The undercover video of animal abuse at Fair Oaks Dairy and the subsequent actions by the management have been all over the news the last two weeks. Most people probably have formed their opinions on this situation so I don’t think I can add much. I do have some observations.
First, in situations where people have absolute control over captives, behavior tends toward cruelty. Read about the Stanford Prison experiment. This aspect of human psychology is a constant problem when humans are involved, but more so between humans and animals. Controlling those impulses requires enormous effort and discipline.