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Hormel condemns pig abuse at Iowa farm

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AUSTIN, MN (AP) Hormel Foods is condemning an Iowa pig farm where undercover video showed evidence of animal abuse.

The farm is a pork supplier for the Austin-based company.

In one incident on the video, a supervisor tells an undercover investigator for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals that when he gets angry, or a sow won't move, he shoves a rod into the animal's anus.

The farm, located outside of Bayard, Iowa, is about 60 miles west of Des Moines.

Hormel spokeswoman Julie Henderson Craven calls the abuses "completely unacceptable."

PETA also plans to send the video to the sheriff in Greene County, Iowa, seeking prosecution of 18 people on animal cruelty violations.

The video was shot by undercover PETA investigators who worked at the farm.

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