animal cruelty http://wyomingpublicradio.net en Wyoming Premium Farms employee found guilty of animal cruelty http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/wyoming-premium-farms-employee-found-guilty-animal-cruelty <p>A Humane Society investigation at a Wheatland pork farm has resulted in one conviction of animal cruelty and one acquittal this week.</p><p>An undercover investigator videotaped Wyoming Premium Farms employees hitting, kicking, and punching piglets and sows. Tape was presented in court. Tyson, one of the farm’s largest customers, dropped the supplier shortly after the footage was released.</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 23:49:46 +0000 Chelsea Biondolillo 44339 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Wyoming Premium Farms employee found guilty of animal cruelty 5 get fines for animal cruelty at Wyo. hog farm http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/5-get-fines-animal-cruelty-wyo-hog-farm <p>Five former employees of a hog farm in Wheatland have been convicted of multiple counts of animal cruelty and sentenced to probation and fines.</p><p></p><p>Four of the five were fined $530.</p><p>The charges were filed as a result of an undercover investigation last spring by The Humane Society of the United States, which disclosed employee abuse of pigs and piglets. The organization posted video of workers kicking live piglets like soccer balls, striking pigs with their fists and kicking them when they showed reluctance to leave their offspring.</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 22:16:24 +0000 The Associated Press 39270 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net 5 get fines for animal cruelty at Wyo. hog farm