USA: Treated Like Trash – Another Excellent ‘Mercy For Animals’ Undercover Investigation – ‘Grace’ was used, abused, and then discarded by the dairy industry. She Died After Having Her Calf Hauled Out of Her Body In Parts !




SAV comment – please give your full support to the excellent investigative work undertaken by Mercy For Animals.  Also please never forget the issue of ‘Ag gag’; this is the kind of abuse that some US states are trying to use to PREVENT the footage shown here from being exposed to the general public.  Time to kill Ag gag and time to stop immediately this kind of animal abuse and suffering.  Keep up your excellent work MFA.

Is your pizza topped with horrific animal cruelty? A new Mercy For Animals undercover investigation reveals shocking animal abuse at a milk producer for Leprino Foods – the world’s largest mozzarella cheese maker and major cheese supplier to Pizza Hut, Domino’s and Papa John’s.


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Photo – Grace – MFA.

Dear Mark,   


The dairy factory farm knew her as #4391.

But to me, her name was Grace.

Yesterday, Mercy For Animals broke my undercover investigation exposing heartbreaking cruelty to mother cows and their calves at a Leprino Foods dairy supplier. Cheese from Leprino ends up at Pizza Hut, Papa John’s, and Domino’s restaurants around the world.

Today I want to tell you the story of Grace, one of the cows I met during my time working this case. After reading her story, please give today to help us stop the suffering of other dairy cows just like Grace .

Grace was used, abused, and then discarded by the dairy industry.

She was treated as a mere machine  — not an individual worthy of love or kindness.

Like all dairy cows, Grace was impregnated and had her babies taken from her immediately after birth. She endured this trauma time after time after time.

When Grace’s milk production slowed, she was impregnated again and the heartbreaking cycle would continue. The dairy industry’s plan for Grace — and all other dairy cows confined on factory farms — was to push her to physical limits until she “ran dry,” and then send her to slaughter.

But Grace’s story ended differently.

One day I witnessed a worker examining Grace. I could tell by her frantic bellowing that something was wrong. Grace’s baby had died in her womb.

My supervisor told me he knew Grace’s condition was so bad that he should call a veterinarian, but he refused to do so. Instead, he decided to proceed without a veterinarian’s assistance.

And that’s when things went horribly wrong. 

The workers began removing the dead calf even though Grace’s body wasn’t ready to deliver her baby. She screamed in pain and strained in misery as the workers forcefully pulled the dead calf from her body —  piece by piece

I watched helplessly as workers used a chain to finish removing the calf’s body from Grace, making the prolonged, botched procedure even more excruciating for her. 

After what seemed like an eternity, her dead calf was removed and thrown into a truck.

Grace should have been examined and given medical care after her gruesome ordeal, but instead she was left to suffer without any care or kindness at all. Grace was treated like trash.


The next day, Grace died. 

I wish I could say that this horrific scene was unusual, but it’s not. Dairy factory farms regularly cut corners to maximize profit, and it is the animals who pay the ultimate price .

And that’s why I risk my safety to be an undercover investigator with Mercy For Animals. Because animals like Grace deserve a voice. They deserve justice .

But I can’t do this work alone. Now I need your support. I need you to stand with Mercy For Animals as they pursue justice on behalf of Grace, and all the other cows I saw being beaten, kicked, punched, and dragged by tractors at this factory farm.

Please, make a special donation today so we can stop this cruelty .

Mercy For Animals is at the forefront of the fight to protect cows from suffering in the dairy industry — and on all factory farms across the country. Their work is having a real impact, leading to prosecutions of animal abusers and international animal welfare policy changes.

Just last month, Nestle, the world’s largest food company, announced sweeping animal welfare policy changes that will affect thousands of suppliers in over 90 countries. This historic announcement came on the heels of an MFA investigation , just like mine, that exposed cruelty at a Nestle supplier.

Right now, MFA needs your help to go head-to-head with Leprino Foods, and its customers Pizza Hut, Papa John’s, and Domino’s, to push for similar changes that will impact millions of animals.


Help me protect animals like Grace. Please make a donation to Mercy For Animals today


You’re the only hope for animals suffering on factory farms. Please don’t let them down.



Undercover Investigator

P.S. Grace suffered horribly at the hands of the dairy industry. Please support MFA’s vital work to end cruelty to animals on factory farms by making a tax-deductible donation today . Do it for Grace







Live Exports – EU Live Farm Animal Transport Update 18/9/14.




EU live farm animal transport update 18/9/14.

Over the last couple of days, we have been in direct verbal contact with the office of Commissioner Borg (Brussels, Belgium) regarding our letter calling for a one off 8 hour maximum journey time for all farm animals in transport.

This morning, 19/9; we have had a telephone call from Brussels; who have confirmed receipt of our documentation and that our evidence is under consideration.  Commissioner Borg’s office has verbally assured us that the issues detailed in our letter are being addressed and that we will be provided with a formal written response in the near future.

When the letter arrives with us, we will be sharing it with you on this site.  If it is necessary to then follow up with Commissioner Borg in the form of further correspondence, then it will be done.

Following are the current posts we have produced on this very important issue of animal welfare throughout the EU.  As we have said, our view on the issue is that a reduction across the EU to a one off 8 hours maximum journey time would greatly reduce, or completely stop a lot of the current long distance animal transports which are being witnessed.  We have said in the past on our posts:

Whilst some (welfare organisations) may be taking a form of action towards their own national governments; we stress that EU wide legislation which applies to all member states is made in the EU Commission, Brussels, and not by individual member states just for the benefit of individual member states.  The EU may update or produce new legislation in the form of a new or amended ‘Regulation’ – and this has to be officially adhered to by all member states to ensure that EU standards are met and maintained.  If a member state does not / is shown not enforce the official regulation, then the EU (as a whole, via the Commission) can take action against any individual member state that shows non-compliance”.


We will be publishing the response to our documentation from Commissioner Borg as soon as we receive it on this site; including any further follow up response that we feel may be necessary.

MJ – SAV 18/9/14.