A 43-year-old Pixley farmworker was arrested Friday on suspicion of animal abuse after a supervisor told authorities he saw the farmworker hitting a cow with a metal pipe, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department said.
The incident happened around 1:05 a.m. at Hettinga Dairy on the 13000 Block of Avenue 128, east of Highway 99. Deputies said a supervisor was reviewing video surveillance when he spotted Pablo Carcamo hitting a cow with a metal pipe as it was being loaded onto the milking station.
Carcamo was booked into Tulare County Jail on charges of animal abuse. He had bail set at $50,000 and will face a judge Tuesday.