Video raises concern over pigs’ treatment

    An animal rights group has released the results of an investigation into a Harrisburg-area pig farm.

    An animal rights group has released the results of an investigation into a Harrisburg-area pig farm.

    Listen: [audio: 091117tmpig.mp3]

    The covert video shows young pigs being tossed across a barn and other harsh treatment, which, although not illegal, could be disturbing for people to see.

    Eric Haman is communications manager of Country View Family Farms. He says his company’s investigation discovered problems, which were addressed over the summer.

    Haman: When we saw some of these animal handling practices were taking place, we did comprehensive retraining, to ensure that everyone at the farm was following the same high quality standards that we demand. I can tell you that some of the folks that you saw in the video are no longer with the company.

    But the group, Mercy for Animals, says new standards are needed to force more humane treatment every where animals are raised for consumption.

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