HUNTSVILLE, Utah (ABC4) – An investigation is underway after a video shows men abusing pigs by kicking them in the face, hitting them with wooden boards, and pulling them by their tails on a Hunstville farm.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) received the video of the incident recorded by a bystander on March 15.
The video begins by showing a man hitting a pig with a wooden board, kicking the pig, and pulling it by the tail.
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Near the end of the video, another man can be seen kicking the pigs and pulling them by the tail as the two men attempt to load the animals into a trailer.
Lieutenant Courtney Ryan of the Weber County Sheriff’s Office tells ABC4 that the Weber County Sheriff’s Office is actively investigating the incident
“Utah law recognizes that a pig feels pain just as any dog, cat, or human does and is as deserving of protection from abuse,” said PETA Senior Vice President Daphna Nachminovitch in a statement to ABC4. “We thank Sheriff Ryan Arbon for swiftly launching an investigation into these acts of wanton cruelty to animals,” Nachminovitch added.