The animal rights group Mercy for Animals has released a video of footage apparently taken at Conklin Dairy Farms in Marysville, OH, depicting animal abuse.

The Ohio Pork Producers Council (OPPC) supports the Ohio Dairy Producers Association and countless other agriculture groups in condemning this illegal and intolerable behavior.

“We are greatly disappointed by the actions of these farm employees and the poor image it portrays on livestock care in the state,” OPPC officials stated in a news release. “There are so many farms and families throughout Ohio that work hard each and every day to provide the best possible care for their livestock and produce safe, wholesome and affordable food for consumers.”

The OPPC release reminded producers to “review animal care standards with your employees and make sure your farm has Pork Quality Assurance Plus site status certification as just another reinforcement of your willingness to be proactive.” Producers are urged to contact the OPPC office for more information (www.ohiopork.org).

“Please take this situation and use it as an opportunity to evaluate the practices on your farm, and other farms in your community to see how you can make improvements and continue to maintain top quality care of your livestock,” the release urged.