Town Throws a Party for Cruel Factory Farm

Published by PETA.

This month marks the 15th anniversary of Seaboard Foods in the Guymon, Oklahoma, area. Seaboard operates a pig factory farm where a PETA investigator documented that pigs were routinely kicked, beaten, and slammed against concrete floors. As a result of PETA’s investigation, a Seaboard manager pleaded guilty to three counts of felony cruelty to animals. But instead of running the bums out of town, Guymon is—wait for it—throwing Seaboard Foods a big birthday bash. Cake, candles, and … cruelty?


Undercover Footage from Seaboard Farms, Narrated by Rue McClanahan


PETA has a better idea. Instead of honoring pig abusers, Guymon should throw a party for the pigs. We have written to the mayor and suggested that he declare Saturday, October 23, “Pig Empathy Day”—and we’ve offered to send a contingent of Lettuce Ladies armed with vegan barbecue riblets and faux ham sandwiches to help get the party started. Sounds like hog heaven …

Written by Alisa Mullins

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