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Undercover Farm Video had a Chilling Effect on a Minnesota Pork Producer
'IT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU'
It's been nearly four years since Minnesota pork producer Lynn Becker received the shocking message that an undercover farm video had been taken at a newly acquired 6,000-sow farm in Bayard, IA, and that it was being posted on the Internet.
Unfortunately, the three-minute video was one of the first ones to have
an impact, and it is sometimes referred to as the '9-11' event of animal
care in our industry," he told a crowd at a World Pork Expo seminar last
month in Des Moines, IA.
UNDERCOVER VIDEO USED TO PRESSURE RETAILERS
A Mercy for Animals (MFA) spokesman revealed more details about the
process used to pressure retailers to make gestation stall decisions during
a press conference held in Minneapolis to reveal undercover video footage