The E-6 Cattle Company in Hart, Texas has various groups in an uproar after video was released of workers abusing livestock.
The video was secretly recorded over the span of two weeks by an animal rights group called “Mercy for Animals.”
In the video, men are shown violently striking sick calves with pickaxes and claw hammers.
They also are shown throwing, kicking, and stomping on the animals.
A criminal investigation has been launched by the Castro County Sheriff’s Office.
The owner of E6 Cattle, Kirt Espenson, says he takes full responsibility for his workers actions and expresses embarrassment and disappointment of their actions.
The employees on the video have since been fired.