Activists accused local ranch employees of animal cruelty - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Activists accused local ranch employees of animal cruelty

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KCBD (LUBBOCK, TX) - A cattle operation in Hart is being accused of abusing animals.

Animal rights group "Mercy For Animals" says it spent more than two weeks recording video with a hidden camera at the E6 Cattle Company. The video shows men hitting cattle with a pickaxe and claw hammers. It also shows them kicking and stomping on calves.

The owner of E6 Cattle Company issued a statement saying, "I take full responsibility for what happened in the video. I am embarrassed and disappointed. The four men in the video have been fired. This is not what we do at the ranch and it will never happen again."

Hart is located about 73 miles northwest of Lubbock.

KCBD Newschannel 11 will have a crew there today to bring you more on this developing story.

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