Tyson Foods has dropped an Oklahoma pork supplier caught in an undercover hog video showing workers abusing animals.
Their statement released today says: “We’re extremely disappointed by the mistreatment shown in the video and will not tolerate this kind of animal mishandling.
“We are immediately terminating our contract with this farmer and will take possession of the animals remaining on the farm.”
The Tyson statement went on to say: “We’re serious about proper animal handling and expect the farmers who supply us to treat animals with care and to be trained and certified in responsible animal care practices. It’s consistent with our core values ‘to serve as stewards of the animals…entrusted to us.’”
The National Pork Producers Council in a news release issued earlier this week called on Oklahoma authorities to conduct a thorough investigation and to bring criminal charges against workers who abused animals.
The video was shot by Mercy for Animals.
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