New video shows pile of dead cows at dairy farm accused of abuse
ARM releases video of inhumane treatment at Burnham Dairy Farm
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – The Animal Recovery Mission released new video Thursday showing a pile of dead cows that it claims came from a Florida dairy farm in the same town where another farm was recently accused of inhumane treatment.
ARM investigators are expected to speak more about their undercover investigation at Burnham Dairy Farm during a news conference in Deerfield Beach. The farm is located in Okeechobee, where another farm was recently exposed by ARM.
Publix announced last week that it has suspended raw milk deliveries from Larson Dairy Farm after ARM released video showing workers kicking and beating the cows.
The most recent video shows a worker force-feeding seemingly malnourished cows and calves. It also shows the cows being kept in flooded cages. One of the wet, newborn calves can be seen shivering in the cold air.
ARM investigators said the milking barns' walls and equipment are covered in feces, and many of the calves are kept in enclosures with dead cows.
"Cruelty to animals has no place in agricultural practices," state veterinarian Dr. Michael Short said in a statement. "The welfare of animals in agriculture is a vital part of farmers and ranchers' responsibility to be good stewards of all of God's creatures."
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