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JBS USA Suspends Shipments from Kentucky Farm After Video | KTIC Radio

JBS USA Suspends Shipments from Kentucky Farm After Video

JBS USA Suspends Shipments from Kentucky Farm After Video
Kansas State University researchers are reporting another breakthrough in their work to formulate lower-cost pig diets, a finding they say will help to keep the pork industry profitable and competitive in foreign markets. (Chris via Flickr)

DENVER (AP) — JBS USA, the U.S. branch of the world’s largest meat producer, says it has suspended shipments from a pig farm where workers were shown hitting, kicking and throwing pigs on undercover video.

The Colorado-based company said it made the decision based on an initial review of the Mercy for Animals video at a Tosh Farms site in Simpson County, Kentucky, and will investigate the allegations.

The video also shows sows being held in individual metal pens, a controversial but common practice.

Tennessee-based Tosh Farms says several actions shown in the video violate its policy, and it will re-train its staff immediately. It says a veterinarian found no problems at the site Tuesday.

Mercy for Animals wants JBS to require changes in how animals are raised by its suppliers.

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