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According to the latest Humane Society video, some cows at the New Mexico auction facility were prodded, or dragged by a chain being pulled by a tractor. The investigator, who worked at the facility in May, claims to have observed three downed cows sold after being brought into the auction area by force.
“At every turn, we have found appalling abuses of spent dairy cows,” said Wayne Pacelle, the Humane Society’s president and chief executive. “No longer can anyone in government, or in the livestock industry, claim that this is an isolated abuse.”
Three cows too sick or weak to stand were sold at the Portales Livestock Auction in Portales, N.M., the Humane Society of the United States said. Such cows pose increased risk for mad cow disease, E. coli and other infections, partly because they typically wallow in feces and their immune systems often are weak.
Originally posted by Roper
The first animal had trapped itself between the gate and the fence and you have to get them to back up to free them.
Originally posted by DimensionalDetective
reply to post by Roper
This wasn't PETA that investigated and filmed this, it was the Humane Society. If you don't take their word for it, then whose do you? I would say the video speaks volumes by itself, even without the commentary.