humane society http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Wyoming Premium Farms employee found guilty of animal cruelty http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-premium-farms-employee-found-guilty-animal-cruelty <p>A Humane Society investigation at a Wheatland pork farm has resulted in one conviction of animal cruelty and one acquittal this week.</p><p>An undercover investigator videotaped Wyoming Premium Farms employees hitting, kicking, and punching piglets and sows. Tape was presented in court. Tyson, one of the farm’s largest customers, dropped the supplier shortly after the footage was released.</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 23:49:46 +0000 Chelsea Biondolillo 44339 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Premium Farms employee found guilty of animal cruelty 5 get fines for animal cruelty at Wyo. hog farm http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/5-get-fines-animal-cruelty-wyo-hog-farm <p>Five former employees of a hog farm in Wheatland have been convicted of multiple counts of animal cruelty and sentenced to probation and fines.</p><p></p><p>Four of the five were fined $530.</p><p>The charges were filed as a result of an undercover investigation last spring by The Humane Society of the United States, which disclosed employee abuse of pigs and piglets. The organization posted video of workers kicking live piglets like soccer balls, striking pigs with their fists and kicking them when they showed reluctance to leave their offspring.</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 22:16:24 +0000 The Associated Press 39270 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org 5 get fines for animal cruelty at Wyo. hog farm Charges filed against workers of Wheatland pig farm http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/charges-filed-against-workers-wheatland-pig-farm <p>An undercover probe of a pig farm near Wheatland by the Humane Society of the United States has resulted in misdemeanor charges against nine former workers.<br>&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Platte County Attorney's Office filed the charges. Officials are still attempting to serve warrants on some defendants.<br>&nbsp; Thu, 27 Dec 2012 00:51:11 +0000 Associated Press & Ass 34515 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Charges filed against workers of Wheatland pig farm Groups file third lawsuit over Wyoming wolves http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/groups-file-third-lawsuit-over-wyoming-wolves <p>Environmental groups have filed a third federal lawsuit challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's move to end federal protections for wolves in Wyoming.<br>&nbsp;<br>The Humane Society of the United States and the Fund for Animals filed suit today/yesterday in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.<br>&nbsp;<br>The groups say Wyoming's management plan classifying wolves as predators that can be shot on sight in most of the state is inadequate. They want the court to reinstate federal protections.<br>&nbsp; Fri, 07 Dec 2012 23:12:36 +0000 The Associated Press & The associated press 33791 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Groups file third lawsuit over Wyoming wolves Humane Society video spurs investigation at Wheatland factory farm http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/humane-society-video-spurs-investigation-wheatland-factory-farm <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Authorities are investigating a factory pork farm in Wheatland after the Humane Society filed a complaint about harsh treatment of pigs there.</p> Tue, 08 May 2012 23:46:01 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 23765 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Humane Society video spurs investigation at Wheatland factory farm