The head of Dairy giant Saputo is calling for jail time for those who are accused of abusing cattle on a Chilliwack farm.
Lino Saputo Jr says he was appalled when he saw video of workers allegedly abusing cattle at Chilliwack Cattle Sales.
He says there needs to be penalities for those who took part in the abuse, “We will be getting all the stakeholders together to initiate and encourage reform. There needs to be appropriate legal measures put in place enforceable by law and if that means that there will be penalties including jail time, we will support that.”
Saputo says he’d like to visit the Chilliwack farm at some point but before that would like an independent and expert inspection carried out.
The eight workers involved in the abuse have been fired and the BC SPCA is recommending animal cruelty charges.