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·         PETA asks authorities to investigate alleged pig dragging incident at JBS

… on Thursday called on Marshall County Attorney Jennifer Miller to “investigate and, as appropriate, file criminal charges against a farmer who transported pigs to JBS’s Marshalltown pork processing plant and then allegedly dragged a downed pig off the truck by the leg‚ causing the animal to scream and struggle,” according to a PETA press release…

 

·         Hey, State Fair, ‘I’m ME, Not MEAT!’ Proclaims Pro-Vegan Ad Blitz

PETA's Provocative Bus and Bus Shelter Ads Plead With Des Moines Fairgoers to See Animals as Individuals and Go Vegan

 

 

Call for an investigation

PETA asks authorities to investigate alleged pig dragging incident at JBS

 

Mike Burvee, Times-Republican (IA)

Aug 11, 2017

 

Officials with the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals on Thursday called on Marshall County Attorney Jennifer Miller to “investigate and, as appropriate, file criminal charges against a farmer who transported pigs to JBS’s Marshalltown pork processing plant and then allegedly dragged a downed pig off the truck by the leg‚ causing the animal to scream and struggle,” according to a PETA press release.

 

The press release cited a U.S. Department of Agriculture eyewitness report cited in agency documents as testimonial.

 

“We received PETA’s request and are looking into this matter to determine if criminal charges are appropriate,” said Miller in a email to the Times-Republican.

 

Copies of the press release and USDA documents were also sent to the T-R.

 

The PETA press release continued: “According to the USDA documents, on July 18 an inspector witnessed a farmer grab the leg of a downed pig who was lying on his or her side in a truck and drag the screaming animal down a ramp toward the slaughterhouse. The pig struggled to stand up several times before the farmer pushed the animal back down. PETA notes this conduct may violate the state’s livestock-neglect statute, which prohibits a person from ‘fail[ing] to provide livestock with care consistent with customary animal husbandry practices.’ The National Pork Board deems dragging pigs by a limb unacceptable and recommends that downed pigs be put on a sled or mat or else rendered unconscious before they’re dragged.”

 

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Hey, State Fair, ‘I’m ME, Not MEAT!’ Proclaims Pro-Vegan Ad Blitz

PETA's Provocative Bus and Bus Shelter Ads Plead With Des Moines Fairgoers to See Animals as Individuals and Go Vegan

 

Source: PETA Media Release

August 10, 2017

 

Des Moines, Iowa – Just in time for the Iowa State Fair (today through August 20), PETA is serving up some food for thought in Des Moines, the capital of the country’s top pork-producing state, courtesy of ads on buses and bus shelters promoting the idea that animals are much more than the sum of their parts. The ads, which appear throughout the city, show a pig’s face next to the words “I’m ME, Not MEAT. See the Individual. Go Vegan.”

 

“Just like humans, pigs are made of flesh and blood, feel pain and fear, have unique personalities, and value their own lives,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA’s new ad campaign encourages everyone to empathize with animals by choosing fakin’ bacon and other delicious vegan dishes.”

 

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—notes that in the industrialized meat industry, mother pigs are squeezed into narrow metal stalls barely larger than their bodies and kept almost constantly pregnant or nursing. Pigs’ tails are chopped off, their teeth are cut with pliers, and males are castrated—all without any painkillers. At slaughterhouses, they’re hung upside down and bled to death, often while still conscious.

 

Since 2012, Iowa’s “ag-gag” law has criminalized exposing cruelty to animals in the meat industry. Before that law was passed, a PETA eyewitness exposé of an Iowa Hormel supplier caught workers beating pigs with metal rods, jabbing clothespins into their eyes, and even sexually assaulting a pig with a cane. Local law-enforcement officials used PETA’s video evidence to file 22 charges of neglect and abuse, leading to Iowa’s first convictions for the abuse or neglect of factory-farmed pigs.

 

For more information, please visit PETA.org.

 

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https://www.peta.org/media/news-releases/hey-state-fair-im-not-meat-proclaims-pro-vegan-ad-blitz/