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Ohio dairy farm worker accused of beating cows with crowbars, charged with animal cruelty

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Here's a video of the abuse, for all those who can stomach it,

http://www.mercyforanimals.org/ohdairy/

For those that can't here's the summary,

During a four-week investigation between April and May, MFA's investigator documented farm workers:

  • Violently punching young calves in the face, body slamming them to the ground, and pulling and throwing them by their ears
  • Routinely using pitchforks to stab cows in the face, legs and stomach
  • Kicking "downed" cows (those too injured to stand) in the face and neck – abuse carried out and encouraged by the farm's owner
  • Maliciously beating restrained cows in the face with crowbars – some attacks involving over 40 blows to the head
  • Twisting cows' tails until the bones snapped
  • Punching cows' udders
  • Bragging about stabbing, dragging, shooting, breaking bones, and beating cows and calves to death

Here's the thing, the charged worker, Billy Joe Gregg Jr., "faces has a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail and a $750 fine". Is this disturbing to anyone else, that these crimes are only recognized as misdemeanors in Ohio, and not felonies?

Article I quoted from:
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/05/26/ohio-dairy-farm-worker-accused-beat...