SMN: Having a cow: PETA accuses local dairy of animal cruelty; inspectors say otherwise

From the Smoky Mountain News

Having a cow: PETA accuses local dairy of animal cruelty; inspectors say otherwise

by Holly Kays

Swarming flies. Cows trudging through knee-deep manure. Lame legs, an overgrown hoof, blood oozing from a nose. Bones protruding from emaciated bodies. There’s no denying that the picture painted in a recently released video from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals was a grim one.

“PETA received a tip from someone with knowledge of the conditions for the animals and of the animals. Then we went and took a look for ourselves at the farm,” said Dan Paden, evidence analysis manager for PETA. “That shocking footage of the emaciated, lame cows trudging through their own manure was what resulted.”

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