And sadly, farms like these are the rule, not the exception. Matt Rice, MFA's director of investigations, told the LA Times in December that farms aren't targeted for suspected violations. Rather investigators document abuse wherever they can get hired - and they always find something.
Fortunately, footage like this has had a small but noteworthy impact on some of the companies involved.
Winchester Dairies was a supplier for the world's largest mozzarella supplier, Leprino, meaning that cheese from these abused cows were sent to popular restaurants like Domino's, Papa John's and Pizza Hut. In response to the video, Leprino adopted what MFA calls "the most comprehensive animal welfare policy ever adopted by a major U.S. dairy company."