HBO will premier a new documentary titled “Death on a Factory Farm” tomorrow at 10 pm EST.
The film is a sequel to 2006’s Emmy-nominated “Dealing Dogs,” which exposed the illegal market for dogs sold to research labs through an undercover investigation by a man going by “Pete.” Well, Pete is back again and this time he landed a job at Wiles Hog Farm.
Animal welfare group The Humane Farming Association sought out Pete’s help after hearing of allegations of mistreatment from a former Wiles Hog Farm employee. Within six weeks, Pete was able to capture damning evidence of animal cruelty on video including “an unhealthy piglet being slammed against a wall to euthenize it and a sick sow being hung by a chain from a forklift until it choked to death.”
The Humane Farming Association brought the footage to the sheriff who then raided the farm and pressed criminal charges against the owner of the farm, his son, and an employee who helped hang the pig on the forklift. The documentary continues with their trial and, well, I won’t give away the ending!