3 people charged in connection to Fair Oaks Farms animal abuse video

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Fair Oaks Farms Arrests
Charges in Fair Oaks investigation

NEWTON COUNTY, Ind. (WTHR) — The Newton County Sheriff's Office has charged three people in connection with the Fair Oaks Farms animal abuse video.

It comes after the Animal Recovery Mission released video that appears to show cows and calves being abused or neglected on the Indiana farm.

ARM claims the video shows managers knew about the abuse and did not act, but Eyewitness News has not been able to independently confirm those accusations.

The three former employees are being charged with beating of a vertebrate animal. That's a Class A misdemeanor.

In a statement released last week, the founder of the farm said he fired the employees seen abusing animals.

Fair Oaks Farms will also have cameras around the property where employees and animals interact and take other steps to prevent future abuse.

The Newton County Sheriff's office said at the time that it is investigating both the employees in the video and the person who shot the video and did not report it immediately.