The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) is to investigate a local dairy farm after undercover footage reveals 'horrific scenes' of abuse.
Undercover footage, published by animal-rights organization Surge, appears to show workers on C J & G R Carnell Farm in Slapton, Buckinghamshire, repeatedly punch and kick dairy cows and calves
Surge says the most 'disturbing' parts of the footage include a cow having water hosed into her ears and face while held in an insemination rack, a man beating a cow's face with his crutches, and children being present while newborn calves are mishandled, sworn at, and force-fed.
Footage from the dairy farm
"The footage seen here shows not only a flagrant violation of the safety of these animals but points to the wider systemic issues found throughout the whole dairy industry, such as the separation of newborn calves from their mothers," Co-director of Surge, Ed Winters, said in a statement sent to Plant Based News.
"The dairy industry likes to call February 'Februdairy', attempting to deceive consumers into believing a false narrative about how animals are treated within the industry. But for all of the dairy industries claims of transparency, investigators have proven that the hidden realities of what happens to cows on dairy farms are anything but transparent."
Plant Based News has contacted C J & G R Carnell Farm for comment.
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are prepared in the author's capacity and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Plant Based News itself.Reuse this content
Liam is a writer and poet from the north of England. His work has been featured in Gay Times Magazine, Attitude Magazine, Oh Comely, and The Huffington Post. He loves vegan mac and cheese more than anything else in the world.
Since you're here...
Plant Based News is a FREE service that receives millions of views each week on Youtube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, our weekly newsletter and this website. This takes a lot of our personal time, money and hard work. But we do it because we KNOW it makes a difference. If those following our reporting helped by contributing, we could do even more. Please consider supporting us so we can create further awareness about animal rights, environmentalism, ethical consumerism and the plant-based lifestyle. Not a false narrative - but information that empowers people to make better choices.