Merciless Cruelty in Ohio

28 May

from Farm Sanctuary “Earlier this week, national news broke of an undercover investigation at Conklin Dairy farm in Union County, Ohio, near Columbus. The undercover footage, obtained over the past several weeks by the animal protection group Mercy For Animals, shows workers beating cows in the face with crowbars, stabbing them with pitchforks, breaking their tails, and punching, throwing and kicking calves—while bragging and gloating about the abuse.” Read more at Mercy for Animals’s website.

Latest update: Billy Joe Gregg, caught on film, is being charged with 12 counts of Animal Cruelty, which carries a total maximum penalty of 90 days in jail. Farm Sanctuary is trying to get the State to hand over the tortured animals, but officials insist that there is not enough evidence of cruelty to “confiscate” the animals.

3 Responses to “Merciless Cruelty in Ohio”

  1. Kim May 29, 2010 at 8:39 am #

    Bull crap, there is plunty of evidence, look at the damn video for god sack. He needs to be in jail a lot longer than 90 days. Or worse, he needs to feel the same pain as he gave those helpless cows. These kind of people make me sick….It breaks my heart.

    • efjcollective May 29, 2010 at 5:55 pm #

      Moderator: BJ Viehl and Alex Hall are looking at 6 years in prison for liberating two mink “farms,” and this kind of insane cruelty gets someone a max of 90 days – which he probably will not get.

      The Ohio Humane Society says there isn’t enough evidence to tell which animals are the ones that need the most rehab, so there isn’t any way of sending the right abused cows to Farm Sanctuary. As far as we are concerned, factory farms are traumatic plain and simple. No animal can avoid significant pain in these places, and it takes extremely loving processes of rehabilitation to get them back to a place like normal. All these animals should be rescued. Farm Sanctuary is great in working to do this.

      Break the cages!


  1. Exclusive Interview with Farm Sanctuary Directors « Earth First! Newswire - June 1, 2010

    […] 1 Jun The EF! Newswire was able to conduct a brief interview with Gene Baur, President, and Susie Coston, National Shelter Director, of Animal Sanctuary. We talked about the mission of Farm Sanctuary, the case of Conkin Dairy Farm and about factory farms in the USA. For more on Conkin Dairy, see this prior post. […]

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