Animal-rights organization Mercy For Animals (MFA) released this week new undercover video it recorded at Tosh Farms, a pork supplier for JBS—the world’s largest meat company—exposing malicious and systemic abuse of mother pigs and piglets. Footage gathered at the Kentucky-based facility revealed workers kicking, punching, and striking animals in their faces, mother pigs confined for nearly their entire lives to metal cages—otherwise known as gestation crates—so small the animals cannot turn around or lie down comfortably, and workers ripping out the testicles of piglets without any pain relief and smashing their heads against the ground to kill them. MFA is now calling on JBS to end the worst forms of factory-farm cruelty throughout all of its global pork supply chains, including eliminating painful mutilations of animals and prohibiting its suppliers from using gestation crates. “From the day pigs are born until the day they are violently killed for JBS pork, their lives are filled with misery and deprivation,” MFA President Matt Rice said. “If JBS executives abused even one dog or cat the way their suppliers abuse millions of pigs, they would be jailed for cruelty to animals. As the largest meat company in the world, JBS has the power and responsibility to end this torture.”
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