Milk from B.C. dairy farm accused of abuse to be destroyed: Marketing board

A cow is pictured being carried by a tractor with a chain around its neck in this screengrab from a...

A cow is pictured being carried by a tractor with a chain around its neck in this screengrab from a Mercy For Animals Canada video.

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, Last Updated: 12:47 PM ET

Processors don't want milk from a B.C. dairy farm where workers have been accused of abusing cows, the B.C. Milk Marketing Board says.

Because of a lack of market, "the milk will be destroyed," the board said in a press release.

The board initially halted milk pickups at Chilliwack Cattle Sales after Mercy for Animals Canada released an undercover video shot in May. The group said it shows workers kicking, beating and using chains on cows.

On June 9, the B.C. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals recommended animal cruelty charges against eight workers.

After its own report, the board said it resumed normal pickup and delivery schedules, but processors have refused to take the milk until an additional independent audit is completed.

Ken Kooyman, who owns the 3,500-cow farm, said he's working with authorities and was "devastated by the thought" his animals may have been harmed.

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