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<a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/food/stew/chi-costco-to-stop-carrying-pork-from-farm-that-allegedly-abuses-pigs-20110630,0,1320262.story" target="_blank">http://www.chicagotribune.com/featur...,1320262.story</a><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Retail warehouse chain Costco released a statement this afternoon saying it will no longer carry pork products from Iowa Select Farms, whose alleged gruesome practices were captured on an undercover video released Wednesday by animal rights group <a href="http://www.mercyforanimals.org/pigabuse/" target="_blank">Mercy For Animals.</a><br>
Costco now joins Kroger and Safeway (the parent company of Dominick's) in halting purchases from the farm, whose animals are depicted getting slammed on the floor, thrown around and left with organs hanging out of their bodies. The graphic video also documents piglet castration and tail clipping without the use of anesthesia.<br>
Costco told the Tribune this afternoon that we have no business relationship with Iowa Select," which is the fourth largest hog producer in the nation.<br></div>
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Well, that's something.
 

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Unfortunately, to feed the demand for cheap meat, they're just going to buy from another factory/confinement farm where the exact same things happen, they just haven't received an undercover investigation.
 

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As I said, it's something. I've seen a lot of comments from people saying they're going to stop eating pork too, also something. It's nice to know that seeing this kind of horrible footage does provoke a reaction from people, I'd be a lot more disturbed and afraid for the future if it was met with indifference.
 

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It is a start. Thanks for posting.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Irizary</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2928283"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Unfortunately, to feed the demand for cheap meat, they're just going to buy from another factory/confinement farm where the exact same things happen, <b>they just haven't received an undercover investigation.</b></div>
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Not yet, anyway.
 
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