Larson Dairy Farm


larson dairy farm update


Evidence affirms demonstrations utilizing construction rebar and other tools by employees.

On December 13th, 2017, ARM released footage uncovering new employees at the Larson Dairy Farm beating and tormenting animals. This follows the recent release of it’s findings of the Larson Dairy Farm, as part of ARM’s factory farming division.

To learn more about the Larson Dairy Farm Investigation in detail, scroll below to learn of detailed accounts, undercover footage and photographs of the criminal acts being conducted on the dairy cows daily.

Watch the undercover footage captured by ARM’s investigator’s. This footage is released following claims that Jacob Larson, owner of Larson Dairy Farm, was unaware of the animal cruelty that was uncovered.

Following the initial release of the investigation, Mr Jacob Larson publicly stated that he was “shocked at the findings of the investigation”.

On November 7th, 2017, Jacob Larson also made the following public statements:

“We are deeply saddened and appalled by the actions witnessed in this video, which first came to our attention this morning. The unusual use of force is simply unacceptable on our dairy or on any other farm.

We have strict protocols involving animal care and clearly the behavior shown in this video goes against everything we stand for and will not be tolerated….Dairy farmers have the utmost responsibility to compassionately care for our animals and this is not an adequate reflection of how we do that on a daily basis.”

Okeechobee Sheriff, Noel E Stephen continued with his statement; “…the Larson family, which he has known for more than 30 years, would not have been involved in anything like the abuse shown at the farm……These gentlemen would not condone this activity,” he said. “Had they known about it, they would have fired them on the spot.”

Criminal investigations are still ongoing..

A Day of Consciousness

A Douglas Elliman Shares First, Fundraising Event Presents

ARM Day of Consciousness

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DE Shares is a Florida-based initiative comprised of local Douglas Elliman real estate professionals who have volunteered to come together to give back to our community. DE Shares has chosen Animal Recovery Mission (ARM) as one of its charities to focus on in Florida by sponsoring various fundraising events to benefit ARM and its sanctuary division.

Event Overview

ARM’s first, annual fundraising event, ‘A Day of Consciousness’ was an enormous success thanks to an incredible collaboration of generous sponsors, special guests, attendees, vendors, silent auction donations, volunteers and media.

The vegan event was hosted on Earth Day, April 22nd, 2017, at the breathtaking, oceanfront Eighty Seven Park Sales Gallery in Miami Beach, Florida. Over 150 guests attended the event to support ARM’s mission to investigate, expose and derail illegal and inhumane animal cruelty operations in its efforts to save animals from some of the most extreme forms of torture and undignified deaths. The event also set the stage to launch its new programs and initiatives of living a more humane and conscious lifestyle.

Upon arrival, guests were greeted to a red carpet reception including complimentary champagne, luxury label wines and goody bags filled with LUSH cosmetics, Dr Dennis Gross products, Soul cycle and Equinox gifts and a BPA free water bottle, compliments of the Clear Title Group.

Once inside, guests were treated to musical performances by local talented pianist Ana Nikolic and violinist Anton Smirnov.

Vegan cuisine and lite bites were offered throughout the event by amazing sponsors including Beaker & Gray, SuViche, Via Verde and Riviera Focacceria Italiana. Guest enjoyed mingling at a beachfront cabana bar while sipping on signature craft drinks featuring Casamigos Tequila and an assortment of red and white wines from Palm Bay International.

Vendors showcased a boutique ‘vegan’ shopping experience and included; the launching of Raw&Rooted clothing by Gracia Maria, Creation De Hart, Sahira Jewelry, Luna handbags, Ikidikid, Feed me Health, Full Circle and Soul Cycle.

A LUSH Cosmetic spa offered complimentary massage bar services whilst vegan delicacies were featured at the Innocent Chocolate and Antoinette’s gourmet donut booths.

Sexy lounge vibes were provided on the outside deck by Lariena Pershyn as people shopped and took in the beautiful ocean views. Activities being offered were yoga by the reknown Valeria Hinojosa from Water Thru Skin and Animal Flow sessions by Master Instructor, Rebecca Evans. Children attending the event, enjoyed face painting and were adorned with balloon art.

The events silent auction was composed of over 70 amazing items and was a huge draw at the event ranging from one-of-a-kind artwork, sports memorabillia and luxury getaways and spa services.

The highlight of ‘A Day of Consciousness’ event lay in the informative and supporting speeches by special guests including Celebrity Actress and animal advocate, Gabrielle Anwar; Successful Entrepreneur, Owner of The Forge and Chair of the Make a Wish Foundation, Shareef Malnik; local artist David ‘Lebo’ LeBatard; Douglas Elliman Florida CEO, Jay Parker; and ARM’s Founder Richard ‘Kudo’ Couto.

A Day of Consciousness was the first event sponsored under the newly created Douglas Elliman Shares charity initiative (“DE Shares”). ARM was chosen to be one of the three main charities which the luxury real estate company supports with its program. The other two charities, St Jude’s and Habitat for Humanity will also be kicking off their initial event in the coming months.

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    Hunting Everglades

    Hunting Everglades

    Hunting Everglades

    After years of negotiations with American production companies and television networks, ARM is now progressing into broadcasting its first, exciting real life TV series.

    An instrumental role of the Animal Recovery Mission’s agenda lays in educating people of its criminal findings of some of the most unimaginable and concealed operations of animal cruelty, in the world.

    Obtained through its undercover investigations, ARMs work brings to light both the atrocities and challenges it encounters in promoting change for animal rights. For ARM, this not only serves as a necessary purpose, but stands as the organizations obligation to raise global societal awareness.

    The series will also be addressing many critical issues which the organization encounters in it’s efforts to disable existing industries of animal cruelty to save animals of abuse and neglect. These hurdles include working alongside official agencies and government departments. Viewers will get a rare insight, not only into the investigations themselves, but on the process of executing raids, animal rescues and the rehabilitation of rescued animals taken to at ARMs Sanctuary.

    Whilst ARM has the ongoing support of State Attorney offices and departments in many counties, often times ARM also receives resistance from relevant agencies  who attempt to turn their backs on ARMs undeniable evidence. In the past, this has often jeopardized cases, as well as the necessary arrests and animal rescues phases of the organizations investigations. This weekly series, with the credibility of a reputable TV network highlighting ARMs work, stands to give these same agencies no choice but to assist our organizations work.

    Since its inception in 2010, ARM has filmed thousands of news and investigative reports stories, documentaries and feature appearances on a variety of Americas most popular, prime time network shows.

    ARM, in addition, is also the proud recipient of multiple and honorable awards from television and film industries, including an Emmy, for its stories highlighting ARMs role in defending animal cruelty.

    For the first time ever, the Animal Recovery Mission’s real life series ‘Hunting Evil – Everglades’, will be coming to prime time TV to portray the true horrors of what countless animals are enduring on a daily basis in the industries which ARM exposes.

    ARMs Founder, Richard ‘Kudo’ Couto, insists that this series will serve as an educational purpose with the content being filmed authentically and unscripted, never staged or swaying  away from the realities of the every day struggles of the organizations operations and activities.

    ARM hopes that our supporters will enjoy this extended trailer and encourages everyone to please leave your comments on our Vimeo page, for ARM’s production company to consider your opinions on this series, before it launches.

    We look forward to the near future where the Animal Recovery Mission will be brought into your home, for one hour, every week!