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WOOSTER, Ohio - Charges of animal cruelty have been filed against the<br><br>
owner of a pig farm, where prosecutors say the animals were hanged<br><br>
before being slaughtered.<br><br><br><br>
Ken Wiles was charged Tuesday with two counts of animal cruelty in<br><br>
Municipal Court in Wooster. The farm's general manager Joe Wiles was<br><br>
charged with six counts and employee Dusty Stroud was charged with two<br><br>
counts.<br><br><br><br>
The men were scheduled to be arraigned Jan. 30. If convicted, each<br><br>
faces up to 90 days in jail on each misdemeanor charge.<br><br>
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The video, which aired on local television news, showed baby pigs<br><br>
being thrown into bins and larger pigs being kicked and beaten.<br><br><br><br>
"It didn't matter whether or not I was able to set foot on the farm.<br><br>
Obviously, what was going on was disturbing. I just decided at that<br><br>
point that somebody has to speak up for the voiceless," Forchione<br><br>
said.<br><br><br><br>
California-based Humane Farming Association bought full-page<br><br>
advertisements in area newspapers against the farm.<br><br><br><br>
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full story:<br><br><a href="http://www.ohio.com/mld/beaconjournal/16481171.htm" target="_blank">http://www.ohio.com/mld/beaconjournal/16481171.htm</a>
 

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I'm glad somebody is doing something. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:">
 
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