Four men have been charged with cruelty to animals after undercover video showed workers at a southern New Mexico dairy whipping cows with chains and wire cables and kicking and punching the animals.
The Roswell Daily Record reports that the four were charged Monday. They were employees of the former Winchester Dairy LLC near Dexter.
All four men are scheduled to be arraigned May 11.
The farm ceased operations in September after an undercover investigation by Mercy For Animals documented employees whipping, kicking, stabbing and shocking the animals.
After the video was released, the dairy said in a statement that animal care and well-being are central to its operations.