During July and September of 2017, ARM conducted undercover investigations upon the Davie Dairy farm, located in Okeechobee, Florida.
This stands as ARM’s fourth consecutive investigation in the state of Florida, exposing the realities of the misconduct, torture and abuse that goes on inside dairy farm operations, and the dairy industry as a whole.
One of the biggest concerns that was witnessed by ARM’s undercover operative, was the clear lack of treatment provided to newborn and juvenile calves, who are seen as a mere by-product. Through the use of surveillance equipment, some of the most disturbing animal abuse witnessed is outlined in ARM’s in-depth report, and in the video composed by ARM below. To read the entire report of Davie Dairy, CLICK HERE.
As with the additional dairy farm investigations within Florida, milk that is extracted from the dairy cows, is picked up by distribution trucks from Southeast Milk. Southeast Milk (SMI) is a highly profitable co-op owned company that is made up of over 320 dairy farms, including Davie Dairy Farm. Here, dairy products are processed and distributed to large supermarket conglomerates such as Publix and Winn Dixie.
Following the release of ARM’s Davie Dairy Farm investigation, SMI completed an investigation and enhanced its animal welfare policies. During their investigation, all raw milk deliveries originating from Davie Dairy were halted and Publix suspended the products on their shelves temporarily.
ARM is currently working on a State legislation level to amend current animal welfare policies for dairy cows.
A major part of ARM’s factory farm division is also to bring awareness to the general public regarding the truths behind where your food is coming from and the consequences that animals are paying for the products which they produce.
With so many alternatives of dairy available in todays society, there is an imminent need to end the cruelty associated within these operations for our own consumption. ARM’s message stands to adopt plant-based diets, compassionate lifestyles and to go vegan.