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Sat Dec 20, 2014, 08:22 PM

New Mexico dairy shuts down after undercover activist videotape

New Mexico dairy shuts down after undercover activist videotape

Animal activist videotapes dairy cows being whipped with chains and wire. Dairy shuts down as a result

December 20, 2014, 3:50 PM

Strapped with a surveillance camera, the animal rights activist went undercover this fall to document activities at a New Mexico dairy that supplied cheese products to several major U.S. pizza chains..

He says he was sickened by what he saw — and videotaped. This wasn’t a slaughterhouse, but a dairy farm where animals live for years.

The activist says he captured images of workers using chains and metal wires to whip animals on their faces and bodies, using tractors to drag milk cows too weak to walk on their own, and electrically shocking the genitals of many animals to get them to move. Cows were also kicked, punched and stabbed with screwdrivers, the footage showed.

The Winchester Dairy, a 3,000-head, privately owned business outside Roswell, closed down shortly after the video became public in September, the firm said in a statement. The cows were sent to other dairies and the employees fired. The New Mexico Livestock Board, a state agency, launched an investigation, and the Chaves County district attorney’s office is reviewing evidence for possible criminal charges.

More:
http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-dairy-farm-video-20141219-story.html

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Sat Dec 20, 2014, 08:38 PM

1. may be they should

electricute thier testicles

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Sat Dec 20, 2014, 10:04 PM

2. I lay the blame at agribusiness dairying.

When you have 3,000 milkers then the owners have no contact with the animals so all the work is done by hired help. If these dairies were limited to a maximum of say 100 cows then the farmers would be in charge. This kind of treatment of cows would be counter productive. It is much better for the cows and the farmers if the cows are treated kindly. No farmer who has 100% risk would cut his profits by mistreating his animals.

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