Stop Rampant Abuse at Pig Farm

Gestcrate01

Target: Ron Ketchem, Owner, Professional Swine Management

Goal: End the beatings and abuse of pigs.

Multiple workers at Eagle Point Farms, managed by Professional Swine Management in Illinois, have sent complaints to the Illinois Bureau of Animal Health and Welfare (IBAW). After a guided tour of the facilities, an inspector stated that they saw no signs of pig abuse. An investigation by the Chicago Tribune has found that IBAW regularly dismisses worker complaints of this sort and has not found any animal welfare infractions in the state in the past five years. This is due, in part at least, to the complete lack of inspectors on payroll at IBAW; the organization has six for the whole state.

State of Illinois legislation is also partially to blame. Illinois law makes it a potential felony to record people without their knowledge and so, no undercover efforts have been mounted to prove these claims. Still, the Chicago Tribune has managed to piece together a rather disturbing image of the kinds of abuse that occur at Eagle Point and other large-scale pig farms in Illinois. Through court records, workers’ compensation claims and animal abuse reports, the Tribune found that pigs were regularly beaten with rods and stabbed with pens or pliers to move them from stall to stall. This abuse must be stopped.

PETITION LETTER

Dear Fred Kuhr,

Multiple workers at Eagle Point Farms, managed by your company, Professional Swine Management, have filed animal abuse complaints, having witnessed the torture of pigs. The Illinois Bureau of Animal Health and Welfare has come up with nothing in their investigations, while the Chicago Tribune, on the other hand, has found a history of animal abuse at the farm.

Multiple whistleblowers who have worked at Eagle Point Farms have been fired for reasons supposedly unrelated to these actions. They allege that pigs have been beaten, stabbed and whipped. We urge you to seriously investigate this matter and immediately fire those responsible for these abuses. It is criminal the way these animals have been treated and we demand that you work to stop this brutal abuse.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Farm Sanctuary

Sign the Petition

  • Only your name will be displayed. You can edit your auto-fill information here. By signing, you accept our terms and may receive updates on this and related causes.
FacebookCare2 NewsTwitterEmailShare

4 Comments

  1. THIS BARBARIC ACT OF CRUELTY MUST BE BANNED….WHY IS THIS ALLOWED, WHAT SORT OF MORON WOULD INCARCERATE A LIVING ANIMAL IN SUCH A HEINOUS WAY… ONE THAT DOES IT JUST FOR GAIN, I WISH EVERYTHING BAD FOR THE LOW LIFE SCUM THAT DO THIS,ALONG WITH THOSE IN AUTHORITY WHO LACK A SPINE TO STAND UP AND BE COUNTED AND BAN THIS EVIL PRACTICE. THIS IS WICKED CRUELTY THEY ARE LIVING FEELING ANIMALS, AND THEY DESERVE TO BE INCLUDED IN THE FIVE FREEDOMS THE R.S.P,C. HAVE INCLUDED FOR NOT JUST DOMESTIC ANIMALS BUT ALL ANIMALS THIS IS EXTREMELY UPSETTING AND SHOULD BE STOPPED AND BANNED ONCE AND FOR ALL.

  2. SI PUO’ VIVERE BENISSIMO MANGIANDO CIBO VEGETALE…
    BASTA ALLEVAMENTI
    BASTA TORTURA E VIOLENZA SU ESSERI SENZIENTI INDIFESI E INNOCENTI
    CHE L’UMANITA’ SI EVOLVA

  3. Large scale operations always will result in abuse. Be it pigs, prisoners, refugees or even children. How can inspectors find no abuse at all? Shame on Illinois for having only 6 inspectors and even more so for passing a law that prevents undercover investigation. Mr. Kuhr if your establishments are cruelty free why do you not put up cameras yourself to prove so?

  4. put cameras in this place to catch these bad workers now.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

Facebook Comments

comments

1102 Signatures

  • Lani O'Brien
  • Sergio Padilla
  • Franklin Hynes
  • Maurice Grefe
  • Linda Cast
  • Cynthia Wright Smith
  • Anna Aquino
  • ORPHA DESS WILSON
  • Karina Salazar
  • Heather Smith
1 of 110123...110
Skip to toolbar