One of twelve men, including three supervisors, who forcefully threw turkeys into coops for transport at Aviagen.
Photo courtesy of PETA.
Because of an undercover investigation by PETA, three employees at Aviagen Turkeys, Inc. in West Virginia have been charged with 19 counts of animal cruelty, including 11 felony counts. The undercover video shows employees stomping on, throwing and punching turkeys. When the investigator tried to talk to the supervisor about these abuses, the response was, "Every once in a while, everybody gets agitated and has to kill a bird." According to PETA, this is the first time anyone has been indicted for felony animal cruelty to factory-farmed birds.
You can use a webform to ask Aviagen to adopt PETA's 7-point Animal Welfare Plan, but as the message at the end of the video points out, "If you eat turkey, you support the abuses that you have seen here. Please go vegetarian."
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