The Humane Society of the United States released undercover video footage revealing cruel treatment of animals and inhumane conditions at a Wyoming pig breeding facility owned by a supplier to Tyson Foods.
Tyson now admits that it purchases pigs from the facility HSUS investigated and that Tyson will at least temporarily suspend purchases from them. However, Tyson needs to do more: It must stop allowing its suppliers to confine pigs in tiny metal “gestation crates” where they cannot even turn around for nearly their whole lives -- a standard pork industry practice.
The investigation revealed workers kicking piglets like soccer balls, swinging sick piglets in circles, and ruthlessly beating mother pigs. Along with individual acts of animal abuse, this investigation also highlights the suffering pigs endure when locked in gestation crates.
Burger King, McDonald's, Wendy's, Safeway, Compass Group (the world's largest food service provider), and other major food companies have announced that they'll remove gestation crates from their supply chains. As several leading pork producers are actively moving in that direction, Tyson lags far behind and still defends this extreme confinement. We need your help to move the company to do the right thing.