Fair Oaks Farms

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Natural Prairie Dairy is responding to an undercover video of its Texas farm released by animal cruelty activists on Tuesday. The dairy plans to open another farm in Newton County. The dairy says one employee has been suspended pending further investigation — and there could be more. 

Newton County Sheriff's Office via AP

KENTLAND, Ind. (AP) — A man accused of abusing calves at an Indiana dairy farm that's a popular agritourism destination is in federal immigration custody.

Newton County jail officers transferred 36-year-old Edgar Gardozo-Vasquez to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody on July 19 after he posted bond.

ICE spokeswoman Nicole Alberico says that the Mexican national will remain in ICE custody pending the outcome of accusations that he's in the country illegally.

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The group that investigated animal cruelty at Fair Oaks Farms has now released a video from Natural Prairie Dairy. Activists with Animal Recovery Mission (ARM) hope to prevent the company from opening a farm in Indiana. 

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A witness says an undercover activist at Fair Oaks Farms told farm workers to abuse animals in order to get footage for his investigation.

Newton County Sheriff's Office via AP

The Newton County Sheriff’s Department said Wednesday that one of the three fired workers, Edgar Gardozo-Vasquez, 36, of Brook, was taken into custody and is being held at the Newton County Jail on a felony charge of torturing or mutilating a vertebrate animal and misdemeanor animal cruelty.

The department says U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement has placed a hold on Gardozo-Vasquez. It says there are outstanding warrants for two other former Fair Oaks workers

It’s not clear whether Gardozo-Vasquez has an attorney who might comment on his behalf.

A Second Video Of Fair Oaks Farms Is Released By Animal Rights Group

Jun 12, 2019
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(WARNING: Video contains content that users may find disturbing.) 

3 Ex-Workers Charged With Animal Cruelty At Indiana Dairy

Jun 10, 2019
Animal Recovery Mission

FAIR OAKS, Ind. (AP) — Three former employees of a large northwestern Indiana dairy have been charged with animal cruelty following the release of undercover video showing workers kicking and throwing young calves, officials said Monday.

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FAIR OAKS, Ind. (AP) — A famous northwestern Indiana dairy farm's home delivery service has temporarily suspended deliveries, in part to protect drivers it says are facing harassment following the release of graphic undercover video showing workers abusing calves.

Animal Recovery Mission

FAIR OAKS, Ind. (AP) — Video exposing alleged animal abuse at a famous northwestern Indiana dairy farm is politically motivated, said an Indiana lawmaker who drafted legislation in 2013 that would have barred undercover video filming at the state's agricultural operations.

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Fair Oaks Farms released its own video response following footage showing animal abuse at the company’s operation.

Fair Oaks Farms in northwest Indiana is under investigation after an online video showed animals being abused.

Update: Video Spurs 3 Retailers To Pull Fairlife Items

Jun 5, 2019
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NEW:

FAIR OAKS, Ind. (AP) — At least three retailers are pulling Fairlife products from their shelves after an animal rights group released video showing workers kicking and throwing young calves at an Indiana dairy farm.

Fair Oaks Farms in northwestern Indiana is the flagship farm for Fairlife, a national brand of higher protein, higher calcium and lower fat milk.