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The Los Angeles Times reports that "four dairy workers at a Wisconsin farm linked to Nestle were charged with animal cruelty after being caught on hidden camera beating, whipping and cutting animals." The four employees have been charged with 11 counts of animal cruelty.

According to the story, "The workers belonged to Wiese Brothers Farms in Greenleaf – a dairy that supplied a cooperative named Foremost Farms. Foremost Farms is a cheese supplier to Nestle’s pizza division, which makes the DiGiorno brand."

When the video first went viral late last year, Nestle immediately cut ties to the farm, and decried the animal cruelty, saying it goes to great lengths to audit such situations and would "not do business with companies that do not adhere to our strict standards, and we are always looking for ways to do better."
KC's View:
I'm not big on corporal punishment, but I do think that if these clowns are convicted, part of the sentence ought to include beating, whipping and cutting.

I also want to reiterate another point.

Wisconsin is not a state that has passed so-called "two party consent laws," which make it illegal for organizations to shoot and distribute such videos. Such laws are as appalling as the behavior they are designed to protect.

Companies like Nestle, I believe, ought to go on the record as being against two party consent laws, and make statements like the following: "Such videos are never comfortable to watch. Such videos often reflect badly on our businesses. But such videos also, unfortunately, sometimes are necessary because they expose unethical and illegal behavior that otherwise might be hidden in the shadows. And so, while such videos may cause us some bad moments in our offices, they help to eliminate much worse moments for the animals that are being mistreated, and in such cases, the ends justify the means. Justice Louis Brandeis was right when he said, 'Sunlight is the best disinfectant'."

They ought to go on the record with such statements. But I'm not guessing that it is likely.