So, now they're getting publicity for how quickly they "resolved" the
burials? OMG please. Why isn't Gary Conklin being charged
with anything? He was on the video repeatedly kicking a downed cow in
the face because "she would die if she lay there too long". Like she
wasn't going to slaughter. He just wanted to squeeze that last little
dime out of her.
CONKLIN DAIRY CATTLE SALES, LLC
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Saturday, May 29, 2010 02:51 AM
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
The state gave the
Conklin dairy farm five days to take care of an improper burial pit for its
dead cows or face more serious code violations, but the farm took care of
the problem in less than 24 hours.
Conklin Dairy Cattle Sales in
Union County has been under a microscope all week since an animal-rights
organization released video footage showing farm workers maliciously abusing
calves and cows.
As part of the criminal investigation into the
abuse, state agriculture inspectors were at the farm along Rt. 42 Thursday
and issued a citation because they found cow carcasses in a pit full of
Ohio law says the carcasses must be buried at least 4feet
deep. Inspectors returned yesterday at the farm's request. Owner Gary
Conklin had pumped the water from the pit and the dead animals had been
properly buried, said Cindy Kalis, spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of
She said the pit contained enough bones and
carcasses that it was unclear how many animals were there.
only person charged in the case is 25-year-old Billy Joe Gregg of Delaware,
who was fired Wednesday after the video surfaced. An undercover employee of
Mercy For Animals taped the footage.
Gregg is charged with 12
counts of animal cruelty and remains in jail on a $100,000 bond. He is due
back in Marysville Municipal Court on June 10.
Director Tim Aslaner said the investigation continues.
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