Did Fair Oaks staff fake abuse?

Employees may have been pressured or persuaded

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A court prosecutor said activists who shot an underground video of animal abuse at Fair Oaks dairy farm in Northern Indiana pressured employees to stage some of the abuses.

A local newspaper reports that Newton County Prosecuting Attorney Jeff Drinski said “a third party witness has come forward to corroborate the allegations made by a suspect that the Animal Recovery Mission employee encouraged or coerced the behaviour depicted in the portions of the video that have been released publicly.

“Detectives continue to investigate these claims through additional interviews and written discovery,” the Rensselaer Republican reported.

Before the revelations, Fair Oaks founder Mike McCloskey said he was disgusted by what was shown on the video and he fired five employees. Another was employed by a trucking company.

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