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Animal Abuse Charges Filed Against Workers at Idaho's Biggest Dairy Farm: Shocking?

Offbeat  (tags: animals, abuse, cows, protection, environment, cruelty )

- 2193 days ago -
News outlets across the country are calling the newly released undercover video footage of workers at a dairy farm in Idaho stomping on cows stuck in the milking bars, dragging a sick cow chained around the neck with tractors as she slips on a wet


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Sue H (7)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 9:35 am
Good news, I only hope that the abusers get jail time.

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 10:28 am
I watched the video and it made me sick. The evil people inflict on animals leaves me speechless.

. (0)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 11:05 am
We are a large country. Because of this, it's an almost impossible task to supervise all the dairy farms across this country. What gets me is, if every farm in this country was investigated, how many would pass?

Anneke Hut (40)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 11:26 am
Horrible pictures! They make me really sick! How can people do this to animals? STOP EATING MEAT!!! Don't spend money on this cruelty!!!

Claudia O (73)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 12:17 pm
Think again when you reach for that ice cream.

Claudia O (73)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 12:18 pm
Think again when you reach for that ice cream.

Debra Van Way (12)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 12:35 pm
Wouldn't it be nice if the creeps doing these cruel actions felt triple the pain and agony themselves at the same instant they inflict it on these poor animals and that the pain and agony didn't end until the guilty parties died themselves? People, stop eating meat. Switch to almond milk. Cow milk is meant for baby cows-period. I was raised eating meat-I stopped-you can as well. It isn't that difficult and is much healthier for humans and animals. I used to get horrible migraines, sinus allergies and gained weight. Since I became a vegetarian-the migraines stopped, the alleries stopped and I lost the excess weight. I do not miss eating meat at all. I became a vegetarian at age 58 and haven't looked back since. If I can stop eating meat after 58 years of being a meat eater-so can you.

Marsha Andrews (57)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 12:52 pm
Shocking? - hardly, it goes on all the time which does not make it O.K. In Australia they've installed video surveillance to monitor workers. It's sad that's what it's comes down to, but obviously very necessary. We do not 'need' milk or dairy products. Would you consider drinking dog milk - hardly - so why cow's milk? It's all part of factory farming. Drinking milk and eating meat is a choice, not a necessity. In fact, we and the world would be in a better place if we stopped. If suffering is involved, we're eating way too much meat and dairy anyway. Isn't that reason enough to break a bad habit?

Christeen A (342)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 12:53 pm
Please punish them to the fullest extent possible.

michelle m (41)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 1:30 pm
I advocate the same be done to these vile animal abusing bastards.Disgraceful.

Nancy Black (308)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 2:45 pm
Noted, tweeted, and shared. Glad they were caught; hope they pay a high price for their actions.

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 2:48 pm
Once again, BRAVO Mercy for Animals! You along with PETA, SAP, and others should be honored for your selfless devotion. Can you imagine how the person filming this suffered??

Rock H (254)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 3:35 pm
This was a dairy and just one of tens of thousands in the US. The abusers need a stiff sentence to send a stong message to the industry that these actions will not be tolerated. We also need laws protecting the whistle blowers not laws preventing undercover filming from taking place.

The best action we can take individually is to stop contributing to the abuse by giving up all dairy products and going vegan.

janet f (29)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 3:45 pm
So not shocking. We all know what goes on on these factory farms thanks to activist organizations that film this brutality. The real question is: Why is this allowed to continue in the US? Where are our lawmakers? Do none of them have the balls to stand up to these people and end the abuse or do they simply have no conscience?

James Merit (144)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 3:48 pm
Thank you for info.

Kay M (347)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 5:12 pm

Patricia H. (440)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 10:35 pm
sadly noted

karen n (57)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 11:29 pm
I am so saddened by this we need stricter enforced laws -we have to protect these animals from inhumane treatment.

Angela Gottschalk (0)
Monday October 15, 2012, 1:54 am
Noted in sadness and disggust !!

Danuta W (1251)
Monday October 15, 2012, 2:45 am

Carol H (229)
Monday October 15, 2012, 5:17 am
sadly noted and no, not surprised!

Russell R (87)
Monday October 15, 2012, 6:38 am
Being Humane means less Profits

Ruth C (87)
Monday October 15, 2012, 7:28 am
The abusers should have the same thing done the them, see how they like, I can bet that they will start yelling out in fear begging someone to help stop the pain they are going through!!

Patricia W (5)
Monday October 15, 2012, 7:29 am

Veronique L (209)
Monday October 15, 2012, 11:06 am
Very shocking

Karen B (8)
Monday October 15, 2012, 11:47 am

Terry V (22)
Monday October 15, 2012, 5:50 pm
This got me very upset and I could beat the shit out of those people who did this. Let them see what it's like to be treated that way.

Rin S (10)
Tuesday October 16, 2012, 4:03 am
It really shouldn't be that surprising, considering how often school teachers commit rape, and police beat up prisoners.

carol k (17)
Friday October 19, 2012, 4:48 pm
NEVER NEVER will I eat at Burger king again. they are a king to cruelty. I hope one day soon the workers meet God face to face and He requires an answer to these cruelties done to His cows Psalm 50 :10.
if I were married to any of these heartless cruel cowardly men I would take everything and be gone the next day these men are not men but cowards and scumrot!

Jane B (30)
Tuesday October 23, 2012, 8:23 am
I suspect this goes on at virtually every factory farm. Animals kept in these numbers are very vulnerable to being preyed upon by uncaring sadistic individuals who like inflicting pain on animals.
I have sent the dairy farm a polite note via their website, hoping that they continue to uphold the measures they say they have taken to prevent this from happening again.

Dianne D (490)
Tuesday October 23, 2012, 9:27 pm
Get a national animal abuse registry so we know who these people are. Hope they are prosecuted to the max, fined, jailed and never can be around animals for the rest of their lives. Keep us informed on what happens to this low lives.
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