On June 4, 2019, ARM released disturbing footage of one of its most grueling factory farm investigations. During the investigation, initiated in 2018, an ARM undercover investigator captured surveillance evidence of the systematic and horrific animal abuse occurring at the Fair Oaks Farm’s Dairy Farm Adventures, located in Indiana, USA.
Owned and operated by Mike and Sue McCloskey, under the Fairlife Corporation, Fair Oaks Farms is one of the largest dairy farm corporations in the United States. It has also repeatedly and publicly prided itself as ‘acting as a window to the agriculture world’ by providing complete transparency into a dairy farm’s everyday operations.
Every year, Fair Oak Farms educates millions of people and provides public tours of the entire process dairy process of farm to table. On the Fair Life website, it states that (the animals are) “Always in Good Hands.” Despite these claims, ARM revealed what it considers to be the first realistic and honest audit of the Fair Oaks Farm and Fairlie Corporation’s operations, including the daily mistreatment of the resident farm animals, information hidden from the public.
ARM’s investigation of Fair Oaks Farms Dairy Adventures also exposed a connection to the cruel and inhumane veal industry where male calves are transported to locations in North Manchester from Fair Oaks Farms.
Fair Oaks Farms is one of several dairies belonging to Select Milk Producers Inc, who is also the producer of the Fairlife label. Failife and Coco-Cola have a joint venture with Select Milk, including Fair Life Milk, Core Power, and YUP dairy products, which are sold in major grocery chains nationwide.
Click here to read ARM’s entire report to learn more about the animal cruelty and abuse that the dairy cows of Fair Oaks Farms suffer daily.
As consumers, you can make your voices heard by contacting Fair Oaks Farms, Publix, and Coca Cola and demand that these products and companies cease supporting this incredibly cruel treatment upon dairy cows.
One of the most significant ways that the public can contribute to change in this industry is to choose plant-based choices and discontinue the consumption of dairy products.