Target: Bruce Rauner, Governor of Illinois
Goal: Close company where pigs are allegedly beaten with boards and kicked by employees.
Workers at a livestock facility in Illinois have reportedly been beating and whipping pigs, and the company who employs them seems to be sweeping this under the rug. Three former employees were interviewed by the Chicago Tribune who claimed many workers beat pigs with wooden boards and leather straps, and that many even seem to enjoy doing it. One of the men interviewed was fired for reporting two workers for beating the pigs.
This is not the first instance of these actions happening at a livestock facility, not even the first in Illinois. Another company was accused of beating and kicking pregnant pigs at the farm. Companies who allow their employees to do this, and then protect them when the abuse is reported, should not be allowed to function within the United States.
One of the former employees stated that if most people knew what went on behind closed doors in pig farms, they would look at bacon differently. Our livestock industry has gotten completely out of hand when it comes to the treatment of animals. Companies like this need to be shut down until their practices towards the animals are changed.
Sign this petition to punish the employees and close the company that is beating pigs.
Dear Governor Rauner,
The Chicago Tribune recently interviewed three former employees of an Illinois pig farm, who claimed many workers were beating the pigs with wooden planks and leather straps. The company is apparently hiding this information; one man was fired for reporting two other workers. This company needs to be shut down until they have changed the way they treat their livestock, and the employees need to face criminal charges.
This is not the first time this has happened in your state. Another company was allegedly doing the exact same thing to pigs in their farm. This is not a practice that you want defining the livestock industry in Illinois. Companies like this need to be stopped before they can torture any more living animals.
Use your power as Governor to shut these companies down, and punish the workers who are allegedly committing these crimes. This treatment of animals can not be tolerated. Show your state that you care about the well being of our animals, and create a precedent for further treatment of animals in Illinois.
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