Cow abuse lawsuit against San Jacinto family based in fiction, lawyer says

PAUL J. YOUNG City News Service RIVERSIDE (CNS) - A lawsuit alleging abuse of dairy cows at a San Jacinto farm, where an animal rights organization claims workers mistreat the bovines as part of their routine, is a "publicity stunt'' that is rooted in fiction, an attorney for the defendants said Friday, Oct. 9. "These folks have been in the dairy business for many generations, starting in Holland centuries ago and coming to America more than 60 years ago,'' defense attorney Stephen Larson told City News Service. "They live by the slogan, `Take care of the cows because they take care of us.''' Last month, the nonprofit CARU Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals filed a civil complaint in Riverside County Superior Court against the Van Dam Family Dairy on Cottonwood Avenue, li
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