PETA Exposé Reveals Systemic Cruelty at Dairy Farm Cooperative Exporter
For Immediate Release:
April 3, 2018
Tokyo — A newly released PETA video exposé featuring footage from a dairy farm supplying Norco—a major Australian milk cooperative that exports yogurt to AEON in Japan—shows a worker violently bludgeoning a calf to death with a hammer, sick and lame animals left for days without badly needed veterinary treatment, and a live cow being dragged by the neck through the mud after repeated attempts to kill her with a bolt gun failed.
“Cows on this farm suffered greatly and for no reason,” says PETA’s Ashley Fruno. “All calves born on dairy farms are treated cruelly: They’re torn away from their mothers and slaughtered. If we drink cow’s milk, that’s what we’re supporting.”
In Japan, Norco sells yogurt under its own brand name. Assorted Norco products are also sold in China, the Philippines, Australia, and New Zealand.