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
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.