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Press Room & Media Headlines


Coverage of COK’s legal complaint filed against QPP (Dec 2016):

  • Courthouse News Service: Animal Lovers Decry ‘Sadistic’ Treatment of Pigs
  • Consumer Affairs: Lawsuit charges Minnesota slaughterhouse abuses pigs
  • City Pages: Quality Pork Processors sued for cruelty after officials fail to act
  • Care2: Animal Advocates Take Action on Slaughterhouse Cruelty When USDA Won’t

Investigation coverage:

  • WaPo-title-imageWashington Post: “That one was definitely alive”: An undercover video at one of the nation’s biggest pork processors
  • Wall Street Journal: “Animal-Rights Group Says Video Shows Abused Pigs at Hormel Supplier”
  • Minneapolis Star-Tribune: “USDA investigating Hormel supplier’s treatment of pigs after video surfaces”
  • Associated Press: “Undercover video shows ‘extreme suffering’ at Hormel supplier”
  • Reuters: “USDA probes animal abuse video at Hormel pork supplier QPP”
  • UPI: “USDA investigates undercover animal abuse video at Hormel slaughterhouse”
  • The Daily Mail (UK): “That one was definitely alive’: Horrific undercover factory video shows pigs shaking in pain as they are killed in Minnesota slaughterhouse after being beaten”
  • HuffPo-homepage-Nov12-2015ABC 6 News: Animal rights nonprofit pushing USDA to investigate Austin processing plant”
  • Minnesota Public Radio: “Group unveils undercover video from Minnesota slaughterhouse”
  • Huffington Post: “Undercover Video Appears To Show Pigs Conscious, Shaking In Pain As They Face Slaughterhouse Death”
  • Mother Jones: “There’s a Horrifying Pork Factory Video Going Around. The Story Behind It Is Even Worse.”
  • RT News: “Undercover video shows pig maltreatment at major US pork supplier plant”
  • ABC 6 News: “QPP, Hormel Foods Respond to Undercover Slaughter Video”
  • ABC6Times Gazette: “Pigs ill treated at Minnesota slaughter house – undercover video exposes abuse at Hormel supplier”
  • StarMine News: “Hormel Foods Supplier Under Fire on on Animal Rights, Sanitation Violations”
  • Meatingplace: “Latest undercover plant video spotlights Hormel pork supplier”
  • Minneapolis City Pages: “Disgusting Hormel slaughterhouse footage could turn you off bacon”
  • Tech Times: “Tortured Bacon is Not Good: USDA investigates animal abuse video at Hormel Pork Supplier QPP”
  • HuffPoLive-ReutersTimes Gazette: “Pigs ill treated at Minnesota slaughter house – undercover video exposes abuse at Hormel supplier”
  • Epoch Times: “Undercover video after months of work at huge pork processor sparks government investigation”
  • Minneapolis Business Journal: “Hormel supplier gets scrutiny over undercover video in pork plant
  • Inquistr: “USDA faces widespread criticism after horrifying undercover video of Hormel pork processing plant surfaces online”
  • Sud Press (Belgium): “Des images choquantes filmées dans un abattoir où les cochons sont battus et traînés conscients avec des crochets”
  • NY Daily News:  “Shocking video shows pigs shaking in fear, being beaten at Minn. slaughterhouse”
  • Christian Science Monitor: “Video reveals ‘completely unacceptable’ treatment of pigs by Hormel supplier”hormel-japanese
  • The Daily Star (UK): “WATCH: Horrifying moment slaughterhouse workers brutally abuse innocent pigs”
  • DS De Standaard (Belgium): “Afschuwelijke beelden tonen dierenmishandeling in Amerikaanse varkensslachterij”
  • Mundo a o Minuto (Portugal): “Vídeo revela abusos e condições grotescas em matadouro americano”
  • Mic.com: “Undercover Slaughterhouse Footage Shows Horrific Animal Abuse”
  • Austin Daily Herald: “Animal rights investigator says issues stem from push for speed”
  • Al Jazeera Video: “Undercover Video Reveals Horrifying Animal Abuse”
  • NowThis News: “Horrifying video of extreme animal abuse was taken at a major pork distributor”
  • The Young Turks Network: “Disgusting Leaked Footage Of Pig Farm”
  • India.com: “Shocking! Pigs tortured at slaughterhouse”
  • Food Safety News: “Retired USDA Inspectors share concern about HIMP project”
  • Tabo-Labo.com: “【閲覧注意】 隠し撮りで明らかになった、豚肉処理現場のリアル”