Dairy Producers in the Chino Valley, CA 4/5/09

Sunday, April 5, 2009 - 19:00
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Animals’ Angels investigators continued through the valley and found thousands of little calves confined in tiny wooden boxes. The calves have no contact with their mothers, or to other calves, and spend all day in their confinement. The mortality rate is high and the investigators saw numerous dead calves discarded at the different dairies that day. At some operations, the mud was so deep that it was above the cows’ knees and the animals struggled to walk. Cows were observed giving birth without assistance. Many cows were limping badly and the condition of their feet was deplorable. The size of these operations combined with not enough and often untrained employees is a feeding ground for several severe animal welfare concerns