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Are your Burger King purchases funding horrific animal abuse? A new Mercy For Animals investigation reveals sadistic animal abuse at a major Burger King dairy supplier in Idaho that has led to three workers being charged with cruelty to animals.

This undercover investigation documented:

  • Workers and management viciously beating and shocking cows and violently twisting their tails in order to deliberately inflict pain
  • Workers and management repeatedly shocking a downed cow and then dragging her by her neck using a chain attached to a tractor
  • Extremely unsafe and unsanitary conditions, including feces covered floors that cause cows to regularly slip, fall, and injure themselves
  • Sick or injured cows suffering from open wounds, broken bones and infected udders left to suffer without proper veterinary care

More Information

In August 2012, an undercover investigator with Mercy For Animals documented heartbreaking animal abuse at Bettencourt Dairies, a major Burger King dairy supplier, including:

  • Workers and management viciously beating, kicking, punching, and shocking cows and violently twisting their tails in order to deliberately inflict pain
  • Workers and management dragging a downed cow by her neck using a chain attached to a tractor
  • Extremely unsafe and unsanitary conditions, including feces-covered floors that cause cows to regularly slip, fall, and injure themselves
  • Sick or injured cows suffering from open wounds, broken bones, and infected udders left to suffer without proper veterinary care

Expert Opinions

After reviewing the undercover footage, Dr. Temple Grandin, the world's leading expert in farmed-animal welfare, stated: "The atrocious treatment of cows at this dairy is an indicator of a total lack of management supervision."

In a joint statement, Dr. Bernard Rollin, a distinguished professor of animal sciences at Colorado State University, and William Wailes, a dairy specialist and head of the Department of Animal Sciences at Colorado State University, declared: "Of the dozens of such videos that we have watched, this one was the most horrific and the most upsetting. ... Never have we seen such outright sadistic pleasure taken by workers in animal suffering."

Ditch Dairy

Far from leading the carefree lives portrayed in the dairy industry's "happy cow" commercials, cows exploited and killed for Burger King's cheese endure lives of near constant misery and deprivation.

Treated as mere milk-producing machines, these intelligent and social animals suffer almost unimaginable abuse from the time they are born and ripped from their mothers' sides until they are so physically worn out from repeated pregnancies and constant milk production that they are sold for slaughter.

Although horrific cruelty and violence are standard practice for Burger King's cheese suppliers, caring consumers can help end the needless suffering of cows and other farmed animals by choosing any number of healthy and humane plant-based alternatives to milk, cheese, and ice cream. Visit ChooseVeg.com to learn more.

http://www.burgerkingcruelty.com/act-now.php

 

Act Now

  • Ditch Dairy! - Every time we sit down to eat, we can choose compassion over cruelty. Adopting a diet free of dairy-as well as meat and eggs-is perhaps the single most important and powerful action you can take to prevent needless cruelty to animals.

Visit ChooseVeg.com for helpful tips, recipes, and more information about choosing healthy and humane plant- based alternatives to milk, cheese, and ice cream.

  • Tell Burger King to Stop Torturing Cows - Urge Burger King to immediately implement meaningful animal welfare standards that prohibit dairy suppliers from kicking, punching, and shocking cows, dragging and abusing "downed" cows, and painfully cutting off cows' tails, and to require facilities to provide a safe, clean, and sanitary environment for cattle.

A breaking Mercy For Animals investigation of Bettencourt Dairies - a cheese
supplier to Burger King - was shown on news outlets across the country and
overseas yesterday, exposing millions to the harsh reality of abuse
inflicted upon animals imprisoned by the dairy industry.

Our hidden cameras revealed workers viciously beating cows, and repeatedly
shocking a downed cow and dragging her by her neck, and sick and injured
cows suffering from open wounds, broken bones, and infected udders left to
suffer without proper veterinary care.

As a result of our video, three workers--including a manager of the
dairy--have been charged with criminal cruelty to animals.

But that is not all.

The corporations buying products from Bettencourt have taken notice! Our
investigation has prompted Kraft to ban the cruel and unnecessary practice
of tail docking from its supply chain.

This is historic news.

Kraft now stands as the first major corporation to require a mandatory
phase-out of this abhorrent practice that causes immeasurable and lifelong
suffering to dairy cows.

And, in a statement issued yesterday, Wendy's announced that it intends to
sever all ties with Bettencourt Dairies after being 'appalled by the images
depicted in the video.'

At MFA, we believe that all animals deserve to live lives free from harm and
suffering. So we continue to take on multibillion-dollar industries that
profit off the abuse of animals--and we win.

With your help MFA will continue to seek justice for those who suffer in
silence behind the locked doors of factory farms.

Your contributions allow MFA to continue to send our brave undercover
investigators into America's factory farms and capture on hidden camera the
despicable truths that animal abuse industries work so diligently to hide.
Our work in corporate outreach and legal advocacy builds on our
investigations and wages wars against cruel factory farms that result in
critical and groundbreaking change for farmed animals.

Please lend your support and be a voice for innocent, suffering, sentient
beings like the dairy cows of Bettencourt Dairies, who rely on MFA's
lifesaving work.

Please make a tax-deductible donation today to help fund MFA's vital efforts
on behalf of farmed animals. Thank you for standing with us as we strive
towards a future in which all animals receive the respect and compassion
they so rightly deserve.

With gratitude,

Nathan Runkle
Executive Director

Mercy For Animals | 8033 SUNSET BLVD, STE 864 | LOS ANGELES | CA | 90046

also: http://www.evana.org/index.php?id=75629


A breaking Mercy For Animals investigation reveals sadistic animal torture at Bettencourt Dairies--a Burger King dairy supplier in Idaho.

The investigation has already led to three workers, including a manager of the dairy, being charged with criminal cruelty to animals.

MFA's hidden camera captured:

Workers and management viciously beating and shocking cows and violently twisting their tails in order to deliberately inflict pain

Workers and management repeatedly shocking a downed cow and then dragging her by her neck using a chain attached to a tractor

Extremely unsafe and unsanitary conditions, including feces-covered floors that cause cows to regularly slip, fall, and injure themselves

Sick or injured cows suffering from open wounds, broken bones, and infected udders left to suffer without veterinary care

Far from leading the carefree lives portrayed in the dairy industry's 'happy cow' commercials, cows exploited and killed for Burger King endure lives of near constant misery and deprivation.

Treated as mere milk-producing machines, these intelligent and social animals suffer almost unimaginable abuse from the time they are born and ripped from their mothers' sides until they are so physically worn out from repeated pregnancies and constant milk production that they are sold for slaughter.

MFA is urging Burger King to immediately implement meaningful animal protection guidelines for all dairy suppliers, including zero tolerance for animal abuse, care for 'downers,' and an end to mutilations without painkillers. Burger King has the power and the moral responsibility to help end some of the worst forms of animal abuse in the dairy industry.

Click here to sign the petition telling Burger King to take a stand against blatant animal abuse. Then share the undercover investigation video with friends, and encourage them to take action, too.

After urging Burger King to make this important animal protection policy change, consider making a few changes of your own. The most powerful choice that compassionate people can make to help cows is to ditch dairy in favor of healthy and humane vegan alternatives to milk, cheese, and ice cream.

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