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Cow Abuse: Undercover PETA Investigation Allegedly Reveals Brutal Treatment At Adirondack Farms (WATCH)

03/15/2012 06:09 pm ET | Updated Dec 10, 2012

The animals rights group PETA released a shocking video today that allegedly shows workers at a dairy factory farm brutally abusing a number of livestock.

The video was allegedly taken in late 2011 and early 2012, during an undercover investigation of Adirondack Farms, LLC, in Clinton County, New York. According to PETA, their investigator discovered workers routinely used poles and canes to hit cows in the face, udder, torso, hindquarters and limbs when leading them around.

A manager of the facility was also allegedly caught on video as he repeatedly electro-shocked a cow in the face. The same manager, according to the animal rights group, called another cow a "dumb bitch," jabbed it in the ribs with a screwdriver and used a skid steer to drag it approximately 25 feet.

When PETA's investigator questioned the manager about the practices, he alleged said, workers can "get carried away with" striking cows.

Also caught on tape were cows with bloody vaginal prolapses that were covered with pus and manure. The animals, according to PETA, were left to suffer, untreated, for almost three months.

PETA has notified Adirondack Farms' owners of the alleged abuses and asked them to take appropriate disciplinary action. The organization also wants them to notify employees that no form of cruelty will be tolerated.

Adirondack Farms did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Huffington Post Thursday.

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