An investigation has been launched after new hidden camera footage emerged of bobby calves being mistreated on dairy farms.
Animal activist group Farmwatch released the footage today after it was filmed in August on dairy farms in Taranaki and Waikato.
It comes after the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) introduced new regulations to improve how calves were treated – following previous hidden camera footage released in September last year.
The ministry tonight said it was launching an investigation into the new footage which shows calves being thrown onto the backs of trucks – dropped onto the ground and dragged along by their legs.
MPI compliance operations manager Gary Orr said the footage warranted a ‘full investigation’.