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Pig farm manager fired over abuse

October 24, 2008|TIMES WIRE REPORTS

MowMar Farms said it has fired the manager of a Bayard hog-farming operation where workers were videotaped abusing pigs. Six workers have been charged with animal abuse and neglect.

The announcement followed a decision by the Greene County sheriff to charge the employees, who no longer work for the company, MowMar said. The manager has not been charged, the company said.

A video released a month ago by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals shows workers hitting sows with metal rods, slamming piglets on a concrete floor and bragging about jamming rods into the anuses of sows.

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