Cows Allegedly Tortured and Abused at Dairy Farm Deserve Justice

Target: Bruce Colton, State Attorney for Okeechobee County, Florida

Goal: Demand that the men who allegedly beat and tortured cows at a dairy farm receive the maximum penalty by law.

Cows were allegedly beaten, stabbed, and burned at a dairy farm. Shocking video footage reportedly showed three men beating and stabbing cows with sharpened PVC pipe. Demand justice for these poor cows.

“Animals are being beaten with makeshift spears, with razor-sharp pieces of PVC, are being stabbed in the face and the private areas,” stated Animal Recovery Mission founder Richard Couto. Animal Recovery Mission workers obtained video footage of the alleged animal cruelty while working undercover at McArthur Dairy Farms. Per authorities, the video showed three men stabbing and hitting cows in the face and udder with sharpened PVC pipe. At one point, the video reportedly showed a man holding a flame to a cow’s udder, and authorities claim that cows were also burned alive and electrocuted.

The Okeechobee County Sheriff has charged Mario Hernandez, Fernando Lopez-Cruz, and Gilberto Dorante-Garcia with animal cruelty. A warrant has been issued for a fourth man, whose name has not been made public. Sign below and demand that Hernandez, Lopez-Cruz, and Dorante-Garcia receive the maximum penalty by law, if convicted.


Dear State Attorney Colton,

Cows were allegedly tortured, burned, and beaten at an Okeechobee County dairy farm. Gruesome video footage reportedly showed three men hitting and stabbing the cows with sharpened PVC pipe and burning the cows with a torch. We demand justice for these innocent cows.

The Okeechobee County Sheriff charged Mario Hernandez, Fernando Lopez-Cruz, and Gilberto Dorante-Garcia with animal cruelty after they allegedly tortured and abused cows at McArthur Dairy Farms. Shocking video footage, taken by undercover Animal Recovery Mission workers, reportedly showed the men stabbing the cows in the face and body and holding a flame to a cow’s udder. Per authorities, cows were also burned alive and electrocuted. The investigation is ongoing, and a warrant has been issued for a fourth unidentified man.

This horrific abuse must be punished. We demand that you seek the maximum penalty in this case.


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  1. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:


  2. Gigi Middlebrook says:

    Get these POS. This is why I don’t eat meat or drink milk anymore. Cretins like this deserve nothing and no mercy. Throw them in jail and maybe they will get the kind of treatment they deserve.

  3. Gigi Middlebrook says:

    This is truly heartbreaking to hear. I hate how these animals are treated on factory farms. I wish we could do the same thing to these POS.

  4. Sick, vile humans should cease to exist! Lock then up and throw away the key!

  5. Charge these criminals and lock them away for life. They are evil and mentally ill, taking out their frustrations on innocent farm animals. This act is reprehensible State of Florida prosecute these criminals to the fullest.

  6. Zara Newfield says:

    This deeply disturbed me I know alot of th S goes on it’s why I don’t eat meat. But that reduced me to tears it was like looking at how I would image hell. We should be ashamed as a race


  8. 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
    “If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.” St. Francis of Assisi

  9. Hope they get the in justice!! they deserve..nasty evil fooks

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