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Idaho's 'Ag-Gag' Bill: Shameful Attempt to Hide Animal Cruelty on Factory Farms

By Nathan Runkle

The images were shocking: workers at an Idaho dairy farm viciously beating cows with canes, jumping on their backs as they moaned in distress, kicking them in the face, and even dragging sick and injured animals across concrete flooring with chains attached to their necks.

It was animal cruelty, plain and simple. The images, captured on hidden camera by an investigator working with our organization, Mercy for Animals, led Idaho law enforcement to file criminal animal cruelty charges against multiple workers and a manager at Wendell-based Bettencourt Dairies.

But what’s perhaps more shocking than the footage is the …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green