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USAn arrest has been made in the Fair Oaks Farms animal cruelty case

04:30  13 june  2019
04:30  13 june  2019 Source:   cnn.com

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He said that Fair Oaks Farms “ has cooperated completely in our attempts to identify and interview all persons involved in the Graphic photos of animal cruelty at Fair Oaks Farms . "I am disgusted by and take full responsibility for the actions seen in the footage, as it goes against everything that we

Three people have been charged in connection with animal cruelty at Fair Oaks Farms , according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office. The charges stem from an undercover video released last week by the animal rights group Animal Recovery Mission, which shows calves being thrown, kicked in the

An arrest has been made in the Fair Oaks Farms animal cruelty case© Animal Recovery Mission

One suspect has been arrested in connection with the animal cruelty investigation at Fair Oaks Farms, after an undercover animal welfare investigator released video of employees abusing calves, the Newton County Sheriff's Office announced on Wednesday.

In the video from inside Fair Oaks Farms, the biggest dairy producer in Indiana, employees appear to be kicking, pushing and slamming newborn calves to the ground.

Edgar Gardozo-Vasquez, 36, of Brook, Indiana, was taken into custody on charges of animal cruelty, a misdemeanor, and torturing or mutilating a vertebrate animal, a felony. The Sheriff's Office says there are still outstanding warrants for two other suspects in the case, Santiago Ruvalcaba Contreros and Miguel Angel Navarro Serrano.

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After the videos were made public, Fair Oaks Farms ' founder Mike McCloskey took responsibility for the abuse in a Facebook post, stating that the "I am disgusted by and take full responsibility for the actions seen in the footage, as it goes against everything that we stand for in regards to responsible

The video was filmed by a member of Animal Recovery Mission, which had an undercover investigator get a job at Fair Oaks Farms from August to November of last year in order to expose animal cruelty . The video also shows filthy conditions in the calves’ pens, overcrowded transport trucks

The graphic footage came from an Animal Recovery Mission (ARM) investigator who gained employment working with calves at Fair Oaks Farms. After the video surfaced, the Newton County Sheriff's Office launched an independent investigation into allegations of animal cruelty.

Gardozo-Vasquez is currently being held at Newton County Jail and has an Immigration Customs Enforcement hold, according to the sheriff's office.

CNN attempted to seek comment from Gardozo-Vasquez, but it was unclear if he had legal representation.

Last week, Fair Oaks Farms founder Mike McCloskey said five employees were responsible for committing multiple instances of animal cruelty. Four were Fair Oaks employees, and they have all been terminated, McCloskey said.

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3 charged in animal cruelty case at Fair Oaks dairy farms , police say. (WLS) -- Charges have been filed against three individuals in an alleged animal cruelty case at an Indiana In the statement, McCloskey said after reviewing the video he was able to identify five people committing "multiple

CHICAGO (CBS)– Three people have been charged in connection with animal cruelty at Fair Oaks Farms , according to the Newton County, Ind., Sheriff’s Office. Animal Recovery Mission claims supervisors and owners at Fair Oaks were aware of and even took part in the animal abuse.

"I am disgusted by and take full responsibility for the actions seen in the footage, as it goes against everything that we stand for in regards to responsible cow care and comfort," McCloskey wrote in a Facebook post. "The employees featured in the video exercised a complete and total disregard for the documented training that all employees go through to ensure the comfort, safety and well-being of our animals."

The Jasper County Sheriff's Office and Indiana State Police are assisting the Newton County Sheriff's Office in their ongoing investigation.

An arrest has been made in the Fair Oaks Farms animal cruelty case© Newton County Sheriffís Office Edgar Gardozo-Vasquez

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