By H. Nelson Goodson
February 14, 2014
Green Bay, WI - On Tuesday, the Brown County District Attorney's office charged Abelardo Jaimes, 31, Lucia Martínez, 39, and Misael Monge-Minero, 33, with three counts of misdemeanor each for mistreating animals and Crecencio Pineda, 26, with two misdemeanor counts of mistreating animals. If convicted, the suspects are facing up to nine months in jail and $10,000 in fines for each count.
An undercover investigation by Mercy for Animals in October thru November 2013 managed to video tape the suspects abusing and mistreating cows multiple times at the Wiese Brothers Farm, 7043 Bunker Hill Road in the Town of Wrightstown, Wisconsin. The suspects beat, kicked, probed and dragged cows by ropes and even lifted one with a forklift.
The edited short version video was aired by NBC and afterwards several large corporations, DiGiorno Pizza and Nestle Pizza stopped buying cheese made from the Wiese Brothers farm milk.
The video was turned in to the Brown County Sheriff's Office and the Mercy for Animals group filed a complaint.
Criminal complaint (PDF) at link: http://alturl.com/t8ak4Mercy for Animals undercover video at Wiese Brothers farm in Wisconsin at link: http://bit.ly/1lOjp0L