Three Hog Farmers Pleaded Innocent To Animal Cruelty

WOOSTER, Ohio (AP) - Three northeast Ohio farmers have pleaded not guilty to animal cruelty for allegedly abusing pigs and denying them food, water and veterinary care.

The pleas were entered Tuesday in Wooster Municipal Court by Ken Wiles and his son Joseph Wiles, both of Creston, and farmhand Dusty Stroud of Wooster.

The three were arrested after an animal rights group made an undercover video showing baby pigs being thrown into bins and larger pigs being kicked and beaten. Some pigs allegedly were hanged before being slaughtered.