UPDATE: Idaho Dairy Worker Pleads Guilty To Animal Cruelty - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

UPDATE: Idaho Dairy Worker Pleads Guilty To Animal Cruelty

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - A former employee at a south-central Idaho dairy is pleading guilty to misdemeanor animal abuse after an undercover video shot by an animal rights group showed workers stomping, dragging and beating cows inside a milking barn.
    
The Times-News reports that 25-year-old Jesus Garza pleaded guilty Wednesday in 5th District Court. A jury was being selected when Garza entered the plea.
    
Two other former workers seen in the video shot at Bettencourt Dairies' Dry Creek Dairy in Hansen both have warrants out for their arrest on animal cruelty charges.
    
The video was shot using a hidden camera by a member of Mercy for Animals who got a job at Dry Creek Dairy for a few weeks last summer.
    
Dairy owner Luis Bettencourt said last fall that he fired five workers after seeing the video.

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