Iowa Select Farms responds to undercover video (audio)

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Dr. Howard Hill Dr. Howard Hill of Iowa Select Farms responds to undercover video released by Mercy for Animals on June 29. Agritalk reports reactions to the video, information regarding the undercover informant and more.

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Eloise Seaman    
FL  |  July, 01, 2011 at 12:30 PM

Excellent interview Mike Adams. Good one to share with consumer friends with concerns.

Chris Gaunt    
Grinnell, IA  |  July, 02, 2011 at 03:35 PM

Dr. Hill, While the video may not depict Iowa Select Farms policies, it DOES depict what goes on in your facilities, especially when people think no one is watching. How would you like to be castrated quickly? It would surely heal quickly.

Thom Katt    
Midwest  |  July, 05, 2011 at 10:43 AM

Chris, that video only depicted what an infiltrator was able to capture on film using deciet and deception. It is quite possible that parts of the video were staged or shot at other places. Or it maybe that case that the videographer was encouraging the misconduct in the interest of getting footage useful for advancing a personal agenda. This would not be the first time the Mercy For Animals infiltrators have used such tactics. As far as castration, it is widely recognized by animal science and well-being professionals as an animal husbandry practice that increases animal and worker safety in addition to reducing stress over the lifetime of the animal. Keep in mind this is a practice used by nearly all small family farm organic producers that sell pork.


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