Dairy Cows Allegedly Beat With Metal Rods by Workers Deserve Justice

Target: Adam H. Putnam, Commissioner of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Goal: Call for the closure of a farm where cows were allegedly beaten with rods and kicked in the head.

An undercover video taken at a Florida dairy farm appears to show multiple cows getting kicked in the head and struck with rebar wielded by farm employees. In the disturbing footage, the animals at Larson Dairy appear to be hit multiple times as they are forced into cramped milking stalls. Other cows in the video appear to be too weak to stand on their own power. We must demand justice for these innocent animals.

According to the narrator on the video, the footage shows that “dairy supervisors and milkers beat, stab and torment dairy cows with steel construction rebar,” and that “the sharp metal rods pierce and penetrate the cows’ bodies.” If these allegations are found to be true, this farm must be prevented from continuing its operations.

Reports of similar abuse are sadly all too common in the dairy industry. If these animals are to have any hope for a brighter future, we must take a stand and demand that the authorities overseeing this industry take action. Sign this petition to demand that Larson Dairy be shut down immediately if these allegations are proven to be true.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Commissioner Putnam,

A number of cows appear to have been maliciously beaten as shown on an undercover video taken at a farm in Okeechobee County. The footage allegedly shows farm workers at Larson Dairy kicking cows in the head and beating them with metal rods to force them into their milking stalls. If these allegations are true, this farm must not be allowed to continue its abusive practices.

Similar cases of abuse are known to occur far too often in the dairy industry, and in far too many cases the perpetrators go unpunished. We urge you to take a stand for these innocent creatures. Please ensure that a full investigation of this farm takes place and that it is shut down if any of these allegations are found to be true.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Keith Weller/United States Department of Agriculture

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52 Comments

  1. Sooo where is the video at?? All I see is the written article. Using the “appears” several times makes me think that this is ether staged or this employee was disgruntled and wants to start trouble.

    • Jody Ferreira says:

      I have seen the video it was horrifying the tied up cows and kept punching them for hours in the face and body it made me literally sick I was a mess for over a week to think ppl can b so cruel to animals that way or any way

  2. Stop abuse of farm animals. Teach children to be vegan in elementary

  3. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    How bout we beat u with a rod❓😠
    Signed & shared 😡

  4. Dennis O'Neill says:

    Do the right thing.

  5. Matthew Mckelley says:

    Eye for an eye!

  6. I really pray that if found any inhumane acts done on Amy animal,That the place be shut down owner and any person doing harm be jailed over 3 years and heavy fine

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