Mercy For Animals has released a new undercover video revealing the abuse and neglect of farm animals at a California livestock auction. The footage, captured at Ontario Livestock Sales, one of the oldest and largest livestock auctions in Southern California, shows workers beating, dragging, and throwing goats, sheep, and other animals in a clear violation of the state’s cruelty laws. Furthermore, the video reveals “downed” animals—sick or injured animals whose sale is prohibited in California—being neglected, then consequently sold. Following a criminal investigation into MFA’s allegations, the auction’s owner and seven employees have been charged with 21 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty.
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