Mercy for Animals released another video depicting animal abuse, this time at Christensen Farms & Feedlots, Inc., which the organization said is a Wal-Mart pork supplier.
The video was recorded at a Christensen Farms facility in Hanska, Minn., and is narrated by former The Price is Right host, Bob Barker.
It depicts pregnant sows in confinement crates, and piglets being handled improperly.
The Center for Food Integrity convened a panel of animal welfare experts to analyze the video.
The panel found that most of what was shown does not indicate animal abuse or neglect, although some conditions and practices depicted in the video could be improved.
“Overall, these animals were well taken care of.
There were no signs of animal cruelty, abuse or neglect," a panel member said.
"The sows were clean, free of lesions, calm and in good condition.”
Based in Sleepy Eye, Minn., Christensen Farms is one of the largest pork producers in the US, according to the company. In response to the video, Christensen Farms released a statement via the company’s website.
"We are committed to taking proper care of our animals. Over the years we have continually challenged ourselves to improve our operational practices involving the humane and ethical treatment of animals.
We have reviewed the video and have noted no exceptions to our company procedures or industry standards.
If we do find employee misconduct or abuse we will take immediate action," the statement conclu
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