A day after the posting of a video showing maltreated calves in Finistere, the Brest public prosecutor's office opened an investigation on Wednesday (October 16th). The association L214, which filmed these images in farms and a sorting center, had complained about the violence.
The prosecutor's office of Brest (Finistere) opened an investigation, Wednesday, October 16, after the publication on the Internet, Tuesday, October 15, a video of the organization L214 showing violence on dairy calves, which would have taken place in a center sorting and three farms in Finistere. The images, published by the animal rights association, show young calves being kicked and punched, locked up in tiny pens or euthanized.
"I opened a preliminary inquiry into the facts denounced" , said Jean-Philippe Recape, public prosecutor in Brest. The animal welfare association filed a complaint with the public prosecutor's office on Tuesday (October 15th) for the violence.
The company Ouest Elevage, in which part of the images would have been shot, reacted in a statement on Tuesday. "We understand that some gestures and images may shock. We strongly condemn calf blows and make sure that these actions go against the instructions given. We conduct investigations on the site of the sorting center to take the appropriate measures, so that this behavior does not happen again. "
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