For Immediate Release: 

June 10 Protests Nationwide Call for Coca-Cola Boycott Due to Dairy Calf Horrors

Protests happening in Chicago, Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles. Time and location details listed below.

“Dairy farms are the last true legal concentration camps left on the face of the earth.”

-Richard “Kudo” Couto, ARM

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Picture from ARM Undercover Investigation at Fair Oaks Farms.

For Immediate Release, June 9, 2019

Contact: COALITION AGAINST CRUELTY Robert Grillo, Free From Harm in Chicago, (773) 329-7977,  Robert@Freefromharm.org, Jane Velez Mitchell, JaneUnchained News Network, Los Angeles, Jane@JaneUnchained.com, In Defense of Animals, Los Angeles, Donny Moss, TheirTurn.net, New York City, Donnymoss@me.com, Melody Paris, Georgia, Animal Rights and Protection, Atlanta, MelodyParis@gmail.com 

 

June 10 Protests Nationwide Call for Coca-Cola Boycott Due to Dairy Calf Horrors

Chicago, Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles – Demonstrations are taking place on Monday, June 10 around the nation where concerned and disgusted citizens are protesting the animal abuse at Fair Oaks Farms, supplier to Fairlife brand, distributed by Coca-Cola, as documented on camera by Animal Recovery Mission’s (ARM) 3-month long undercover investigation. The protests are also against the inherent cruelty of the dairy industry as a whole. **At exactly 12:30p each protest will feature a mock dead pile of humans imitating the pile of dead calves, one of the atrocities discovered by ARM at Fair Oaks Farms. 
 

ARM Founder/Lead investigator Richard KUDO Couto will be speaking at the Chicago protest! 

Chicago:11a-1p at Fairlife Headquarters, 1001 W. Adams St.
New York: 12p-1p, Coca Cola, 711 5th Ave, Suite 1601
Atlanta: 11:45a-1:15p, 121 Baker St. NW,
Los Angeles: 12p-2p, 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica



According the Jane Velez Mitchell Facebook Page which interviewed Richard Couto of ARM, the following abuses were allegedly seen virtually on a daily basis: employees were observed slapping, kicking, punching, pushing, throwing and slamming calves; calves were stabbed and beaten with steel rebars, hit in the mouth and face with hard plastic milking bottles, kneed in the spine, burned in the face with hot branding irons, subjected to extreme temperatures, provided with improper nutrition, and denied medical attention. This resulted in extreme pain and suffering by the baby calves, and in some cases permanent injury and even death.  

“Fair Oaks Farms, Fairlife, and the Coca-Cola corporations have knowingly entered the dairy industry for the sole purpose of financial gain at the expense of animal welfare. The long-term ghastly, violent and torturous industry is second to none. Dairy farms are the last true legal concentration camps left on the face of the earth,” stated Richard “Kuto” Couto, founder of Animal Recovery Mission.

Chicago:11a-1p at Fairlife Headquarters, 1001 W. Adams St.
New York: 12p-1p, Coca Cola, 711 5th Ave, Suite 1601
Atlanta: 11:45a-1:15p, 121 Baker St. NW,
Los Angeles: 12p-2p, 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica

According the Jane Velez Mitchell Facebook Page which interviewed Richard Couto of ARM, the following abuses were allegedly seen virtually on a daily basis: employees were observed slapping, kicking, punching, pushing, throwing and slamming calves; calves were stabbed and beaten with steel rebars, hit in the mouth and face with hard plastic milking bottles, kneed in the spine, burned in the face with hot branding irons, subjected to extreme temperatures, provided with improper nutrition, and denied medical attention. This resulted in extreme pain and suffering by the baby calves, and in some cases permanent injury and even death.  

“Fair Oaks Farms, Fairlife, and the Coca-Cola corporations have knowingly entered the dairy industry for the sole purpose of financial gain at the expense of animal welfare. The long-term ghastly, violent and torturous industry is second to none. Dairy farms are the last true legal concentration camps left on the face of the earth,” stated Richard “Kuto” Couto, founder of Animal Recovery Mission.


For full investigation, click here. To watch the official ARM video of abuse at Fair Oaks Farm, click here

To read Fair Oaks Farm response in The Chicago Tribune, click here. To read Coca-Cola’s response, click here.

To see Fair Oaks Farms official response, click here.

“As a mother myself, I find it particularly disturbing that the dairy industry relies on the violence and the shattering of the mother-infant bond to exist.”

Cheryl Leahy, EVP, Compassion Over Killing

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Picture of a stillborn from ARM Undercover Investigation at Fair Oaks Farms.

At the national protests, citizens will be expressing their outrage over the documented abuses at Fair Oaks Farms and also denouncing the inherent cruelty of the dairy industry, not only as it relates to Fair Oaks.  

According to Robert Grillo of Free From Harm, Chicago, “The root problem is that animals who are valued by an entire industry as cheap commodities will be treated as cheap commodities, creating the perfect conditions under which abuse thrives.”

Furthering this argument, in a completely separate and unrelated investigation in another part of the United States, Compassion Over Killing’s recent undercover investigation of Martin Farms was featured on ABC 7’s WJLA (Washington, D.C.) by reporter Scott Taylor.  The investigation of Martin Farms, a supplier to Nestle owned ice cream brands, revealed equally disturbing findings of animal abuses, such as painful burning and dehorning without anesthesia.  

Executive Vice President of Compassion Over Killing, Cheryl Leahy, states, “Our investigation of Martin Farms shows severely abusive practices which we believe should be prosecuted like any animal cruelty, just like if it were inflicted on the dogs and cats with whom we share our homes. This includes practices that are commonplace in the dairy industry, and some that are not. Martin Farms supplied milk to Nestle, which severed ties with the farm following our investigation.

“As a mother myself, I find the violence and the shattering of the mother-infant bond that the dairy industry relies upon to exist profoundly disturbing.”

Nestle has since broken ties with Martin Farms due to Compassion Over Killing’s investigation. Protesters and ARM are calling on Coca-Cola to do the same with Fairlife, which gets its milk from Fair Oaks Farms.

At 12:30p Protestors Nationwide are Creating a Mock Dead Pile Like the Dead Pile of Calves Documented at Fair Oaks Farms. 

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Picture of a pile of dead calves from the ARM Undercover Investigation at Fair Oaks Farms.

At exactly 12:30p in Chicago, Atlanta, New York City and Los Angeles, citizens will be forming mock dead piles imitating the dead calf piles documented at Fair Oaks Farms by ARM. Their hope is to bring attention to the apparent cruelty in the entire dairy industry.

In Los Angeles, twelve year-old social media star Genesis Butler, who famously asked the Pope to Go Vegan during Lent, and eight year-old YouTube sensation Vegan Evan, will be leading the protest.

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“Coca-Cola needs to dump dairy! There’s no kind way to rip baby cows from their mothers so we can steal their milk.”

-Jane Velez Mitchell, JaneUnChained News Network

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Video from the ARM Undercover Investigation at Fair Oaks Farms. 

Animal Recovery Mission calls on the Coca-Cola Corporation, which distributes Fairlife products and which claims to have a progressive stance on animal welfare, to end their relationship with Fairlife Corporation and cut their ties with the veal industry.

Best-selling author, TV journalist and founder of the JaneUnchained News Network, Jane Velez-Mitchell says, “Coca-Cola needs to dump dairy! There’s no kind way to rip baby cows from their mothers so we can steal their milk, which is packed with artery clogging cholesterol! Go plant-based Coke! It’s the future!”

In an editorial piece in The Chicago Tribune, it was noted that, “The gratuitous cruelty shown in the video would be appalling for any reputable agribusiness to allow. The bucolic marketing of Fair Oaks Farms represents a double betrayal.” 

The ARM investigation of Fair Oaks Farms and its display of horrific abuse has proliferated throughout the media. As a result, several major food retailers, such as Jewel-Osco stores as reported by The Chicago Tribune, have dropped Fairlife products.

Protestors Are Calling for a BOYCOTT of Coca-Cola Until It Ditches Dairy. Businesses Are Already Doing It.

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Picture from ARM Undercover Investigation at Fair Oaks Farms.

Hinterhoff Restaurant of LA has already publicly decided to boycott Coca-Cola products for its connection to the dairy industry and recent abuses at Fair Oaks Farms.  

High Note Cafe in Boise, Idaho put on its Facebook Page that it “will no longer be purchasing products from the Coca-Cola company. It will take a while to go through the supply we have and remove their equipment and replace it with an ethical company.


I am horrified to know that they have a hand in the dairy industry! Also, looking for a vegan orange juice that is NOT owned by coke. Simply Orange is outta here. No more of our money going to unethical and disturbing practices.”


Protesters across the nation are calling for a boycott of all Coca-Cola products until Coke ditches dairy.

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Screen shot of High Note Cafe in Boise, Idaho declaring their Boycott of Coca-Cola products.

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