PETA Exposé Reveals Systemic Cruelty at Dairy Farm Cooperative Exporter
For Immediate Release:
April 3, 2018
Manila — A newly released PETA video exposé featuring footage from a dairy farm supplying Norco—a major Australian milk cooperative that exports ice cream to Rustan’s Supermarket in the Philippines—shows a worker violently bludgeoning a calf to death with a hammer, sick and lame animals left without needed veterinary treatment for days, 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 typical farm suffered greatly and with no justification,” 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 dairy milk, that’s what we’re supporting.”
In the Philippines, Norco sells ice cream under its own name brand. Assorted Norco products are also sold in China, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand.