I am a middle school teacher in Campbell River and I am disgusted by the animal abuse shown in the recent news at the Chilliwack Cattle Sales farm.. I am unable to show the video in my class as it is so disturbing that the teens would be traumatized. Kicking animals for sport, seeing who can kick the hardest, yelling and screaming at them, raking, hammering, and beating them with shovels and whips when a less harmful method would work. then leaving the beaten animal in its own pile of excrement from being scared to death and letting other animals trod on it as they are pushed and beaten as well and have no way to avoid stepping on the creature. How are these employees being trained and repeatedly allowed to do this? and if you watch the video you can tell that this is not their first time doing this. They are all really comfortable with the event. You will most likely hire them back after their little suspension. Shame on you!
Child molesters lose their right to be near children. These men should be banned from owning or being near animals.
And those 2 vets who claimed to see nothing? Good heavens. Their licences should be revoked for this.
Cameras. If you are really committed to coming clean, put up cameras with 24/7 live feed to the public of all the areas in your farm. You should expose any criminal behaviour. That is what I teach my students.
I am going to start a full scale boycott of dairy and animal products in my personal life. Additionally I am going to educate children about how to intervene for abused animals anywhere in society. Bullying should never be tolerated. That is one of our school mandates. Whether it is towards each other or animals. One more time I have to explain an adult's cruel behaviour.
I am going to start to campaign school districts to avoid Dairy Land products in any way I can.
. We absolutely must have these conditions improved and stand up for animals much better than this. No human being should be this evil to a harmless subservient animal. Are These people mentally ill? We need to publish these individual employee's names and make these names public so that nobody ever hires them to work with animals. The farm name and the names of the 2 vets who inspect regularly but somehow missed the evidence are sadly associated with public shame now. Those torture houses / dairy farms must start being more accountable to the law for what is happening. They should be held completely responsible for these crimes.
I have begun the process of appealing to our MLA to have cameras installed in slaughter house/dairy farms in every area because unfortunately some employees are grossly incompetent in their responsibilities of caring for these animals that they make money from. I will continue my campaign until I see this happen.