We see the undercover investigation videos of animals being violently tortured everyday with no one being held responsible...until now.
A new Mercy For Animals undercover video reveals how animals are treated at a livestock auction in California, showing a continuous pattern of cruelty, egregious violence and severe neglect.
Hidden-camera footage secretly recorded by an MFA undercover investigator working at Ontario Livestock Sales outside of Los Angeles, California, reveals:
"Downed" animals – those too sick or injured to even stand or walk on their own – being left to slowly suffer and die without food, water or veterinary care.
Sick, injured and dying animals being kicked, pushed and dragged into transport trucks to be sold and slaughtered for human consumption.
Workers throwing, beating, stomping on and kicking animals in the face and body.
Baby goats being carelessly picked up by their necks and then kicked or tossed around.
Workers grabbing, dragging and throwing animals by their heads, necks, ears, horns, tails, and legs; and birds stuffed into bags and goats, sheep and other animals overcrowded into small pens, forcing animals to stand on and even trample each other.
California prohibits auctions from selling or holding "downed" animals that are too sick or injured to walk, but at this auction, these animals were sold, transported and left to suffer and die for extended periods of time.
Downed animals are more likely to carry diseases that threaten public health if allowed to enter the human food supply.
After the investigation, the MFA alerted law enforcement authorities to the violations at the California livestock plant to which seven employees and the auction's owner have been charged with a total of 21 counts of animal cruelty.
Shout-out to the MFA as they continue to expose these cruel practices that have become commonplace in plants across the world.