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Smithfield Foods Inc. has fired three people – two workers and a supervisor – at a farm in Waverly where an animal-rights group last week accused the company of abusing pigs.

The Humane Society of the United States released a video showing pregnant sows at the farm – owned by Smithfield subsidiary Murphy-Brown LLC – cramped in “gestation crates.” In the video, workers also prodded and tossed pigs.

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