Cows were violently kicked, punched and sexually abused at a farm linked to the NFU’s deputy president, investigators have found.
Workers at the Essex farm, owned by a company of which Guy Smith is director, are seen in the video kicking, punching and hitting dairy cows with sticks.
One worker also appears to touch the animals in an “intimate area” on two different occasions, the witness claimed.
“Some of the most disturbing footage shows one worker touching two cows in intimate areas on two different occasions,” the investigator said.
“The worker appears to be moving his hand up and down in a way that would suggest masturbation.”.
We regard this as a gross breach of privacy – of family members, children and staff members – and absolutely condemn it.”.
The RSPCA said: “We were concerned to see this footage and we are looking into it further. »