Stop Rampant Abuse at Pig Farm


Target: Ron Ketchem, Owner, Professional Swine Management

Goal: End the beatings and abuse of pigs.

Multiple workers at Eagle Point Farms, managed by Professional Swine Management in Illinois, have sent complaints to the Illinois Bureau of Animal Health and Welfare (IBAW). After a guided tour of the facilities, an inspector stated that they saw no signs of pig abuse. An investigation by the Chicago Tribune has found that IBAW regularly dismisses worker complaints of this sort and has not found any animal welfare infractions in the state in the past five years. This is due, in part at least, to the complete lack of inspectors on payroll at IBAW; the organization has six for the whole state.

State of Illinois legislation is also partially to blame. Illinois law makes it a potential felony to record people without their knowledge and so, no undercover efforts have been mounted to prove these claims. Still, the Chicago Tribune has managed to piece together a rather disturbing image of the kinds of abuse that occur at Eagle Point and other large-scale pig farms in Illinois. Through court records, workers’ compensation claims and animal abuse reports, the Tribune found that pigs were regularly beaten with rods and stabbed with pens or pliers to move them from stall to stall. This abuse must be stopped.


Dear Fred Kuhr,

Multiple workers at Eagle Point Farms, managed by your company, Professional Swine Management, have filed animal abuse complaints, having witnessed the torture of pigs. The Illinois Bureau of Animal Health and Welfare has come up with nothing in their investigations, while the Chicago Tribune, on the other hand, has found a history of animal abuse at the farm.

Multiple whistleblowers who have worked at Eagle Point Farms have been fired for reasons supposedly unrelated to these actions. They allege that pigs have been beaten, stabbed and whipped. We urge you to seriously investigate this matter and immediately fire those responsible for these abuses. It is criminal the way these animals have been treated and we demand that you work to stop this brutal abuse.


[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Farm Sanctuary

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  1. Andrea Giolli says:

    These sadistic sociopaths need to be stopped from torturing these innocent and helpless animals now!!!!

  2. Shut the place down.

  3. Bev Woodburn says:

    These Workers would know what unimaginable atrocities of torture and suffering is being committed against intelligent and defenceless Pigs in these Eagle Point Farms, of hell and terror for all the helpless and innocent Pigs.
    An investigation by the Chicago Tribune has found that IBAW regularly dismisses worker complaints of this sort and has not found any animal welfare infractions in the state in the past five year.
    What does this prove? It is a cover up when the Chicago Tribune investigate. We all know and all have the brains to realise that the atrocities are being committed against these innocent and intelligent Pigs at these animal torturing Eagle Point Farms.
    So something must be done to stop and ban or even close these animal torturing Point Farms down.
    Absolutely sickening and unforgivable.

  4. Chris Broderick says:

    Go Vegan! End cruelty to animals and give them back their god-given right to live in peace!

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