuppy Female 18-29
    323 posts
    May 12, 2012 at 2:27 pm
    @comments

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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
    3727 posts
    May 12, 2012 at 2:48 pm
    CrakrJak Male, 40-49, Midwest US
    11773 Posts Saturday, May 12, 2012 2:20:55 PM
    lostinkorea: If it`s so damn more healthier why is it most every vegan I`ve seen looks like a starving Ethiopian ?

    Eating a bacon double cheeseburger will not kill you, pull the stick out of your ass and live a little instead of torturing yourself.

    You know you want those bacon bits on your salad, indulge once in awhile.
    ___

    I don`t know what vegans and vegetarians you know. I have seen some skinny and some big ones (well over 200lbs). I am not super skinny either. I`m in my healthy weight range. Also, it`s not torture to not eat meat. My life doesn`t revolve around food. Also, I used to eat meat for about the first 20 or so years of my life. I really don`t miss it at all. I am much healthier now since not eating meat and most dairy. To each its own though...

    And I just checked my a$$ and fortunately, I didn`t find a stick but thanks for looking out.
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
    3446 posts
    May 12, 2012 at 3:00 pm
    As a vegan of a couple years, I`ve built up a lot of friendships with other vegans. I don`t know any who are "emaciated." I could just as easily generalize and say that all the meat eaters I know are obese.
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    talon0325 Male 40-49
    382 posts
    May 12, 2012 at 3:31 pm
    Yup , just your assbackwards rednecks runnini` the farm. Some of them even have the IQ of a pig. Tysons should be banned and so should these farmers. Anyone have an address so I can go and cattle prod these non-nice individuals.
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    kittilia Female 18-29
    500 posts
    May 12, 2012 at 3:43 pm
    Although I haven`t kept stats on this sort of thing, a lot of the vegetarians I know are very healthy. I don`t actually know any that are insanely stick-thin either. I`m probably the fattest one. I don`t miss meat but there are days when a hamburger smells delicious. It`s just a choice not to eat it. (If only sugar were as easy XD) but we`re super off-topic. This is about animal abuse. And those pigs are in decrepit conditions and something should be done about it. I would suggest boycott? It has a chance of being effective.
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    May 12, 2012 at 3:57 pm
    God damn it! I guess I have to stop buying Tyson products now, too! IS THERE NO DECENT MEAT-PRODUCING COMPANIES???? Other than that place in Japan that makes meat from human poo. That poo doesn`t count.
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    May 12, 2012 at 3:59 pm
    "It`s just a choice not to eat it. (If only sugar were as easy XD) but we`re super off-topic. This is about animal abuse."

    Completely on topic i`d say. If fewer people eat meat, then fewer animals are bought from farmers thus fewer animals are bred and thus fewer animals suffer. I fuc*ing love meat, but god damn why can`t it come without this bullpoo??
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
    3446 posts
    May 12, 2012 at 4:57 pm
    The reason this stuff happens is pretty simple. Say your job relies heavily computer or some other type of machinery. When it malfunctions, you get upset because it`s slowing you down or stressing you out. Factory farming essentially creates an environment in which the workers view the animals as machines.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    May 12, 2012 at 5:19 pm
    Horrible. I had to stop watching after 1:30. I may watch the rest of it later, not sure.
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
    3446 posts
    May 12, 2012 at 5:25 pm
    Maybe you should take a job at one of these places, Leesah.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    May 12, 2012 at 6:05 pm
    @Leesah: I find it hard to believe you`re truly indifferent to the torture of animals, even livestock. Sure you`re not exaggerating a tad just to make a point? I hope so.
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    MountainBord Female 18-29
    1894 posts
    May 12, 2012 at 6:46 pm
    wow leesah i hope you get mawed by rabid pigs that eat your face off piece by piece... your a terrible human being.
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    han5nah Female 13-17
    735 posts
    May 12, 2012 at 6:51 pm
    Here, have some on-topic palate cleansers.
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    evam-9 Female 18-29
    241 posts
    May 12, 2012 at 6:51 pm
    I just read the comments and I don`t want to see the video, my heart is already aching. I hate animal cruelty. People who are cruel to animals can be cruel to humans too.
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    Dead-Kittens Male 30-39
    1038 posts
    May 12, 2012 at 7:39 pm
    I am not passive-aggressive like most activist groups but aggressive-aggressive when it comes to undue violence and mistreatment of anything with feelings. All the talk about being `at the top of the food chain` and `they are just food` remember that when some random stranger punches you square in the face for being an idiot. Your not at the top of poo.
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
    3446 posts
    May 12, 2012 at 7:53 pm
    The top of the food chain idea is absurd. Humans have used civilization to remove themselves from the food chain. If you raise animals for slaughter, you`re not participating in the food chain.
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    tsheriff Male 18-29
    256 posts
    May 12, 2012 at 8:25 pm
    never had tyson pork didnt even know they sold it (chicken is good though)
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14544 posts
    May 12, 2012 at 10:24 pm
    This is a farm where the management`s culture has gotten twisted. It deserves to be put out of business by its produce buyers. The individual workers also deserve prosecution.

    That said, while I am prepared to pay a premium for humanely/ traditionally/ ethically raised I recognise that the meat trade will never be pretty and acknowledge that as I tuck into my bacon double cheeseburger.
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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
    2385 posts
    May 12, 2012 at 10:33 pm
    thats just drating mean on purpose *shame*
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    May 13, 2012 at 1:07 am
    @FoolsPrussia & Mountainbord et al - She`s trolling. She`s one of the biggest trolls on this site, says stuff to get a shock from people.

    Ignore and it goes away.
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    May 13, 2012 at 3:30 am
    That was upsettting. The hell...
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    CynicalGamer Male 40-49
    450 posts
    May 13, 2012 at 5:54 am
    Ok that vid was so far over the line I wanted to call bullpoo. Then I realized I just hoped it was bullpoo because it was so far over the line.
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    lawndartsftw Male 40-49
    1811 posts
    May 13, 2012 at 7:14 am
    I grew up on a farm, and we raised pigs (old-style, large outdoor pen, etc). Pigs are the most intelligent and playful farm animal/pet, and can be the tamest. The treatment meted out to these animals in this video was disturbing, wrong, upsetting,etc, but given my farm childhood (which was great), just saddening.....
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    mishaminion Female 18-29
    14 posts
    May 13, 2012 at 11:38 am
    I`m very rarely shocked by things. But even I found that incredibly disturbing. Who the hell does that for petes sake?!
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    NNoamfer Male 18-29
    1216 posts
    May 13, 2012 at 2:05 pm
    I will never stop eating meat; The rather sort death animals receive after the hunt is regular, and death is natural.

    But regardless, I would never agree to eat meat that as been treated like that, especially not infected diseased meat like the one of the pig at the end.
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    Metalcraze Male 18-29
    101 posts
    May 14, 2012 at 12:50 pm
    It`s a pig who cares how it dies?
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    xoxnameless Female 18-29
    208 posts
    May 14, 2012 at 3:58 pm
    I haven`t eaten meat since I was 12 years old. Anyone who thinks what they are buying at the grocery store is from a farm is an idiot. Animals are massively overproduced, why would they give a $h!+ about something they are going to kill anyway? Something like 80% of the world`s grain production goes to feeding animals for slaughter. The whole thing is ridiculous. (Oh, and no one gives two flying effs that you think this is sad when you still enjoy bacon. Get over yourself).
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    LastJuggalo Female 18-29
    212 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 1:24 pm
    Look! PETA paid a crackhead to star in their indie film. So progressive!

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