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Lessons Learned From Video Sting

Lessons Learned From Video Sting
Ohio dairyman tells what he's doing now to make sure an employee doesn't abuse animals and activists don't infiltrate workforce.

Gary Conklin, owner of the Ohio dairy where an undercover animal rights activist shot of video of a cow being abused, says he learned a couple lessons from the experience.

Today, he has a list of all employee phone numbers and email addresses.

He gives all employees a handbook that details on-farm procedures, including proper handling. Employees are aware that they must follow all procedures in the handbook and report any regulation in the handbook that is not followed.

He posts signs on the farm that clearly state "no trespassing" and "no recording photos or videos." Individuals seen taking photos or videos will face legal action.

"We also need to be careful who is allowed on our farms," Conklin says "and we need to know what each person is doing on our farms."

Source: Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin

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