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Warren Jeffs Not the Only Molester

Written by PETA | August 10, 2011

Justice has been served for the victims of Warren Jeffs—the polygamist sect leader who was sentenced to life in prison for sexually assaulting two underage girls. This is good news, but for countless other young victims of sexual abuse, there is no justice. To make this point, PETA plans to place this billboard in San Angelo, Texas:

In 30 years of investigating factory farms and slaughterhouses, PETA has repeatedly caught workers taking their issues out on animals by violently beating them, screaming at them, and, yes, sexually assaulting them.

At a Hormel supplier’s farm in Iowa, for example, PETA’s investigation revealed that a supervisor rammed a cane into a pig’s vagina and boasted that he had thrust gate rods into pigs’ anuses. A worker urged PETA’s investigator to beat a pig as if she had scared away a “voluptuous little f—ing girl.” The employee was also caught on video shouting to a supervisor to beat pigs and to expose his genitals to get them to move.

At a Butterball slaughterhouse, a PETA investigator saw—in addition to other horrific cruelty—a worker shove his finger into a turkey’s vagina. Another worker mimed raping a bird whose legs and head he’d shackled.

At Aviagen Turkeys, Inc., in West Virginia, the “world’s leading poultry breeding company,” a worker was indicted for cruelty to animals after being caught on video pinning a turkey to the ground and mimicking raping her. He reportedly later told police that he’d done this to dozens of other turkeys.

We can easily shake our heads in disgust at Warren Jeffs’ crimes, but if we eat meat, we may be supporting similar acts of sexual violence. Please take a stand against all sexual abuse and exploitation by ordering a free vegetarian/vegan starter kit today.

Written by Lindsay Pollard-Post

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  • billy williams says:

    that is SICK!-i will be posting this video on my facebook page am an animal lover) and urging everyone i know 2 watch it & go vegan,god bless those poor animals, god bless them.

  • Luke says:

    J-Wulf,no,this was not worse for the kids.

  • Jasbunny says:

    As horrifying and sick as those things are, we also need to know that the atrocities of cramming a metal rod into an animal’s vagina or anus is very likely to lead to her, or his, death – in a horrible and painful way. A metal gate rod would tear and gash inside the animal. I have had peritonitis (from a surgery gone bad) and it was horrific – it feels like that vicious alien clawing its way out of your abdomen. Perforating the colon would lead to this. As for penetrating the vagina, I’m sure that infections would do the same thing. Such attacks are vicious and brutal, and almost certainly a death sentence as well.

  • Mel says:

    It’s sad that we have such sick inhumane people in this world, that not only abuse people and children but also helpless animals that can’t speak for themselves as well. It’s so sad

  • HORRIFIED says:

    Gosh, SICK TO READ THIS… wish the extermination of factory farms

  • Cynthia says:

    this is why I gave up meat watching peta’s video of butterball changed my life and I think them for it! I read this article and imagine what it must be like for the animals kept enslaved and beated and raped knowing thier life means nothing to these sadistic people who treat them like an object! If someone does’nt feel true saddness for these animals than they too must be heartless!

  • Mary Roberson says:

    Thank you, PETA for bringing this issue to light. I’m sure some people are unaware, as many people can not imagine how the Human species can be so cruel and twisted.

  • TheGiftedKid says:

    WTF is this world coming to?! In Canada, I’m not sure what the law is about human to animal you-know-what but I am going to find out. I live there and deserve to know!

  • Veganman says:

    vengeance is mine hath saith the Lord!

  • Kalama Halamezad says:

    @Elizabeth, I don’t think you understand what I’m saying. I’m not comparing molesting animals to watching sports–I’m simply pointing out that you can’t define a group based on the actions of a few people in it. Most meat workers don’t molest animals, and the ones who are caught doing so should be punished to the full extent of the law. Punish the few weirdos, not their industry.

  • Bonnie says:

    I don’t understand humans that do this to animals, to me these humans should be put down. That is too cruel according to the courts however, will the courts except a max jail sentence? The meat and poultry companies need to be shut down. End all factory farms and check workers in free farms for beastiality and abuse records prior to hiring them.


    I think you’re missing the big picture kalamata comparing sexually abusing an animal to watching a sport is condoning it. With that type of attitude no wonder animals continue to suffer such injustices. Our thinking has to change for this horrifying disgusting behavior to stop!

  • Kalama Halamezad says:

    Aneliese, First you should note the title of this post was changed. It used to equate buying meat with funding sexual abuse of animals directly. I doubt there’s any organization that doesn’t have a few deviants in it. It’s unfair to say that funding a group supports the actions of a few messed-up individuals. Think about it this way. Some priests molested children, so does giving money to the Catholic Church support pedophilia? Dean Corll was an electrician who murdered 27 people. Does this mean that paying your electric bill supports murder?

  • Spider Woman says:

    Disgusting – awful – criminal! Human species is going too far!

  • Kasia says:

    I am ashamed to be a human

  • Aneliese says:

    @Kalama Abuse is abuse – whether it is sexual or not is not the “connection”. The point is that abuse as heinous as sexual assualt happens to animals in factory farms. And if people, maybe even you, give your money to these corporations that are known for their abuse, then YES, you are supporting them and everything that they do.

  • J-Wulf says:

    If they put the adds up here in Colo, they will be torn down. You can not say what happend to those poor kids is the same as what happend to the animals. It is worse for the kids.

  • Tummi says:

    I like it! Cruelty is cruelty, abuse is abuse. It’s easy to point your finger at Jeffs or the LDS, but how many of us are causing misery every time we sit down to eat?

  • Kalama Halamezad says:

    I fail to see the connection. This is like saying watching football supports dogfighting because Michael Vick was caught running dog fights. Just because a deviant person is part of some group/industry doesn’t mean that supporting that group/industry is supporting their deviant behavior. Buying meat supports killing animals for food…that is all.

  • Carla* says:

    That billboard needs to go up in every state!! Get the word out there, it’ll make people think!!