24 Apr '11, 9pm

Undercover Video of Abuse on Texas Cattle Ranch

On the heels of recently proposed legislation in Florida and Iowa that would make the filming or photographing of factory farm operations a crime, comes an undercover video made by Mercy for Animals (MFA) at a Texas cattle ranch. The video is so graphic and disturbing you must be forewarned; it will take courage to watch it. The sudden, loud sound of a pickaxe slamming down on the head of a young calf in the opening moments of the film is appalling. According to Mercy for Animals some of the horrors that occurred were: Workers bludgeoning calves in their skulls with pickaxes and hammers -- often involving 5 to 6 blows, sometimes more -- before rendering the animals unconscious 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 ...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/animal-welfare/blog/undercove...

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