WI dairy farm accused of abuse fires 2 workers - WKOW 27: Madison, WI Breaking News, Weather and Sports

WI dairy farm accused of abuse fires 2 workers

Photo: WBAY-TV Photo: WBAY-TV

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A Wisconsin dairy farm says it has fired two employees and barred a third from handling animals after video shot by an undercover activist showed workers hitting, kicking, stabbing and whipping cows.

The animal rights group Mercy For Animals released the video Tuesday. Director of Investigations Matt Rice says it was shot in October and November at Wiese Brothers Farm in Greenleaf, Wis.

Footage has been turned over to the Brown County Sheriff's Office. Capt. David Konrath says his department is investigating the group's allegations of abuse.

The farm also faces business repercussions. It supplies milk to cheesemaker Foremost Farms, which sells to Nestle USA, maker of DiGiorno frozen pizza.

Nestle spokeswoman Deborah Cross says her company has asked Foremost not to send it cheese made from Wiese Brothers' milk.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WKOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Anna Engelhart at 608-661-2767. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.