Newborn calves on an organic dairy farm were thrown on the ground, hit and force-fed by workers, a shocking investigation reveals.
The distressed animals were seen on film being “aggressively handled” by staff at dairies belonging to Coombe Farm in Somerset, which supplies organic products to Waitrose and is RSPCA Assured.
After receiving a tip-off about cruel handling, undercover footage was obtained by welfare charity Animal Equality in June and July this year.
Coombe Farm boasts of high animal welfare standards and says on its website: “We believe that well-cared-for, relaxed dairy herds produce better milk and that this will be appreciated by the people who drink it.”
But the charity claims that when it visited the farm on many occasions it found calves being force-fed and aggressively handled.
This is the horrifying moment a young woman is gored by a bull during a traditional event where the animal's horns are set on FIRE.
The woman was badly injured during the town festival in Sumacarcer, in the eastern Spanish region of Valencia.
During the 'toro embolado' event, also called 'bou embolat' in Catalan, the stocky animal is fitted with wooden balls on its horns which are then set alight.
Organisers are seen cruelly lighting the bull's horns and setting it loose within the arena.
Spectators look on from behind the metal fences, but some people are seen inside the bullring.
Shocking footage shows the moment a rampaging bull gores a man and injures 17 others after going berserk in the bullring and smashing through a wooden fence.
The incident, which reportedly left one man dead, took place at a bullfighting festival in the city of Usiacuri in the northern Colombian department of Atlantico.
According to local media, a bull smashed through a wooden fence leading to the bullring before charging at terrified spectators.
It is understood that Luis Eduardo Cervantes Marquez, 62, was gored to death while trying to defend his wife from the rampaging bull.
He is not the man who can be seen being tossed around at the beginning of the footage, who reportedly survived the horrifying ordeal.
Whale watchers were stunned after an extremely close encounter with a humpback which was caught in dramatic video footage.
A clip shows a tour group on a whale watching boat off Pleasant Island, Alaska, on Monday.
The whale appears out of nowhere, suddenly leaping out of the water right next to the boat.
It soaks the people on board as it dives back below the surface, and the group all gasp and shriek in utter surprise.
Luckily they all appear to find the funny side of the encounter, and begin roaring with laughter.
This is the moment a huge buffalo repeatedly rams its horns into an open-sided safari vehicle full of tourists.
The startling scenes were recorded by onlookers who were on a safari in South Africa.
In the video, a huge buffalo can be seen ramming its horns into the front of the vehicle and even tries to climb onto the bonnet.
The driver begins reversing away from the buffalo but the enraged animal runs after the motor, ramming its horns into the front of the car and jumping up to get its head onto the bonnet.
Dog wanted some by any means
It feels like snakes have no friends in the bush, even this small bird takes on a passing-by snake.
The dog-bite injuries were so severe the victim needed surgery, and may need several more, according to Colorado authorities.
Workers at the restaurant and the bite victim’s boyfriend helped her, police said. But after briefly looking at the victim’s face, the woman who appears to own the dog leaves the restaurant patio with her dog,
Several young men were injured during a bull-running festival when one of the animals fell over and crushed them.
The event, known as the "El Pilon de Falces", which translates as the Falces Bull-running Festival, takes place every year in in the town of Falces in the northern Spanish region of Navarre.
The run consists of 800 metres along a narrow track involving steep slopes.
This year the bulls completed the run in just 58 seconds, but half way down one of the slopes, a bull fell into a group of young men causing several to be crushed.
Despite the dramatic footage there were only light injuries to eight men, although three were treated in hospital , one for bruising, another with a hip injury, and a third with an injured shoulder blade.
A bear 's head was sawed off by a rescue team after its jaws clamped onto a man's leg in a terrifying attack.
Bridger Petrini from Raton, New Mexico was taking his dogs out for a walk last month when he was confronted with a 400lb bear.
The huge animal ran towards Petrini and knocked him over the edge of the hill and both started rolling down the slope while the bear mauled him.
Luckily Petrini, 36, was armed with a pistol and managed to shoot the bear dead.
Kao Brave specialist divers jumped in next to a huge whale to free it from crab nets wrapped around its body. Members from the Chilean navy were alerted to the ‘agitated and fearful’ mammal by fishermen who had spotted it off the island of Navarino, by Cape Horn in Patagonia.
Horrific photos reveal the aftermath of a brutal killing of a pod of whales on a remote Arctic island.
The animals are rounded up and slaughtered by villagers several times a year in a tradition that has caused outrage across the world.
One of these culls happens every summer where thousands of pilot and beaked whales are massacred in bays across the Danish-owned Faroe Islands as inhabitants prepare for the harsh winter months ahead.
Images show fishermen driving herds into shallow waters that have already been stained red by the blood of previously slaughtered animals.
The water is littered with dozens of corpses many of which can be seen with massive gashes on their bodies where people have hacked at them.
Black bear walks into foyer of Crazy Bruce's Discount Liquors before owner was able to lock a door and prevent the animal from getting further into the store.
It only took a few weeks and a lot of social media attention before this woman was finally arrested in being charged with animal cruelty after swinging her dog by its leash and using him as a weapon to attack another woman.
The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office released dashcam footage of deputies responding to a bear trapped in the back of a car parked in the driveway of a South Lake Tahoe resident, Sac Bee reports. Officers used nonlethal “beanbag” rounds to break the rear window, freeing the bear from the car.
Perhaps this panda had some qualms about the other panda stealing his bamboo, but he certainly voiced his anger in the most disgusting way possible by taking a crap on the other panda's head as he slept.
A herd of 16 cows helped police officers in Florida corral a fleeing suspect who ran through their pasture on Sunday night.
A Seminole County Sheriff's helicopter captured the chase on a night-vision camera as the crew gave play-by-play to officers on the ground chasing the female suspect, local NBC affiliate WPTZ reported.
"If you see a large group of cows, they're literally following her and chasing her," a crew member can be heard telling Sanford Police Department officers on the ground.
Police are searching for a man who impaled a puppy on a fence as he tried to throw it into an animal sanctuary.
A zookeeper has been attacked by an ostrich as shocked visitors looked on in horror as the bird went berserk.
The huge animal can be been seen repeatedly kicking the man with its long sharp claws, toppling him over as he tries to fight it off.
After losing interest in him, the bird lunges towards a watching zebra, then moves away in this dramatic footage.
The unnamed man picked up his hat from the ground and left the enclosure.
He had been trying to feed the ostriches when he was suddenly attacked.
A man was lucky to escape with his life after being caught in the middle of the street as two stray bulls started fighting.
CCTV was filming as two men retrieving their bikes cautiously try to avoid the two bulls, which are fighting close by,
But a third man, who has no idea about the fighting bulls, parks his bike in the same spot vacated by the two men.
The bulls charge, knocking down his bike and throwing him to the ground.
Bodycam footage shows police racing to evacuate 60 cats and dogs from Californian wildfire
An Instagram user has come under fire for posting a video of her dog inside a washing machine in an apparent attempt to gain more followers. She clarified that the washing machine was not turned on, and that the dog was not physically harmed.
An animal rescue group is calling for an investigation after a pit bull who was adopted two weeks ago died from what animal advocates believe was physical and sexual abuse after being found injured in South Los Angeles on Monday.
The 5-year-old dog, Cargo, was dumped in front of a house on the 200 block of West 85th Street in the Florence neighborhood, according to Dianty Marquez of Ghetto Rescue Ffoundation, an Anaheim Hills-based animal nonprofit associated with police in the great L.A. area.
A resident who wished to remain anonymous said neighbors reported seeing two African-American men who "dropped it off there and just left." The woman said she couldn't get ahold of any city or county animal control officials to respond, so she reached out to Ghetto Rescue.
Video Marquez took when she arrived at the scene shows the pooch was clearly suffering. "Can you feel this?" Marquez is heard asking as she pets her.
"Head down, she had a rope tied to her neck and she wasn't going anywhere," Marquez told KTLA.
Marquez was able to get Cargo into her car and rushed her to emergency veterinary care.
"That's when we got word that there had been some trauma in her vaginal area," Marquez said, "and they made her as comfy as they could."
But by Tuesday morning, the pit bull had taken a turn for the worse. "She passed because she had some type of blunt force trauma and it caused her aorta to rupture," Marquez said.
"We come across a lot of different abuse cases and it's definitely one of those I'm not going to forget," Marquez said. "It's going to stick with me."
In a Facebook post about the ordeal, the rescue said Cargo hadn't suffered any scraped or abrasions, and "other than her vagina trauma nothing was obviously wrong."
"The only thing we can be thankful for is she did not die on the sidewalk alone," the post states.
A screaming monkey pinned a baby to the floor and attacked villagers who tried to come near it.
The animal is reported to have barged into a home in the village of Karnataka, India and tried to 'steal' the youngster.
Footage posted online shows the monkey hovering over the child as a group of locals try to distract it.
The primate tried to lift the baby but people nudge it to leave the youngster alone.
One woman pours a bag of food on the floor to tempt the animal into letting go of the small child but the animal does not fall for it.
A woman has been branded "disgusting" after being filmed drinking beer through a dead fish.
Aimee Lynn, 28, was dared to take part in the bizarre stunt by her friends, where she drinks alcohol that has been poured inside a gutted salmon.
Filmed in Port Washington, US, the clip shows the moment Aimee opens her mouth and drinks a pint from between the fish's lips.
Her friend then gives her a high-five after completing the act, before she says: "That was awful."
This footage features a game warden tranquilizing an adolescent black bear which falls from a tree and missed landing in the process. WTF guys!
A giant moose wandering in the streets of Alaska
This girl is feeding world record Alligator, Big Tex, at Gator Country in Beaumont, Texas. He is about 14-feet long.