Shut Down Dairy Farm Where Workers Allegedly Beat Cows With Metal Rods

Target: Adam H. Putnam, Commissioner of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Goal: Call for the closure of a farm where cows were allegedly beaten with rods and kicked in the head.

An undercover video taken at a Florida dairy farm appears to show multiple cows getting kicked in the head and struck with rebar wielded by farm employees. In the disturbing footage, the animals at Larson Dairy appear to be hit multiple times as they are forced into cramped milking stalls. Other cows in the video appear to be too weak to stand on their own power. We must demand justice for these innocent animals.

According to the narrator on the video, the footage shows that “dairy supervisors and milkers beat, stab and torment dairy cows with steel construction rebar,” and that “the sharp metal rods pierce and penetrate the cows’ bodies.” If these allegations are found to be true, this farm must be prevented from continuing its operations.

Reports of similar abuse are sadly all too common in the dairy industry. If these animals are to have any hope for a brighter future, we must take a stand and demand that the authorities overseeing this industry take action. Sign this petition to demand that Larson Dairy be shut down immediately if these allegations are proven to be true.


Dear Commissioner Putnam,

A number of cows appear to have been maliciously beaten as shown on an undercover video taken at a farm in Okeechobee County. The footage allegedly shows farm workers at Larson Dairy kicking cows in the head and beating them with metal rods to force them into their milking stalls. If these allegations are true, this farm must not be allowed to continue its abusive practices.

Similar cases of abuse are known to occur far too often in the dairy industry, and in far too many cases the perpetrators go unpunished. We urge you to take a stand for these innocent creatures. Please ensure that a full investigation of this farm takes place and that it is shut down if any of these allegations are found to be true.


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Photo Credit: Keith Weller/United States Department of Agriculture

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  1. Surely, those people ought to know that if they want milk from those cows they need to treat them well!!!

  2. Put them behind bars and Shut down that farm due to these beatings. DEMAND body cams in all workers, I’m only buying from farms that treat animals well. I want public lists of those who do to …..with the rest!

    This vile abuse is common and the dairy industry is heinous! Every year, millions of baby calves are torn away from their mothers and slaughtered so SELFISH HUMANS can consume the milk that was meant for them. Buying milk and any other dairy products such as butter, cheese, yogurt, ice cream etc, supports horrific abuse and the murder of these beautiful and gentle animals. Please give up all dairy, save the animals and put these bastards out of business.

  4. Gigi Middlebrook says:

    As Sir Paul McCartney says: “If slaughterhouses had glass walls everyone would be a vegetarian. That is why I don’t eat beef anymore or ham or lamb or veal. These animals are treated horribly before dying. WHY//////

  5. Where do these malicious evil sociopaths grow? Who breeds so-called humans without sensitivity, compassion and empathy for other living species. Cows are sweet gentle creatures. What kind of freaks could kick them in the head and beat them with steel rods?!–very cruel psychos! Those who cause such suffering do not belong in any type of civilized society–even as bad as Florida has become!

    This hell-hole should be closed down, and the brutes injuring innocent cows deserve maximum punishment. They are dangerous to ALL vulnerable living beings!

  6. Barton Dixon says:

    “If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals.” Albert Einstein
    “Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character; and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.” Authur Schopenhauer

  7. shut don this hell hole and get those cows some where safe and looked after properly

  8. gabriela torres says:

    If they are ‘undocumented’ send them back to where they come from after they spend some time in jail — otherwise throw them in jail, no bail whatsoever …

  9. Shut LARSON Dairy down, these dairy farms have gotten away with abuse long enough. People DEMAND JUSTICE for these atrocities against the innocent cows. DO SOMETHING!!! No more excuses.

  10. Not only shut down this horribly cruel place but put these cowards behind bars. Animals do not deserve this type of treatment from anyone. Shame on them for being so cruel. may they get their just punishment.

  11. Kathy Khoshfahm says:

    Adam – Please take a stand for justice and investigate these allegations. This world is Hell on Earth for most animals, but you are in a position to make a difference for these dairy cows and every other animal whose short, miserable lives are spent being tortured. Fuck the almighty dollar! Show the world that the he Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services WILL NOT tolerate animal abuse and murder…

  12. Their milk is for their babes, not for humans, and their suffering and the blood of their calves is on the hands of all who drink of it.

  13. These farm workers must be fired immediately, if these deeds of theirs are confirmed to be true. They must be forbidden to work with animals. A court should mandate that they be seen by a psychiatrist for evaluation, to determine if they could be a potential danger to humans as well .


  15. Report the abuse and the abusers to the Police.


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