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Coincidence or choreography?

Date: 
Fri, 09/19/2014

Animal rights group visits New Mexico with an abuse video and press conference, and it all seems totally scripted.

by Dennis Halladay, Hoard’s Dairyman Western Editor

There are no coincidences when animal activists are involved. A reminder of that came again this week when the undercover video circus moved to Albuquerque, N.M., looking more neatly scripted than ever.

Chapter one was a secret video taken by a Mercy for Animals investigator at Winchester Dairy near Dexter, N.M., during August and September, using what appears to be a fisheye button or pen camera. It is unknown whether the activist was an employee, and if so for how long they had worked there.

The video shows a wide range of animal treatment, some of which are mischaracterized for the benefit of clueless viewers. But there is also egregious treatment of downer cows with loaders and throwing of calves into a pickup bed. Read more


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