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Wisconsin dairy helpers charged with cow abuse: Farm supplied to DiGiorno pizzas

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Four farmhands from a Wisconsin dairy farm were charged with abusing cows. Brown County, Wis. prosecuters have charged the Wiese Brothers Farm dairy workers with a total of 11 counts of animal cruelty, according to NBC News reports on Feb. 13.

The Nestle Company that produces DiGiorno pizzas had cut ties with the Greenleaf, Wis. – based dairy farm – their cheese supplier in Appleton, Wis. were made with the milk supplied from the abused cows – after a shocking video was publicly aired that resulted in their decision.

The disturbing footage of animal cruelty by the dairy workers was secretly taken by an undercover animal rights activist at Mercy for Animals; the video containing animal torture was exposed by NBC News in December 2013.

According to NBC News, “Abelardo Jaimes, Lucia Martinez and Misael Monge-Minero with three counts of mistreating animals and charged Crescencio Pineda with two counts of the same offense. Each count carries a maximum penalty of nine months in prison and a $10,000 fine. The defendants are scheduled to make their initial appearance in a Green Bay courtroom on March 4.

How do you feel about Mercy for Animals in their effort to help the consumer public be more aware of foods derived from tortured animals?

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