Animal Cruelty at its worst. Video.

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New Undercover Dairy Video reveals Savagery in Ohio.

from May 25, 2010

Mercy For Animals just released a new undercover cruelty video, this time from Conklin Dairy Farms in Plain City, Ohio. I’ve watched in their entirety every undercover cruelty video I’ve ever blogged about, but I had to stop this one after twenty seconds—witnessing this unspeakable viciousness could cause lasting psychological trauma. Animal welfare expert Bernard Rollin says:

This is probably the most gratuitous, sustained, sadistic animal abuse I have ever seen.

Two immediate reactions. First: I’ve little doubt that we’re going to see at least one lengthy prison term as a result of this video. Second, Ohio’s farm lobby might as well drop its opposition to the Ohioans for Humane Farms ballot initiative. With this video’s release, it’s now impossible to argue that animal agribusiness in Ohio is capable of policing itself.

If you’ve got it to spare, please throw Mercy For Animals a donation. And please do whatever you can to share this video with others—the animals tortured in this video need us to make sure their agonies are not ignored. This sort of undercover footage, and the need to quickly publicize it, is exactly why I believe every serious animal advocate must have Facebook and Twitter accounts. Link.

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About Roger Wolsey

Roger Wolsey is a free-spirited GenX-er who thinks and feels a lot about God and Jesus. He’s a progressive Christian who identifies with people who consider themselves as being “spiritual but not religious.” He came of age during the “Minneapolis sound” era and enjoyed seeing The Replacements, The Jayhawks, Husker Du, The Wallets, Trip Shakespeare, Prince, and Soul Asylum in concert—leading to strong musical influences to his theology. He earned his Masters of Divinity degree at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, CO. Roger is an ordained pastor in the United Methodist Church and he currently serves as the director of the Wesley Foundation campus ministry at C.U. in Boulder, CO. He was married for ten years, divorced in 2005 and now co-parents a delightful 10-year old son. Roger loves live music, hosting house concerts, rock-climbing, yoga, centering prayer, trail-running with his dog Kingdom, dancing, camping, riding his motorcycle, blogging, and playing his trumpet in ska bands and music projects. He's recently written a book Kissing Fish: christianity for people who don't like christianity


8 Responses to “Animal Cruelty at its worst. Video.”

  1. BrotherRog says:

    Why they filmed themselves doing that is beyond me, but not as unfathomable as what they were doing while being filmed.
    Things like this, and the ongoing rapes in the tent cities in Haiti, etc., put a very real check to my otherwise optimistic sense about humanity. We may not be as depraved and wretched as the Calvinists claim we are, but as a species, we certainly have our shadow sides – and if we don't own and befriend them, acting out such as this is what happens.

  2. BSaeger says:

    It's hard to fathom how a person can do such things…. and yet at the same time there is a part of me that is filled with such rage toward them that I want to see these men tied up and beaten in the same manner that they chose to abuse the cows….. yes Roger, we do have our shadows.

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  4. Vinny says:

    These guys will get 72 virgin men screwing them in heaven man.

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  7. Zoe says:

    Not so poor. Interesting points right here

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