Joe Wiles, owner of Wiles Farm in Wayne County, OH, saw no problem with the hog abuse that occurred on his factory farm.
According to the Humane Farming Association (HFA), his standard operating procedures included “starvation of sick and injured pigs, forcing pigs to live in their own waste, severe overcrowding and cannibalism, beatings, inhumane transport, and the hanging and slow death by asphyxiation of struggling and fully conscious pigs.”
Emmy-nominated filmmakers Tom Simon and Sarah Teale follow HFA’s undercover investigation of the Wiles Farm and the court case that followed. An investigator, working as a farmhand, wore a hidden camera that captured gruesome footage of the farm’s abuses. A synopsis of the film is available here.
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