Jane Velez-Mitchell interviews Richard Cuoto, founder of ARM, about dairy calf abuse scandal

SOURCES:  janeunchained.com and Animal Recovery Mission (ARM)

From janeunchained.com: “Undercover investigators from Animal Recovery Mission documented abuse at Fair Oaks Farm in Fair Oaks, Indiana, one of the largest dairies in the U.S. which produces dairy products for the Fairlife milk brand – which is produced, marketed and distributed by the Coca-Cola Corporation. The product is now being pulled off of some store shelves. Undercover investigators for Animal Recovery Mission report the following abuses were witnessed on virtually a daily basis: Employees were observed slapping, kicking, punching, pushing, throwing and slamming calves; calves were stabbed and beaten with steel rebars, hit in the mouth and face with hard plastic milking bottles, kneed in the spine, burned in the face with hot branding irons, subjected to extreme temperatures, provided with improper nutrition, and denied medical attention. This resulted in extreme pain and suffering by the calves, and in some cases permanent injury and even death. Animal Recovery Mission calls on the Coca-Cola Corporation, which claims to have a progressive stance on animal welfare, to end their relationship with Fairlife Corporation and cut their ties with the veal industry.”

Jane Velez-Mitchell’s interview with Richard Cuoto, founder of Animal Recovery Mission (ARM), on JaneUnChained, is here:  


Animal Recovery Mission‘s investigation video (Warning: Graphic images) is here:


A SIDE NOTE:  In 2016, Fair Oaks Farms CEO Gary Corbett headlined at the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) Animal Care and Handling Conference.  One of the sponsors of this conference was the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.

Fair Oaks Farms is in Fair Oaks, Indiana.  Fair Oaks Farms and Fairlife founder, Michael J. McCloskey, was on Pres. Trump’s rural and agriculture advisory committee, along with Indiana native Forrest Lucas, founder and CEO of Lucas Oil (and founder of the pro-horse slaughter group Protect the Harvest).  Vice President Mike Pence, who was Governor of Indiana, oversaw this committee.

McCloskey and his companies “contributed more than $325,000 to state and federal campaigns and political action committees in the past 10 years. That includes nearly $100,000 to Vice President Mike Pence during his time as Indiana governor, about $22,000 to Gov. Eric Holcomb’s campaign and $10,000 to Pence’s Great America Committee.”

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  1. And more here:

    “Ida-Beef faces USDA suspension after botched slaughter” · COLIN TIERNAN ctiernan@magicvalley.com

    “”The most recent bungled slaughter happened May 29. The USDA Food Safety Inspection Service’s Consumer Safety Inspector reported that a worker’s first stun attempt hit the cow’s skull, but did not kill the animal. The cow remained conscious and began crawling away, without making any audible sounds.”



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