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This 2009 documentary begins with footage taken from an investigator working undercover at the Wiles Hog Farm in northeast Ohio. The worker, named "Pete", documents several instances of what appear to be cruelty to the piglets and hogs by the workers on the farm. The footage is eventually shown to the state and the owner and operator of the farm is brought to court. The documentary concludes with coverage of the court case and its verdict.

The footage in this documentary is extremely graphic and recommended for high school upperclassmen and college students only.

Essential concepts: Agriculture, factory farming, industrialized agriculture, animal welfare, animal cruelty, euthanasia.

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