A breaking Mercy For Animals Canada undercover investigation reveals sadistic, criminal cruelty to cows at the country’s largest dairy factory farm, leading law enforcement to raid the factory farm and recommend charges against eight workers.
MFA’s investigator documented employees inflicting horrific abuses on cows, including:
- Using chains, rakes, metal pipes, and canes to viciously whip, punch, kick, hit, and beat cows
- Hoisting cows into the air by chains around their necks while other workers screamed obscenities at them
- Sadistically poking at cows’ festering, pus-filled wounds
- Violently ripping clumps of hair out of cows’ sensitive tails
Unfortunately, the abuses captured on hidden camera at this facility are not limited to factory farms in Canada.
In the last five years, Mercy For Animals has conducted five undercover investigations into the dairy industry, and every one of these investigations has led to criminal charges and convictions against workers who were caught on video maliciously abusing animals.
Most recently, our investigation at Wiese Brothers Farms in Wisconsin led to multiple criminal convictions of workers who were caught on hidden camera viciously kicking and whipping cows, beating them in the face and body, and using machinery to cruelly hoist sick or injured cows into the air.
Treated as mere milk-producing machines, cows on dairy factory farms endure lives of near constant misery and deprivation. In order to keep a steady supply of milk, the cows are repeatedly impregnated. Several times a day, dairy cows are hooked by their udders to electric milking machines that can cause the cows to suffer painful lesions and mastitis.
If they don’t move fast enough, the cows are often mercilessly beaten. These highly intelligent and social animals suffer almost unimaginable abuse from the time they are born and ripped from their mothers‘ sides until they are so physically worn out from repeated pregnancies and constant milk production that they are sold for slaughter.
Please join Mercy For Animals in calling for an end to the worst forms of cruelty in the dairy industry.
Then share the hidden-camera video with friends and encourage them to take action too.
Finally, please consider further helping cows, and all farmed animals, by exploring a diet free of eggs, dairy, and meat.