On Friday, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals released a video depicting what it says amounts to abusive practices and deplorable conditions on Adirondack Farms in New York, which supplies dairy to cheese companies such as Cabot and McCadam. The footage, captured during an undercover investigation in late 2011 and early 2012, allegedly shows farm workers engaging in abusive behavior—hitting cows with poles and sharp objects and dragging one cow approximately 25 feet using a skid steer. The organization says it has contacted the owners of the farm, urging them to discipline the accused employees and implement stronger animal-welfare policies at its facilities.
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