BOISE, Idaho – Six Mexican veterinarians who say they were recruited to work as animal scientists at an Idaho dairy have filed a federal human trafficking case against the dairy owners and the lawyer who arranged work visa.
The lawsuit filed Tuesday in U. S. District Court in Boise, claims that the veterinarians were forced to work as general labourers for about a year.
It says that the vets were promised that they would supervise the animal health and reproduction programs on Funk Dairy, Inc. in Murtaugh, Idaho.
She came to the U.S. on visas granted to professionals from Mexico and Canada.
The suspects are Funk owner David Funk, manager Curtis Giles and the attorney-Jeremy Pittard.
Pittard says he helped arrange the visa, but declined to comment on the working conditions.
The dairy of the phone went unanswered.