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Shocking New Undercover Investigation: Baby Calves Beaten, Neglected, & Abused

Shocking New Undercover Investigation: Baby Calves Beaten, Neglected, & Abused

We will go so far as to say, if you aren’t crying, angry, or changing your lifestyle after watching the video below, there is something wrong with you.  A new Mercy For Animals undercover investigation provides a horrifying look into E6 Cattle Co., which supplies thousands of calves for the dairy industry. For over two weeks in March of 2011, an MFA investigator documented the operation’s deplorable conditions and brutal mistreatment of animals.

MFA’s hidden camera reveals:

  • Workers bludgeoning calves in their skulls with pickaxes and hammers – a killing method condemned by the American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Beaten calves, still alive and conscious, thrown onto dead piles
  • Workers kicking downed calves in the head, and standing on their necks and ribs
  • Calves confined to squalid hutches, thick with manure and urine buildup, and barely large enough for the calves to turn around or fully extend their legs
  • Gruesome injuries and afflictions, including open sores, swollen joints and severed hooves
  • Ill, injured and dying calves denied medical care
  • The budding horns of calves burned out their skulls without painkillers

Upon reviewing the undercover footage, Temple Grandin, PhD, animal welfare advisor to USDA, declared: “It is obvious that both the management and the employees have no regard for animal welfare.”

Following the undercover investigation, MFA alerted law enforcement authorities to violations of Texas anti-cruelty law at E6 Cattle, and presented a detailed legal complaint and meticulously compiled evidence of such violations to the Castro County District Attorney and sheriff. The evidence demonstrated an ongoing pattern of torture, unjustifiable infliction of pain and suffering on animals, and a failure to provide necessary medical care. The case is currently under investigation.

As MFA continues to expose the unconscionable cruelties of animal agriculture, and to diligently pursue justice by aiding prosecutions of animal abusers, consumers still hold the greatest power of all to end the needless suffering and death of calves – and all farmed animals – by adopting a compassionate, vegan diet.

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This is not abnormal, this is pretty much the meat and dairy industry, fraught with hideous cruelty. The only way to love animals is to go vegan – plain and simple.

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