An undercover investigator from the organization Animal Recovery Mission (ARM) filmed horrific animal abuse at Fair Oaks Farm in northern Indiana. Fair Oaks has long dismissed our concerns about animal treatment on their farm but that mountain of lies has come crashing down with the release of this investigation report.
The investigator witnessed “extreme abuse” and they reported that it was “evident that it was the normal way to do business.” A few highlights from the report, which you can read here: ARM Investigation Report of Fair Oaks Farm.
- Despite their denials, Fair Oaks does, in fact, take newborn calves from their mothers and send them to be slaughtered for veal, but not before suffering terrible violence at the hands of the workers.
- “Calves were pushed, thrown, slapped, kicked and slammed to the ground.”
- Newborn calves were force fed and beaten to death.
- Calves were witnessed being “stabbed and beaten with steel branding irons, faces and bodies burned with hot branding irons.”
- “If a cow as too sick to produce milk, employees were instructed to shoot the cow,” many of which did not immediately die and suffered for hours.
- Employees were trained to keep parts of their operations hidden from the public with the threat of being fired. This included the transport process and dumping dead bodies in a hidden dump area.
- Supervisors were witnessed using cocaine on the property and the supervisors sold illegal drugs (including marijuana grown on site) to the surrounding communities.
Thanks so much to the hard working and courageous investigative team that exposed Fair Oaks for the abusive, lying propaganda machine that it is. Please visit their website at https://animalrecoverymission.org to follow this story.
Fair Oaks Farm has already released a statement attempting to continue to mislead you. As is often the case they are trying to blame the abuse on a few “bad actors” who they will take disciplinary action against and commit to training their workforce. Make no mistake, these practices are standard through the entire dairy industry.
Link to the undercover video below.
Video from Animal Recovery Mission