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The BC SPCA have recommended charges against a dairy farm in Chilliwack, B.C.

The BC SPCA have recommended charges against a dairy farm in Chilliwack, B.C.

Secret video captures animal abuse in Chilliwack.

Charges of animal cruelty are pending against eight workers at Canada's largest dairy farm in Chilliwack, after undercover video captured workers using chains, canes, rakes and fists to abuse dairy cows.

The BC SPCA says Criminal Code charges were recommended for wilfully causing "unnecessary pain, suffering and injury" after their officers viewed the footage (shot by non-profit group Mercy for Animals Canada) and visited the farm last week.

“The images in the undercover video are extremely disturbing and highlight an urgent need for better standards to protect farm animals in B.C. from abuse and neglect,” said Marcie Moriarty, the BC SPCA’s chief prevention and enforcement officer. 

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