Valley News: Online Petition, Boycott Reported As Pressure Mounts On Chilliwack Dairy Industry

By June 15, 2014Valley News

CBC News is reporting an online petition demanding action by the dairy industry after animal cruelty charges were suggested against eight employees of Chilliwack Cattle Company owned by the Kooyman family of Chilliwack.

A boycott is also reported to be being considered against Saputo, one of Chilliwack Cattle Company’s largest customers.

[excerpt] More than 90,000 people have signed an online petition calling for dairy companies to take action after disturbing video surfaced showing workers abusing cows at a B.C. dairy farm.

The petition was launched by Mercy for Animals Canada after it released undercover video last week showing workers physically abusing cows at Chilliwack Cattle Sales, which describes itself as Canada’s largest dairy farm and supplies brands including Saputo and Dairyland.

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