Dairy abuse video causes worker education push

Dairy abuse video causes worker education push

Dairy abuse video causes worker education push

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on May 5, 2013 at 4:25 PM

TWIN FALLS - An associate professor and extension dairy specialist at the University of Idaho says more education for dairy employees on animal welfare is likely following an undercover video at a south-central Idaho dairy showing mistreatment of animals.

Mireille Chahine tells The Times-News that she is looking at it as an opportunity to educate workers and provide materials so they know how to do a good job.

In January, a former employee at Bettencourt Dairies' Dry Creek Dairy in Hansen pleaded guilty to misdemeanor animal abuse after an undercover video shot by an animal rights group showed workers stomping, dragging and beating cows inside a milking barn.

The video was shot using a hidden camera by a member of Mercy for Animals who got a job at Dry Creek Dairy for a few weeks last summer.

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