NPR radio piece here.


Modern Farmer piece here.

In Hughs’ case, it was the mistreatment of one sow who was left to slowly die that led to his quitting a high-paying job in an area of Missouri where these types of careers are few and far between, according to Estabrook. “He just finally couldn’t stand how they were treating this one sow in particular, and this is a gu whose main hobby is hunting raccoons at night with dogs. He’s not a PETA (an animal welfare organization) shrinking violet, he’s a tough, rural character, and he couldn’t stand the way they were treating the animals anymore, so he gave up this fantastic job.