Second video released showing alleged animal abuse at Fair Oaks Farms

Picture from ARM Second Video

In regards to the new video, Capt. Shannon Cothran with the Newton County Sheriff's Office told News 18 "this is the first we've seen of it."

Posted: Jun 12, 2019 9:50 AM
Updated: Jun 12, 2019 1:47 PM

FAIR OAKS, Ind. (WLFI) — Animal Rescue Mission released a second undercover video Wednesday showing alleged animal abuse at Fair Oaks Farms. It comes a little over a week after ARM published a video showing men kicking, throwing and abusing cows at the facility.

The new video shows alleged abuse during the milking of cows. The video can be seen here, however viewer discretion is advised.

In regards to the new video, Capt. Shannon Cothran with the Newton County Sheriff's Office told News 18 "this is the first we've seen of it."

ARM claims they spent three months undercover at the farm. They released the following statement with the video:

“Fair Oaks Farms Dairy Adventure operators educate their guests that dairy cows on their farms enjoy comfort and relaxation due to their innovative carousel milking system. This couldn't be further from the truth. The Fair Oaks Farms and Fairlife adult cows live in sheer misery. Deprived of simple medical care, aid, and any form of compassion, the mother cows live sad, painful lives in the hands of Fairlife. Fairlife and the dairy industry are the last true concentration camps left on earth.”

News 18 has attempted to contact Fair Oaks about the second video, but they have not responded. Following the first video, Fair Oaks Founder Mike McCloskey said in a statement posted on Facebook that they knew ARM filmed on the property prior to the release of the video last week. The employees were fired before the video was posted. It is unclear if Fair Oaks was aware of the second video. 

The Newton County Sheriff's Office charged three men in connection to the first video. Deputies are looking for 31-year-old Santiago Ruvalcaba Contreros, 36-year-old Edgar Gardozo Vazquez and 38-year-old Miguel Angel Navarro Serrano. All three are charged with a misdemeanor. 

The sheriff's office noted that interviews with other persons of interest are also being conducted. News 18 reached out to the sheriff's office regarding the second video and we have yet to hear back.

A news conference with ARM is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon in Indianapolis. News 18 will be there and will bring you more information on News 18 at 5 and 6. 

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