Farm owner won't face animal abuse charges | The Columbus Dispatch

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MARYSVILLE, Ohio A Union County grand jury has decided the owner of a Union County dairy farm caught in an abuse scandal should not face criminal charges.

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Tom L

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War Pigs wrote:
Tommy. I'm here to dangle a carrot in front of you, f'n mule.
Now, raise yer hand like a good student and ask me again. I'll answer if it's deemed worthy.
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You already know what the question is. If you are that stupid that you can't answer it take one of your guns that you are so proud of and remove yourself from this planet. You are a idiot plain and simple.
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Christy wrote:
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And I choose not to support animal agriculture. I don't feel it's christian to gain the trust of an animal, take away their offspring and then ship them off to slaughter when their production drops off.
Hear, hear!
Tom L

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<quoted text> Well said.
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Hey Craig,
Take notes Christy did not threaten anyone or belittle them. That is how you vegans are supposed to behave. Notice that us meat eaters have not went after "you guys" until you have came after us.
War Pigs

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Nope. What's the question?

Farmers are supposed to be 'rough around the edges'. You seem pink-handed.
Tom L wrote:
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You already know what the question is. If you are that stupid that you can't answer it take one of your guns that you are so proud of and remove yourself from this planet. You are a idiot plain and simple.
Tom L

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Nope. What's the question?
Farmers are supposed to be 'rough around the edges'. You seem pink-handed.
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And you are dumber than a sack of rocks, so lets call it a day.
Veronica was at the trial

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Sep 24, 2010
 
I just so happened to be in court today and sat right behind the man (if one could call him that) named Billy Joe Griggs. As Judge Grigsby started reading off the charges, what each act entailed I broke into tears, could only make it through the 3 of them and had to leave the courtroom.
Now, this Billy Joe Griggs appeared completely without remorse to me! I was sickened by the details and his lack of emotion as Judge Grigsby spoke. The Judge DID want to impose the MAX on Billy Griggs as I listened but a deal had been made with prosecution since Billy revoked a previous request for a jury trial, by which he would have only had to serve 14 mos (since he was getting applied time served to his sentence).

Billy Griggs has to go through 3 years of counseling with a group that strictly treats animal abusers AND he did have $2000 in fines BUT since he could afford to pay them (and the Judge made not that he didn't like the fact since there were real people out there who couldn't afford..which made me smile) he has to work it off, a reduced amount of $1000 in fines and fees.
Additionally, he can not have contact with any animals for the next 3 years. BUT WHAT THEN? Who monitors Billy then!

Fair..NO! But, the justice system is not yet able to apply strict penalties to persons committing this type of act(s).

After Billy is done with his 3 years, again he will be able to have contact with animals...and again! WHO MONITORS BILLY JOE GRIGGS IN 2014!

Also, I was only there for a traffic violation--first on in 31 years of driving!

“Lives of Animals”

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Soddy Daisy, TN

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jbd612 wrote:
I said all along that those who produced the tapes should be investigated deeper...it seemed to easy to show the things those tapes showed...and it wouldn't be uncommon at all to think that group has a hidden agenda . I am glad the jury was unbiased. I am not for abusing animals, but I don't think the group who recorded this has a record of integrity either.
Always the ones who are trying to stop such abuse and then we see someone like you who turns the tables and goes after the very people who want to stop this abuse? You want to make it seem like they are doing something wrong. With people such as yourself, the abuse will continue! You must feel good about yourself!
takeo fukui

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Jan 27, 2011
 
Gotta' luv how Gary got 2 vote 4 tom the slob'z replacement...?
takeo fukui

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animal control wrote:
I have been personally poked with a pithfork by a conklin err 2..!!
What was with all the dirty looks the 150 cops were giving me on my US 42 travels by the crumy place? These were just like SWAT cops or the troops in Afganistan, the whole 9 yards, on Memorial($Double time$) Day even!
Why would anyone invest in a new home with conklins for your neighbors?
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
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Feb 26, 2011
 
This is Daniel Hauff of Mercy For Animals. I don't know who you are to say that you spoke with me, but if you would like direction on humane handling methods, I welcome your call and can put you in touch with veterinarians and animal welfare specialists who will tell you that kicking downed cows in the face as your first attempt to get them up so hard that spit flies across the room is not how to do it. Additionally, the investigator testified the truth and it is the same information as what we provided to the public and law enforcement. I welcome the investigator's testimony to come out so that the truth can be made known. Fact remains that they chose not to charge others they have on video bragging about their violence to animals. I'm willing to share the truth online, of course, and you can some examples of violence to animals by Conklin and the other employees right here: www.mercyforanimals.org/conklinmedia
Daniel Hauff

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Feb 26, 2011
 
Tom, you don't know what you are talking about.

Gary Conklin is guilty of animal abuse. I have the unedited footage that proves it. You, sir, are misinformed. I welcome you to review the footage. The investigator reported the abuse to law enforcement - I was with him. The investigator was surrounded by people who all knew Billy Joe Gregg, Jr., abused the cows, who spoke of it openly and who are on tape claiming that Gary Conklin himself also abused the calves. The link to some of this is in my other post. Who, Tom, do you suppose the investigator was supposed to report this abuse to during the investigation given that everyone there knew and bragged about their own violence? And who, Tom, was going to prove what Mercy For Animals proved by documenting all of it - a pattern of cruelty and violence in an industry inherently cruel on a small "family farm." I suggest you review the link I posted and if you would like to really talk to me (you claim that you did), you can reach me at DanielH at MercyForAnimals dot org.

By the way, the investigator got that same downed cow up with kindness. I can back up everything we have ever stated. I welcome you. If it weren't for Mercy For Animals, the cows at Conklin Dairy Farms would still be abused by Gregg. Unfortunately, I believe that the folks in the video footage are still there, including the one who admits to telling Gregg to dump a downed cow in that fetid pond full of cows' corpses - there are your politics at work.

A sample:
www.mercyforanimals.org/conklinmedia

Without the malicious violence, Gary Conklin is guilty of cruelty to animals. It's the nature of the dairy industry, in fact. The truth is hard to swallow. And we could use the grains used to feed the abused cows of the dairy/veal industry (one in the same) to feed hungry humans and stop the artificial impregnation of cows to steal their calves away.

Choose compassion. You can learn about how animals are treated for food production in the U.S. at www.MeatVideo.com .
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Hey vegan idiots. Why do you bash Mr. Conklin for trying to get HIS cow up to save its life? How can you assume the medical condition of the cow? Do you people ever realize that cows are not bionic, they get sick, injured, etc? Do you realize the contributions to the economy the dairy industry makes? Not 1 person on these threads have stuck up for Billy Joe Gregg, the abuser. Mr. Conklin is not guilty of animal abuse. The only thing he is guilty of is hiring a loser and trusting him.
Also if you people are trying to save the animals, why is it that the MFA investigator never reported the violent acts of Gregg to anyone other than MFA? How can you support a lifestyle that wants to make species of animals extinct by controling their breeding? You people are clueless and will beleive any lie that MFA, HSUS, and ALF tell you.
My advice to you is do your research before you start fighting for a cause that is compromised of misinformation and lies.
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