Westland-Hallmark staff members behind downer cow video receive three years probation.
The shocking video shown all over the world, of one of the members of staff at the beef plant of Westland Hallmark, depicting his cruelty to downer cows, was shown in court on Wednesday.
The Superior Court Judge in Chino, Judge Gerard Brown, sentenced the worker to three years felony probation, with a choice of doing weekend prison or be confined to an ankle bracelet home arrest.
The video came to light, after the worlds largest beef recall from the company.
The beef recall had nothing to do with downer cattle; however the media hype caused a ban on the meat from downer cattle being used in the food chain in the United States.
Many argue that the company management should have also been prosecuted for allowing such cruelty to be practiced in a meat plant they were managing.