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Albany, N.Y. — Tuesday's annual Dairy Day promotions will launch on a sour note as Sen. Tony Avella, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, will screen video footage taken at Adirondack Farms, LLC—a dairy farm in Clinton County that supplies Agri-Mark, makers of Cabot and McCadam brand cheeses—showing workers who strike cows with poles, electro-shock them, and burn the horn buds out of a struggling calf's head. The video footage and other findings from PETA's investigation as well as reforms recommended by the senator will be presented at a news conference inside the Capitol on Tuesday.
When: Tuesday, June 12, 11 a.m.
Where: Room 504, Legislative Office Building, New York State Capitol, Albany
Sen. Avella will endorse PETA's demand that Agri-Mark require its members' farms to implement basic reforms that would prevent the worst cruelty from continuing. Agri-Mark has not responded to PETA's demand.
Super Bowl champion, former New York Giants running back and Syracuse University alumnus Joe Morris, spokesperson of the NFL “Fuel Up to Play 60” program, will be a special guest at the Assembly Minority Conference’s annual Dairy Day reception in Albany Tomorrow, Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. in the “Well” of the Legislative Office Building in Albany. The formal program will begin at noon.
Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,I,C-Canandaigua) and Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush (R,C-Black River), Ranker on the Assembly Agriculture Committee, will host the event and will be joined by their legislative colleagues, state agriculture representatives and members of New York’s dairy industry to celebrate the benefits of dairy products to the health of the state’s economy and its citizens.