Retailers pull Fairlife dairy after investigation finds horrific calf abuse

A slew of retailers pulled Fairlife products following an undercover investigation at Indiana-based Fair Oaks Farms, a Fairlife Corporation dairy producer that is distributed by The Coca-Cola Company. Retailers that no longer sell Fairlife products include Tony’s Fresh Market, Family Express and Jewel-Osco, Chicago’s largest grocery chain. Tuesday, an animal rights organization animal recovery mission (ARM) has released the first part of its undercover investigation, a four-minute video that shows workers at Fair Oaks Farms – which previously billed itself as an ethical dairy farm – beating, suffocating, stabbing and burning newborn calves. born, among other extreme cases of abuse and neglect. “At Jewel-Osco, we strive to maintain high animal welfare standards in all areas of our business and work in partnership with our suppliers to ensure these standards are met,” a Jewel spokesperson said. – Osco. TODAY. Fair Oaks Farms founder Mike McCloskey responded to the survey with disbelief and revealed that four of the five employees pictured in ARM’s video had been terminated, saying future steps would be taken to ensure workers are properly trained. “Calf abuse is by far the worst baby abuse we have ever seen undercover, in any investigation, anywhere in the world,” said ARM founder Richard Couto. “Nothing is worse than Fair Oaks Farms.” While Fair Oaks Farms initially claimed the incident was limited in scope, Couto explained that animal abuse is rampant throughout the dairy operation and backed up his claim with today’s release of a one hour video illustrating further abuse by many Fair Oaks Farms employees and managers.

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