INDIANA, (WOWO): Starting now, whistleblowers could earn up to a $5,000.00 reward if their tip leads to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in the abuse of farm animals. The Humane Society of the United States has launched a national tip line where callers can report animal abuse at farms, slaughterhouses or livestock auctions.
Paul Shapiro with the Humane Society says as a result of their undercover investigations, they have found animal abuse rampant across the United States.
Officials with the Humane Society say they will investigate and verify all claims and push to convict those who have committed acts of cruelty against farm animals.
The tip-line is especially for workers at farms and slaughterhouses, but anyone can call and report abuse, and also remain anonymous if they choose. The hotline number is: 1-888-209-7177.