Undercover Video Shows Cow Beating

By: AP
By: AP

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Graphic video released to The Associated Press by an animal welfare group shows workers at an Ohio dairy farm
beating cows with crowbars, stabbing them with pitchforks and
punching them in their heads.

The Chicago-based nonprofit group Mercy For Animals says the
video was recorded in an undercover investigation at Conklin Dairy
Farms Inc.

The Plain City, Ohio-based dairy farm hasn't responded to a
request for comment left Tuesday.

Mercy For Animals publicizes what it calls cruel practices in
the dairy, meat and egg industries and promotes a vegan diet.

The video shows workers holding newborn calves down and stomping
on their heads. It also shows one worker wiring a cow's nose to a
metal bar near the ground and repeatedly beating it with a bar
while it bleeds.


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  • by WCTV Viewer Location: Georgia on May 26, 2010 at 07:58 AM
    Things like this are so unbelievable. It is hard to comprehend the dispicable actions of some people. There is NO justification for this & these people should be jailed & the dairy farm owner fined or put out of business. I was raised on a farm & my grandfather raised cows. I remember learning how to milk them by hand, not as easy as you think. But they were gentle animals. My grandfather treated them kindly & I remember times when he would talk to them & prodding them with a gentle push of his hand to get them to go where he wanted & they would. It is amazing,too, that the gentler they were treated the more milk they gave. Some people might think that silly or questionable, but it is true. I guess that animals also know when they are appreciated & treated well.
  • by Dee Location: Georgia on May 25, 2010 at 07:56 PM
    When I hear or read stories such as this I want to be the violent one. I'd like to hear the justification for their actions. There is no justification. If I believed in the caste system I would hope they would come back as livestock because they are certainly lower than animals.
  • by Lela Location: Mcalpin on May 25, 2010 at 06:33 PM
    I just saw this video. I am totally appauled. Unbelievable treatment. Everyone of those guys that work at that dairy need to be arrested! And to think there will probably be nothing done to them because our laws in this country are very weak when it comes to animal cruelty. Makes you not want to drink milk at all unless you know where it comes from and how the animals are treated!
  • by Shannon Location: Tallahassee on May 25, 2010 at 06:29 PM
    DISGUSTING. This goes on all the time. The medis should make the people more aware of these atrocities.
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