DEXTER, Nm. -– Cheese. It’s what makes Pizzza Hut pizza so, well, you know, cheesy.
And the folks at Domino’s Pizza are so proud of their cheese, they made a whole commercial to tell us about how their cheese is “crafted to perfection by an award-winning mozzarella maker using milk from family owned dairy farms.”
Winchester Dairy in Dexter, New Mexico, used to be one of those dairies. But not after the group “Mercy for Animals” released this undercover video supposedly shot at the dairy, a supplier to Leprino Foods, the world’s largest maker of mozzarella cheese.
Leprino immediately cut the cheese connection with the dairy, and Domino’s quickly condemned cruelty to cows.
The New Mexico Livestock Board is investigating the vicious beatings, neglect, and deaths of the Winchester Dairy cattle caught on camera.
Winchester Dairy’s owners say they fired the employees responsible, along with sending the surviving cows to other dairies, and immediately stopping all milk shipments.
But that still leaves the question of how they let this happen in the first place.