GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - Three people in northeastern Colorado are facing misdemeanor animal abuse charges after an animal rights group released a video showing calves being dragged by their ears and legs, lifted by their tails, kicked and thrown.
Weld County Sheriff John Cooke said Friday the investigation into the Quanah Cattle Co. facility is still underway.
The sheriff identified the suspects as 32-year-old Larry Loma, 33-year-old Tomas Cerda and 34-year-old Ernesto Daniel Valenzuela-Alvarez. No phone listings could be found for them.
The Greeley Tribune reports (http://tinyurl.com/mfqmrg4) the facility is owned by J.D. Heiskell & Co. of Tulare (too-LAHR'-ay), Calif.
J.D. Heiskell's board chairman, Scot Hillman, says in a written statement the company is dismayed by the video and is cooperating with authorities.
The facility is near Kersey, 55 miles northeast of Denver.