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Midstate man pleads guilty to animal cruelty charges

Written by Ben Allen, General Assignment Reporter | May 18, 2017 3:24 PM
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Photo by Screenshot of Compassion Over Killing video

A screenshot from the video from the advocacy group Compassion Over Killing shows a cow getting kicked by a worker at Mason Dixon Farms in Gettysburg.

(Harrisburg) -- A midstate man has pleaded guilty to three counts of animal cruelty after a video from an advocacy group showed workers punching and kicking cows.

21-year-old Dwight Henning of Waynesboro, Franklin County filed the plea in Adams County District Court.

He'll be ordered to pay fines and court costs, which are expected to top a thousand dollars.

The case came to light after the advocacy group Compassion Over Killing released a video filmed at Mason Dixon Farms in Gettysburg.

It showed workers striking cows in the face and udders.

Mason Dixon fired one worker after the video was released.

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