A graphic video was recently released depicting the torture of dairy cows at a factory farm in Ohio.
The undercover footage contains brutal scenes of helpless, trapped animals being beaten, kicked, stabbed with pitchforks and having their tails broken by a vicious farm worker. The Ohio Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) wrote in a statement:
"The actions depicted in the video footage from Conklin Dairy Farm in Plain City, Ohio, reflect clear and disturbing acts of animal cruelty. The actions of the individuals in the video are heinous, and they should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of Ohio's animal cruelty law."
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) also weighed in:
"Those handling animals must do so properly. The AMVA and its members have worked hard to get good animal-care practices implemented on the ground and will continue to do so," says Dr. Gail Golab, director of AVMA's Animal Welfare Division. "AVMA policy clearly states that anyone who deals with animals has an obligation to stop — and prevent — all forms of cruelty to animals."