Stop Torturing Pigs to Death

Target: Jeffrey M. Ettinger, CEO of Hormel

Goal: Demand that Hormel stop giving its business to an inhumane slaughterhouse.

The Quality Pork Processors (QPP) plant is under fire after video footage was released showing its inhumane treatment of pigs. Pigs are allegedly being tortured and beaten by plant workers before they are even sent to slaughter. Urge Hormel, one of the largest suppliers of processed meats, to stop purchasing from this cruel slaughterhouse.

Recent behind the scenes footage of the QPP plant in Austin, Minnesota has revealed some disturbing behavior by the employees. In one scene, an employee drags a pig across the floor with a metal hook. Another cuts a pig’s throat without proper anesthesia and beats it prior to slaughter. A pig appears to be alive and squirms as it is hung upside down from a hook and carried to the production line. In addition, the pigs are covered in feces and pus-filled sores calling to question the safety of the meat. QPP is a high-speed slaughterhouse. This means that the plant is required to turn out a large amount of meat in a short time. Apparently, this leaves no time for humane treatment or quality control.

Hormel is one of the leading suppliers of processed meats. If Hormel were to stop purchasing its products from the QPP plant then that would set an example for other companies. Join us in urging Hormel to terminate its business with QPP and support the ethical treatment of animals by signing the petition below.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Ettinger,

At a slaughterhouse in Minnesota, pigs are abused and tortured prior to slaughter. They are reportedly beaten, dragged, and killed without the use of anesthesia. We urge you to consider terminating your contract with the QPP Austin plant and supporting ethical treatment of animals.

Recent film footage from the slaughterhouse reveals the horrific acts of the employees as they prepare the pigs for slaughter. When a pig is unable to walk, it is shown being pierced with a metal hook and dragged across the floor. Other pigs are seen being beaten and sent to production alive. These employees appear to have no problem putting the pigs through unnecessary pain and suffering prior to their death. In addition, the conditions are unsanitary. The pigs are covered in feces and pus-filled abscesses, which questions the safety of the resulting meat.

We urge you to reconsider your relationship with the QP Austin plant. Terminating your contract would send a message that this kind of horrific animal abuse will not be tolerated.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Compassion Over Killing


53 Comments

  1. I don’t eat meat. That’s why I’m boycotting all slaughterhouses. In my opinion; slaughtering animals for meat is not good.
    That’s why I’ll only eat vegetables in my vegetarian diet.

  2. Kate Gregory says:

    horrific

  3. barbara howarth says:

    Everyone should be boycotting these slaughterhouses, it kind of makes you think what you are eating on your plate. These animals are going to die anyway but to do what these happy killers do is unacceptable and has to be stopped. They are alive and breathing and I wonder would these workers like to be dragged and abused . I would love to abuse them for what they are doing. What kind of family life do these unhappy people have to do this by day and go home at night. These people are not human, these people enjoy abusing helpless animals. They all should go to jail and get fired. I am tired of seeing this sick inhumaine act on poor animals.

  4. barbara howarth says:

    I thnk I said my peace, just looking at the picture of the poor pig full of blood on the floor lying there I cannot go any further to see the abuse because I feel for them. Everyone should do something about this, let`s go people….

    • No slaughter-house is a good place for any animal – cow, pig, sheep, turkey, chicken, duck, goose. There is no humane slaughter, even where there is ‘good’ practice. These are sentient beings, able to feel emotions, fear, loss. They know what is happening from when they are tightly packed into trucks.
      Animals should not be treated as a commodity. What we can do is stop eating them. We don’t need meat or dairy to be healthy, and now we are told that there is a higher risk of cancer with these products.

    • Benjamin Borda says:

      THIS INHUMAN ACTS FROM CRIMINALS AND OR TOTALLY INSANE WORKERS MUST BE KNOWN BY ALL THE PEOPLE. THOSE POOR ANIMALS DOES NOT HAVE WHO SHOW THIS CRUELITY WAY TO GET MEAT FOOD FOR THE PEOPLE.
      BESIDES THE GOD JUSTICE IN THE EAARTH WE CAN SHOW HOW WORST WORKERS ACCEPT TO DO THIS KIND OF JOB AND NOT HAVE ANY FEELING WHAT THEY ARE DOING.WHY THE IMPORTANT NEWSPAPER LIKE TIME WASHINGTON POST OR MANY OTHER DO ONE CAMPAINGN LETING ALL THE CITIZEN KNOW THIS DELINQUENT DO UNLESDS THE BIG COMPANIES DENAY TO SHOW THIS HORRIBLE WAY TO MAKE MONEY. GOD TKAE MERCY FOR ALL OF THEM BUT NOT WE.

  5. Or u could fucking get rid of the actual ppl performing these jobs. Butcher them and create a new kind of spam. Make pet treats out of inhumane humans that i do not consider human.

  6. Stephanie Holguin says:

    I ve said it a thousand times, humans are destroying the planet, and all animals on it. We should be destroyed, and GOD should start over. Man is Evil and ignorant.

    • A vegan diet is a compassionate diet. It will help the planet too. Animal farming is one of the biggest contributors to greenhouse gases, deforestation and a future water crisis. Billions of farmed animals are killed each week to feed the world’s human population, and yet we still have starving people in the world. More crops are grown to feed animals, than to feed humans. This situation can be changed with us ? go vegan!

      • Cat Jefferson says:

        I would need to be taught how to do it. I am not a complete vegetarian, but I eat very little meat. Giving up cheese would be the most difficult for me.

        • If more people stopped buying dairy products like cheese, you can bet your booty the marketplace would soon be filled with even MORE vegan cheeses.

          They’re already getting better every day, and there are also vegan chefs'(like The Gentle Chef: http://www.thegentlechef.com/NDECindex.php ) cookbooks dedicated to making your own vegan cheeses at home – so good, people think they’re “regular” dairy cheeses!

    • Benjamin Borda says:

      IN SHORT WORDSS YOU SAAY ONE BIG AND IMPORTANT TRUE THIS KIND OF INSANE HUMANS WHO ARE DESTRYING OUR UNIQUE WORLD MUST BE DESAAPEAR ASAP. IN THE SAME WAY THEY DO TO THE PIGS. BECAUSE IN THAT WAY ALL OF THEM WILL LEARN HOW THE ANIMALS FEEL THIS LIFE. BEGINNING WITH THE OWNER OF THE BUSINESS FARMS UNTIL THE LAST OF THE PIG TORTURE & KILLERS.

  7. I had been signing for long time everything that helps animals of 4 paws(we are also animals but the worse kind on earth) and environment. I put candles for them not for humans because the great majority of them should be tortured and killed, just read this petitions. How can someone abuse, tortura an animal that is not doing nothing bad and even if a dog bites is not case to kill him, is the case as the human consider themselves a superior species (not me spciesism is just the most egocentric, selfish act), these humans should understand why that happened, and not expect the dog to understand them. But there is always this contradiciton that this shit humans think they are superior but demand from all the others to understand them, not the opposite, which shows how inferior they are. I just wish i could torture to death most of this humans, it would be a good cleaning in the world believe me. No one needs this kind of human shit.

  8. I am assuming there is no regulations to stop this mistreatment and that’s why there is this petition? It is hard believe that there is no regulation to prohibit this behavior, even though I am sure it won’t surprise me if there is little to no regulation at all.

  9. Worthless human shit that should be culled. There are too many human animals littering this planet that do not deserve to live and those bastards who work in a slaughterhouse and abuse innocent animals like this should be tortured and killed. I hate human garbage like that and have no problem with their being killed. Non human animals lives are worth more as far as I am concerned. Thank goodness I don’t consume dead animals. Leave that for the rest of the ignorant human masses that can’t figure out there are plenty of better foods than tortured animals.

  10. Lisbeth Alvarado Sanchez says:

    Have some compassion!!! No animal deserves to be treated in this barbaric and horrible way. Pigs are sentient intelligent creatures they deserve to be protected and respected. It is sickening that they have to be killed for food and on top of that they are tortured. This is totally appalling.

  11. can bear to watch. what an evil world we live in!!!

  12. Melissa Bender says:

    No living creature should be inhumanely treated. All living species deserve compassionate care and intellectual consideration.

    I am continously disgusted by such evil acts and I am pleased that I do not purchase any Hormel products. I make it a point, no matter how tedious, to consume products that are American Humane Society approved.

  13. Marie Lindsay-Redhead says:

    Sack these monsters and put them in prison to make a statement that this sort of behaviour cannot be tolerated!

  14. I think losers who can’t get a job anywhere go there to take out all the frustrations they have on innocent animals .I assume if they have children or wives they are treated badly as well

  15. Cat Jefferson says:

    I am surprised more people don’t fall down dead after eating the meat that been processed in these plants. It’s disgusting, unclean and unsafe, and that’s not even mentioning what horrific things the poor animals endure!

  16. Marisa Bastin says:

    All these derelict companys only hire sociopaths to do this soulless job. Who in their right minds otherwise would performs such disgusting acts? These companies and their demon workers need to be exposed more for the blight they are on this planet. These workers should all be lined up and shot or better yet receive the same treatment that they so callously hand out. Bastards.

  17. There is no end to what kind of cruelty some people are capable to do against innocent animals…as their lives are endured as life long prisoners in order to end up in plastic cover in the stores.
    These revealings should be send all over the TV stations…so no one would ever think of bying this stuff. John Coezee, nobel prize i literature from South Africa said: Eating meat is cannibalism.
    When shall mankind be so developed to face their truth?

  18. Alexandre Engelen says:

    Animal abuse in slaughterhouses = Life imprisonment (Justice must finally wake up: Life is a form of respect)

  19. Wendy Morrison says:

    Animals including PIGS should never be tortured to death! I swear that I will not be buying HORMEL b products or be eating any of their products either!

  20. EVIL, FILTHY, ROTTEN, DEPRAVED, FUCKING SCUM!!!!!!!!
    THIS ALL THEY ARE, ALL THEY EVER WILL BE!!!!!!!
    WHY CAN’T THIS SHIT DIE AT BIRTH!!!!!!!!
    YOU WILL ALL SUFFER IN HELL FOR ETERNITY, I WISH FOR THIS EVERY SINGLE DAY. & I’M NOT RELIGIOUS!!!!!!!!
    UR ALL MONSTERS!!!!!!!!!

    *R.I.P* ALL THE **BEAUTIFUL ANIMALS** THAT HAVE BEEN SO ABUSED, TORTURED & MURDERED AT THE HANDS OF DESPICABLE, EVIL TRASH THAT HAS RUINED OUR WORLD XXXOOO

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