Complaint filed against Atlantic Stockyards

A complaint of abuse has been filed against Nova Scotia's Atlantic Stockyards by a national organization.

The complaint by Animal Justice has been lodged with the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

It stems from a video recorded by a Halifax woman on December 3rd and allegedly depicts a worker prodding a cow with a cane as it is being loaded on to a truck at the stockyards.

Stockyard owner Sean Firth disagrees that any abuse took place and says authorities are welcome to visit the facility.