New Lawsuit Challenges Hormel’s “Natural” Claims as Misleading

Late last year, COK’s gut-wrenching undercover video inside a Hormel Foods pig slaughterhouse went viral. The footage not only exposed extreme cruelty, but it also called into question the efficacy of the USDA’s high-speed slaughter pilot program, known as HIMP. This shocking story continues to garner attention — including a temporary USDA shutdown of the facility and a powerful letter …

USDA Shut Down MN Pig Slaughterhouse for Humane Violation

Last night, Minnesota’s Austin Daily Herald reported that the USDA temporarily shut down Quality Pork Processors (QPP) for humane handling violations. Based in Austin, MN, QPP is an exclusive Hormel supplier that was the center of a gut-wrenching COK exposé released this past fall. It operates under a controversial USDA-approved pilot program known as HIMP, which allows for fewer government inspectors on …

New Investigation: Slaughterhouse Horrors for Hens

Behind nearly every  “incredible edible” egg sold in grocery stores today is a hen so intensively confined inside a barren wire battery cage, she can barely even move. With just 67 square inches of floor space on which to live – about the size of an iPad – she can’t even flap her wings, let alone nest, perch, dust bathe, …

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New Investigation Reveals Shocking Cruelty to Pigs

Yesterday, Mercy For Animals released a new undercover video revealing horrific cruelty to pigs at a company that supplies meat to Walmart. Secretly recorded by an investigator working inside a pig breeding factory farm in Pipestone, Minnesota, the footage shows workers punching, kicking, and screaming at animals; slamming fully-conscious baby pigs into the ground headfirst; and slicing off tails of piglets without any painkillers.