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[Not] Laughing Cow
Animal Rights – PETA investigators have discovered a laundry list of horrific abuses that occur daily at Adirondack Farms, a dairy factory farm that takes 180,000 pounds of milk from a mere 1,800 cows every day in Clinton County, New York. The disturbing video footage shows workers carelessly beating, burning, and dragging cows as they are led into the stalls to be milked.
On a related note, if you live in the New England area, enjoy dairy, and believe ignorance is bliss STOP READING THIS RIGHT NOW!
Adirondack Farms takes the milk yielded from the abused cows to Massachusetts-based Agri-Mark, Inc., the alleged “largest supplier of fresh farm milk in New England” and distributor of the popular Cabot and McCadam cheeses. And while the milk may be “fresh” it is far from cruelty free as PETA investigators discovered that workers routinely smacked cows with a pole and a cane as they were led into the room to be milked.
When the abuses were brought to the attention of a farm manager, he simply conceded that the workers “get carried away with” striking cows.
Unfortunately for the manager, he was also caught “getting carried away” when he repeatedly electro-shocked a cow in the face on video. He then proceeded to jab a fully conscious downed cow in the ribs with a screwdriver, called it a “dumb bitch,” and then proceeded to drag the cow approximately 25 feet with a small vehicle.
The abuse doesn’t stop there, and neither does the animal suffering. Calves are routinely subjected to “de-budding” as workers burn off their horn-buds without use of an anesthetic. One worker was caught on video as he watched a calf “thrash around in agony [with] smoke rising from her seared flesh,” after he burned off her buds.
Other workers were seen using “‘guillotine cutters’ to ‘lop off’ the horns of older animals — again without anesthetics or pain relief.”
Kids, the moral of this story is if you don’t want to be complicit in what is tantamount to a cow gulag, then don’t support Adirondack Farms, Agri-Mark, or Cabot and McCadam cheeses.
Send an email to Agri-Mark CEO Dr. Richard Stammer here.
WARNING: The below videos contain countless acts of abuse and cruelty. There are disturbing images that may make your eyes leak, make you sick, or make you have an urgent desire to throw away all the dairy products in your fridge. You have been warned.
Read more at PETA.
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