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Factory Farm Worker Found Guilty of Animal-Cruelty

Wyoming Premium Farms employee will face a suspended jail sentence and six months probation for kicking and punching farm pigs.

An undercover investigation of a Wyoming factory farm conducted by animal-welfare group The Humane Society of the United States recently resulted in an animal-cruelty conviction. Wyoming Premium Farms employee Jarrod Barney Juarez was filmed kicking piglets, swinging them by their hind legs, and hitting a sow with his fist. Juarez’s conviction resulted in a 30-day suspended jail sentence, six months of probation, along with fines and court fees. “Rarely do abused farm animals receive some semblance of justice, so we’re pleased with the latest criminal conviction in such a serious cruelty case,” says Leana Stormont, counsel for investigations at the HSUS. “We hope the conviction, taken with the guilty pleas entered by others charged in the case, will deter further abuse of animals on industrial factory farms.”

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