Ohio dairy farm seeks independent review of animal welfare group video showing cow abuse

MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio dairy farm has asked veterinarians to independently review an animal rights group's video of cows being punched, kicked and poked with pitchforks.

Conklin Dairy Farms Inc. said in a statement Thursday that the undercover video shot by Mercy For Animals is missing context of how the farm is operated responsibly. The farm in Plain City in central Ohio again condemned the abuse seen in the footage.

The farm did not immediately respond to a message for further comment.

A Conklin farm worker charged with 12 counts of cruelty to animals remained jailed on Thursday after a judge set bond at $100,000.

The farm says it fired 25-year-old Billy Joe Gregg Jr. on Wednesday, the day of his arrest. He returns to court next month to enter a plea.