Activist Who Recorded Animal Abuse Video Was Hired To Train Farm Employees

November 19, 2014 10:40 AM
Activist Who Recorded Animal Abuse Video Was Hired To Train Farm Employees

A person hired to train farm workers in proper animal handling techniques was actually an under-cover activist for Mercy for Animals, reports the Shawano, Wis. Leader. The activist, according to farm employees, participated in the alleged abuse.

The video was recorded last summer on the Birnamwood farm of Alan Andrus by Los Angeles-based Mercy for Animals. Portions of the video were released last week.

Authorities sought to interview the Mercy for Animals activist, but the group would not make him available to police.

After reviewing the video, no charges were filed because none of the activities, though “questionable,” rose to the level of prosecution of a crime.

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Bruce Jackspn
Lockesburg, AR
11/19/2014 06:17 PM

  If abuse is happening why would that person not report it if they/person really cared about animals . It would seem they care more about media attention than truly about animals .

C Hostetter
Rockwood, PA
11/19/2014 08:37 PM

  Bruce, I agree


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