Conklin Dairy Farms Cruelty: Day Two Coverage

Three updates on the Conklin Dairy Farms cruelty case. First, a worker accused of carrying out some of the video’s abuse was arrested this morning.

Second, the dairy has issued a statement in response to the video:

As fourth-generation farmers, our family takes the care of our cows and calves very seriously. We take equally seriously the allegations that have been made about our farm operation and the mistreatment of our animals.

“We have conducted an initial review of the video that the activist group has released. The video shows animal care that is clearly inconsistent with the high standards we set for our farm and its workers, and we find the specific mistreatment shown on the video to be reprehensible and unacceptable.

…The trust of our customers in the way we operate our farm, care for our herds and produce quality, safe milk is of critical importance to us, and we will work to maintain that trust as we address this issue.

You can’t maintain what’s already shattered.

And third, CNN’s Jane Velez-Mitchell will cover the story on her show tonight, at 7:00 PM eastern time. I’ll post a link to the video when it’s online.