20 Charges of Animal Cruelty Filed Against Chilliwack Cattle Sales [VIDEO]
Chilliwack Cattle Sales, one of the largest dairy factory farms in Canada, has had 20 charges of animal cruelty filed against them as of March 1.
The charges are a result of an undercover investigation launched by Mercy For Animals in May 2014. The footage shows employees of the farm beating the animals, tormenting them by poking their wounds, and punching bulls in their testicles, among many other horrific abuses.
After the investigation concluded, according to Mercy For Animals, the organization reported the abuse they discovered as violations of British Columbia’s anti-cruelty laws to the British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BCSPCA). The BCSPCA then followed up by raiding the farm and advocated for charges to be filed. In this case, the charges are towards the owners of the facility, as well as to seven employees. According to Mercy For Animals, the owners and employees have been:
“Charged with violating sections 9.1(1) and 9.1(2) of the BC Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. If convicted, the owners and workers each face fines of up to $75,000, up to two years’ imprisonment, and up to a lifetime ban on owning animals.”
You can watch the undercover footage below. Note that due to its subject matter it is of course graphic:
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