Mercy for Animals Video: Hart, Texas

I really hate to write about this, but I don’t think it’s something I can leave unsaid. Mercy for Animals has done another undercover animal investigation, this time of a calf farm that raises animals for use in dairy farms. The farm is in Hart, Texas, between Lubbock and Amarillo. The video they released yesterday is horrifying. I was only able to watch the first few seconds of it, and even that haunted me all last night.

According to Mercy for Animals, the video shows workers
  • Workers bludgeoning calves in their skulls with pickaxes and hammers – often involving 5 to 6 blows, sometimes more – before rendering the animals unconscious
  • Beaten calves, still alive and conscious, thrown onto dead piles
  • Workers kicking downed calves in the head, and standing on their necks and ribs
  • Calves confined to squalid hutches, thick with manure and urine buildup, and barely large enough for the calves to turn around or fully extend their legs
  • Gruesome injuries and afflictions, including open sores, swollen joints and severed hooves
  • Ill, injured and dying calves denied medical care
  • The budding horns of calves burned out their skulls without painkillers
  • MFA has turned their evidence over to local law enforcement, but how many other similar farms are there out there without undercover investigators documenting cruelty like this?

    The video is here on MFA’s website. It plays immediately when you click on it.

    One thought on “Mercy for Animals Video: Hart, Texas

    1. Why is it so difficult to get news stations to uncover farms like this in our own backyards?

      Why are farm standards not the same as human standards?

      I do not necessarily want to be a vegan or vegetarian, but my entire family will if this is my only option. How can I feel like a good mother when I am providing my babies dairy milk that belongs to a baby calf that is left to die in agony because they cannot be provided a swift and humane death? I do not see how one life is different than the next.

      I have reached out to numerous TV stations with the video of the rescue video of the 4 calves from this farm (I believe). I think that if there were a better way to target the women/mothers of households on this, you might find even greater success.

      Thank you for all that you do.

      Mali Chi – Tomball, Texas.

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