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Farm owner responds to pig abuse video

The operators of an Iowa farm where an animal rights group captured video of workers abusing pigs have said they are taking steps to ensure the mistreating of animals stops.

MowMar LLP of Fairmont, Minn., said in a statement that it's "surprised and outraged" by the actions captured this summer in undercover video by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. MowMar purchased the Greene County, Iowa, farm last month from an Iowa company.

"As a family owned farm operation with over 30 years in the swine business, MowMar farms does not and will not tolerate the mistreatment of any animals under our husbandry and we take these PETA allegations very seriously," the company said.

MowMar officials said they met early Thursday with PETA officials to talk about what actions are being taken to correct the situation.

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