animal abuse

Lawyers are asking a federal judge to combine multiple lawsuits against milk distributor Fairlife and the owners of a northern Indiana dairy farm into a single class-action suit.

The Newton County Sheriff’s office released the names Tuesday of three former Fair Oaks Farms employees facing criminal charges connected to animal cruelty.

Fair Oaks Farms released its own video response Wednesday following footage showing animal abuse at the company’s operation. In it, the company pledges to improve protections for animals.

Fair Oaks Farms in northwest Indiana is under investigation after an online video showed animals being abused.

Senate Approves Scaled-Back Animal Cruelty Bill

Apr 10, 2019
Legislation requires animal shelters to humanely euthanize animals.  (Pixabay)
Brandon Smith

Senate lawmakers this week approved legislation that aims to sharpen state law surrounding animal cruelty.

But the measure doesn’t go as far as its author originally wanted.