Eight workers to be fired after Mercy for Animals Canada releases video of abuse of cattle in Chilliwack
(Editor's note: Warning—the video below is extremely disturbing.)
Canada's largest dairy operator says it will take action after undercover video revealed workers kicking, whipping, and punching animals at its factory farm in Chilliwack.
Mercy for Animals Canada released the video, which was taken by a former employee.
Chilliwack Cattle Sales says it will fire eight workers who are seen mistreating the animals.
The opening scene shows a cow being pulled up by its neck by a front-end loader as an employee hoots with joy.
On its website, Mercy for Animals Canada has a message to Saputo, which buys from Chilliwack Cattle Sales, calling on the company to "adopt meaningful animal welfare policies for its dairy suppliers".
That includes "zero tolerance for animal abuse", "proper care and treatment of sick and downed animals", and "video monitoring systems streamed live on the Internet to prevent abuse".