Tyson Foods Inc., the second-largest U.S. pork processor, is urging hog farmers to improve the quality of housing for pregnant sows and end the use of blunt force as the main way to kill sick and injured piglets.
Humane Society of the U.S. Chief Executive Officer Wayne Pacelle, who is trying to pressure Tyson Foods Inc. to phase out gestation crates for sows, dropped a plan to seek a seat on the company’s board.
When Smithfield Foods Inc. was trying to fend off a union organizing drive at its largest meat- processing plant, it hired public relations executive Rick Berman. They discussed “preparing the nuclear strike,” according to e-mail records.
Tyson Foods Inc. buys pigs from an Itoham Foods Inc. facility in Wyoming that keeps pregnant sows in undersized cages and abuses the animals, the Humane Society of the U.S. said, citing an undercover video.