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.


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.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Keith Weller/United States Department of Agriculture

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  1. Why can’t I sign? My email address is in the Cherokee language, spelled correctly.

  2. Toni Snnowden says:

    Arrests should be made too

  3. I am unable to sign.My email is correct

  4. It won’t let me sign in

  5. Carolina g dharod says:

    all dairy farms should be shut down. we kill these poor animals for ones satisfaction

  6. WTF is wrong with these people they should get fired the company should be shut down for ever

  7. Evil people in this world!shut this place down!

  8. Diane hall says:

    This is just cruel torture…it won’t let me sign for some reason cause of my email…but this needs to stop immediately

  9. Patricia Boyer says:

    Don’t treat animals with cruelty! They all deserve love

  10. Stop drinking milk. I use Almond milk it’s very good.

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