Police investigate alleged animal abuse at famous farm

FAIR OAKS, Ind. (AP) — Police are investigating alleged animal abuse after an animal rights group released graphic video showing workers kicking and throwing young calves at an Indiana dairy farm that’s a popular destination for school field trips.

Animal Recovery Mission says an investigator for the Miami-based group secretly recorded the disturbing footage last year while working at Fair Oaks Farms, which Food & Wine magazine has called the “Disneyland of agricultural tourism.”

The group says the footage shows the “daily mistreatment of the resident farm animals” at the farm’s dairies about 70 miles (113 kilometers) south of Chicago.

Fair Oaks Farms founder Mike McCloskey says four employees seen in the video have been fired and actions have been taken to prevent further abuse.

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the alleged abuse.

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