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(Some Cow)   Animal rights group plants workers in a cattle farm to secretly videotape felony abuse of the cattle, then send video to the county prosecutor. There was indeed animal abuse in the video- mostly committed by the animal rights group's plants   (newsbug.info) divider line
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2019-06-22 8:30:05 PM  
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2019-06-22 8:31:56 PM  
So that's the definition of a petaflop.
 
2019-06-22 8:33:23 PM  
There's nothing more dangerous than a radical.

And the ones that would have you believe that they're "good people" are the most dangerous of them all.
 
2019-06-22 8:38:14 PM  
Aw, I was expecting a story about Sir David Attenborough caught balls-deep in a heifer... am disappoint.
 
2019-06-22 8:42:08 PM  

Madman drummers bummers: So that's the definition of a petaflop.


Go play in the manure pond.
 
2019-06-22 8:44:24 PM  
Gee, you'd think they're taking lessons from all the PeTArds, IFAW, HSUS and Big Cat Rescue shills that have been infiltrating zoological parks and sanctuaries for years.

Never let facts get in the way of the agenda. :P
 
2019-06-22 8:50:50 PM  
That's not really what the article, or investigators, said, since three of the dairy's employees are up on charges, and four were fired either before the film was submitted, or based on the film. It's one (1, uno) person who claims it was all a false flag thing, encouraged by ARM. 

But mischaracterizations like that are pretty typical for some of the bacon-gobbling, land-whale subbies on Fark.
And it's not like most commenters actually read the articles.
 
2019-06-22 8:58:52 PM  
Funny you hear stories of PETA protesters assaulting little old ladies in fur, but I have never heard of them trying to pick a fight with burly leather-wearing bikers
 
2019-06-22 9:03:02 PM  

BonoboJeezus: That's not really what the article, or investigators, said, since three of the dairy's employees are up on charges, and four were fired either before the film was submitted, or based on the film. It's one (1, uno) person who claims it was all a false flag thing, encouraged by ARM. 

But mischaracterizations like that are pretty typical for some of the bacon-gobbling, land-whale subbies on Fark.
And it's not like most commenters actually read the articles.


You can prove anything with facts
 
2019-06-22 9:04:32 PM  

Thong_of_Zardoz: There's nothing more dangerous than a radical.

And the ones that would have you believe that they're "good people" are the most dangerous of them all.


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2019-06-22 9:05:14 PM  
From the article:

"After the release of the video, [Farm owner] McCloskey released several statements and video taking full responsibility for his company and that he plans on installing video cameras throughout the farm. He said he also plans to hire an animal welfare specialist to periodically visit the farm to ensure "this activity never happens again.

A day after the first video was released, Jewel-Osco and several other retailers began pulling Fairlife milk and other products from Fair Oaks Farms from their shelves."

I did not see anything suggesting the investigating group was engaging in animal abuse.
 
2019-06-22 9:07:38 PM  
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Anything for the cause.
 
2019-06-22 9:09:04 PM  
Subs is full of shiat. What's next?
 
2019-06-22 9:11:58 PM  
I always assume pro-lifers and animal rights activists are lying about the "facts" behind their respective causes.

Because of experience, that's why.
 
2019-06-22 9:15:40 PM  

gonegirl: I always assume pro-lifers and animal rights activists are lying about the "facts" behind their respective causes.

Because of experience, that's why.


Didn't read the article, did you?
 
2019-06-22 9:16:11 PM  

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Anything for the cause.


This guy is behind a good bit of the anti-animal-welfare advocacy.
 
2019-06-22 9:19:56 PM  

gonegirl: I always assume pro-lifers and animal rights activists are lying about the "facts" behind their respective causes.

Because of experience, that's why.


Except, that's not what happened here in the least, subby pulled that out of his ass. But yes, many times that does prove to be the case.

It happens to eventually to many causes. Some people will convince themselves that its "for the greater good" and that the ends justify the means. And they're wrong.
 
2019-06-22 9:32:38 PM  
Could have paid a couple of outport 'by's a couple hundred bucks to beat some seals to death with clubs then have a photo shoot with a dead seal while they were at it. One of McCartney's wives tried posing with a live pup and got bit real bad.
Father was District Chief for the Gulf of St. Lawrence in the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. The department was totally in favor of the hunt and knew what happened.
 
2019-06-22 9:45:52 PM  
"A third party witness has come forward to corroborate the allegations made by a suspect that the ARM employee encouraged or coerced the behavior depicted in the portions of the video that have been released publicly. Detectives continue to investigate these claims through additional interviews and written discovery."

So it's an allegation by the defendant and his friend, right... and this is the headline
 
2019-06-22 9:55:11 PM  
At least this time the cattle didn't murder each other fighting at the fences, like happened with the mink farms.
 
2019-06-22 9:56:00 PM  
Example of violent plant

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2019-06-22 10:01:23 PM  
They did that in Saskatchewan back in the 90s. They broke into a horse farm and trashed it, whipped the horses badly so they had bleeding wounds and then videotaped it as footage of "what actually goes on at a horse farm". Literally everyone who has or knows someone who has horses went "Yeah, horses are really expensive, nobody is going to treat their horses like that and keep them in those kind of conditions".
 
2019-06-22 10:14:25 PM  

xander450: Subs is full of shiat. What's next?


Next, outraged self-righteous commenters only read the fark headline and not the article.
 
2019-06-22 10:20:34 PM  

Locklear: "A third party witness has come forward to corroborate the allegations made by a suspect that the ARM employee encouraged or coerced the behavior depicted in the portions of the video that have been released publicly. Detectives continue to investigate these claims through additional interviews and written discovery."

So it's an allegation by the defendant and his friend, right... and this is the headline


Because the newest employee can so easily coerce the rest of the workers into abusing animals when that wasn't standard practice.  That's the headline all right, but it certainly doesn't match the facts in the article.
 
2019-06-22 10:21:35 PM  
Here's an idea from someone who has visited a few slaughter-houses.

Don't treat your employees worse than you expect the animals to be treated.

Yeah, that's still no excuse for abusing animals, but the creatures I felt sorry for in the slaughterhouse were the people who had to do the same thing over and over all day long especially that young woman slicing open bladders and draining the urine out of them.

And I never saw the conveyor belt stop.  Of course not, why should it stop?  People start panicking when production stops for whatever reason.

/Also, you should never get into an argument with someone who spends 8 hours a day with a knife in their hands
 
2019-06-22 10:37:00 PM  
PETA people are Vegans right???

More like "Closet Meat Beaters"!!
 
2019-06-22 10:38:27 PM  

LewDux: BonoboJeezus: That's not really what the article, or investigators, said, since three of the dairy's employees are up on charges, and four were fired either before the film was submitted, or based on the film. It's one (1, uno) person who claims it was all a false flag thing, encouraged by ARM. 

But mischaracterizations like that are pretty typical for some of the bacon-gobbling, land-whale subbies on Fark.
And it's not like most commenters actually read the articles.

You can prove anything with facts


Is that a fact?
 
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2019-06-22 10:38:36 PM  

ThrobblefootSpectre: xander450: Subs is full of shiat. What's next?

Next, outraged self-righteous commenters only read the fark headline and not the article.



From other comments, and my own reading of the article, I figured the outrage came because the fark headline misrepresented the article.
 
2019-06-22 10:44:34 PM  
Too bad there are no cameras around to help these kids out..but would any photos make any difference? This is human beings, children, being treated worse than animals.

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2019-06-22 10:49:46 PM  

ThrobblefootSpectre: xander450: Subs is full of shiat. What's next?

Next, outraged self-righteous commenters only read the fark headline and not the article.


I don't even read the headline.
 
2019-06-22 10:58:23 PM  

ThrobblefootSpectre: xander450: Subs is full of shiat. What's next?

Next, outraged self-righteous commenters only read the fark headline and not the article.


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2019-06-22 11:03:52 PM  

Thong_of_Zardoz: I don't even read the headline.


Well....ummmm.......okay then.  Carry on.
 
2019-06-22 11:11:21 PM  
Headline completely misrepresented the article.

Subby is a straight-up lying propagandist.

Huckabeast? is that you?
 
2019-06-22 11:49:30 PM  
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2019-06-23 4:10:51 AM  
What I'd like to know is how they go about selecting the locations for these 'investigations'.  Do they operate under the assumption that all organizations will have abuse?  Do they select the most likely candidate to suffer financial setback?
 
2019-06-23 6:17:00 AM  

Kriggerel: Gee, you'd think they're taking lessons from all the PeTArds, IFAW, HSUS and Big Cat Rescue shills that have been infiltrating zoological parks and sanctuaries for years.

Never let facts get in the way of the agenda. :P


Wife works at a zoo on the administration side of things but has been an educator in the past that worked directly with the animals. Anyways, she's wanted to be a zoo keeper for a long time now and started looking around at other facilities to see what was out there - Big Cat Rescue was one. Just reading their website - holy shiat the red flags that shot up immediately for both of us, just yikes.  They don't even try to hide the derp.
 
2019-06-23 6:59:40 AM  

yet_another_wumpus: Locklear: "A third party witness has come forward to corroborate the allegations made by a suspect that the ARM employee encouraged or coerced the behavior depicted in the portions of the video that have been released publicly. Detectives continue to investigate these claims through additional interviews and written discovery."

So it's an allegation by the defendant and his friend, right... and this is the headline

Because the newest employee can so easily coerce the rest of the workers into abusing animals when that wasn't standard practice.  That's the headline all right, but it certainly doesn't match the facts in the article.


Did you miss the part where the suspect in custody has an immigration detainer from ICE?  Or do you think no one takes advantage of illegal immigrants by threatening to report them?

(The other two named suspects aren't in custody, but the police have warrants for their arrest, so it's pretty likely the guy with the immigration detainer is the one who says he was coerced.)
 
2019-06-23 11:56:59 AM  

Lumber Jack Off: Kriggerel: Gee, you'd think they're taking lessons from all the PeTArds, IFAW, HSUS and Big Cat Rescue shills that have been infiltrating zoological parks and sanctuaries for years.

Never let facts get in the way of the agenda. :P

Wife works at a zoo on the administration side of things but has been an educator in the past that worked directly with the animals. Anyways, she's wanted to be a zoo keeper for a long time now and started looking around at other facilities to see what was out there - Big Cat Rescue was one. Just reading their website - holy shiat the red flags that shot up immediately for both of us, just yikes.  They don't even try to hide the derp.


Indeed, and just a little rudimentary google-fu will reveal just how deep that particular rabbit hole actually goes, from Don Lewis' mysterious disappearance, all the way up to the more recent stories about that walking dumpster-fire, who styles himself as "Joe Exotic" allegedly having tried to take out a contract on BCR's "founder" Carole (Lewis) Baskin.
For me, the deal-breaker was the adoption of the "Management to Extinction" paradigm, sometimes referred to as "Dignified Extinction." That was the "fark this, I'm out" point, although there are a few BCR die-hards right here on this board, who will quite gladly tell you how they're truly doing Gaia's Work, and are above and beyond criticism or questioning.
 
2019-06-23 3:53:07 PM  
I heard Orion Samuelson, radio hall of fame agricultural broadcaster report on this, gleeful at the reporting that the activists "supposedly encoraged the abuse".

After his report, the segment host asked him ' But Orion, you wouldn't abuse an animal if someone encouraged you, would you?'.

He said, "We'll, I don't know...". I could tell his response made the dj despondent.
 
2019-06-23 4:57:36 PM  

DeathByGeekSquad: What I'd like to know is how they go about selecting the locations for these 'investigations'.  Do they operate under the assumption that all organizations will have abuse?  Do they select the most likely candidate to suffer financial setback?


I assume it's like how religious zealots always know where all the wickedness is
 
2019-06-23 8:00:01 PM  

Kriggerel: Lumber Jack Off: Kriggerel: Gee, you'd think they're taking lessons from all the PeTArds, IFAW, HSUS and Big Cat Rescue shills that have been infiltrating zoological parks and sanctuaries for years.

Never let facts get in the way of the agenda. :P

Wife works at a zoo on the administration side of things but has been an educator in the past that worked directly with the animals. Anyways, she's wanted to be a zoo keeper for a long time now and started looking around at other facilities to see what was out there - Big Cat Rescue was one. Just reading their website - holy shiat the red flags that shot up immediately for both of us, just yikes.  They don't even try to hide the derp.

Indeed, and just a little rudimentary google-fu will reveal just how deep that particular rabbit hole actually goes, from Don Lewis' mysterious disappearance, all the way up to the more recent stories about that walking dumpster-fire, who styles himself as "Joe Exotic" allegedly having tried to take out a contract on BCR's "founder" Carole (Lewis) Baskin.
For me, the deal-breaker was the adoption of the "Management to Extinction" paradigm, sometimes referred to as "Dignified Extinction." That was the "fark this, I'm out" point, although there are a few BCR die-hards right here on this board, who will quite gladly tell you how they're truly doing Gaia's Work, and are above and beyond criticism or questioning.


There's a wolf sanctuary near Colorado Springs that fortunately does tremendous work, especially with Grey Wolves, which were on the brink of extinction. They do tours but you can also sign up to meet with some of the wolves in person. The wolves ae happy and healthy and enjoy interacting with people and each other.

They also have a fox sanctuary adjacent to the wolf one; the foxes have a huge enclosure designed with features that foxes seek out in the wild, including a "fox highway," which was a covered bridge with chicken wire on the sides that was elevated over the path up to the offices.

I never realized how much foxes REEK; almost as bad as skunks.

There's also a big cat sanctuary about 15 miles east of the Springs, but I never had a chance to visit there.
 
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