Feds Find 30,500 Birds Denied Water and Food on Trucks for 25 Hours at Costco Supplier; PETA Seeks Criminal Probe

After obtaining U.S. Department of Agriculture reports revealing that approximately 30,500 chickens were held in severely crowded crates on trucks overnight without food or water at Lincoln Premium Poultry in Nebraska—which exclusively supplies Issaquah-based Costco stores—PETA sent a letter this morning to Dodge County Attorney Paul J. Vaughan requesting a criminal probe and applicable charges… Read more »

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Feds Find Over 9,000 Hens Frozen Dead in Subzero Temperatures on Trucks at Slaughterhouse

Armed with a newly released U.S. Department of Agriculture report revealing that more than 25,000 chickens transported from Ohio were left on trailers outside the Butterfield Foods slaughterhouse overnight as the wind chill plummeted to minus 32 degrees—slowly and painfully killing over 9,100 birds—PETA sent a letter today to Watonwan County Attorney Stephen Lindee urging… Read more »

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Feds Cite 8 Pilgrim’s Pride Slaughterhouses After Birds Are Thrown, Drowned

PETA has just obtained damning U.S. Department of Agriculture reports revealing 12 violations of federal law in less than four months at eight Pilgrim’s Pride slaughterhouses across the country. Federal inspectors saw chickens who were scalded to death and/or drowned, found a live chicken in a barrel of dead birds, and discovered chickens caught in… Read more »

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Feds Cite Tyson Foods and George’s Inc. 12 Times in Four Months

PETA has just obtained U.S. Department of Agriculture reports revealing that locally based chicken slaughterers Tyson Foods, Inc., and George’s Inc. violated federal law at seven of their slaughterhouses across the country at least 12 times in four months when over 2,000 birds died on cold trucks overnight, others drowned, and live birds were plunged… Read more »

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Feds Find Scores of Birds Mutilated at Jennie-O Slaughterhouses; PETA Seeks Criminal Probe

Armed with U.S. Department of Agriculture reports revealing that turkeys sustained broken wings and legs among other severe injuries from being roughly handled by workers at two slaughterhouses operated by Jennie-O Turkey—a subsidiary of Austin-based Hormel Foods Corp.—PETA sent a letter today to Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Minnesota W. Anders Folk, asking… Read more »

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Alan Cumming to Starbucks Canada Exec: ‘Stop Penalizing Vegans With Upcharges’

Today, PETA Honorary Director Alan Cumming—who just filmed a new show for Apple TV+ in Vancouver—sent an appeal to Starbucks Canada Senior Vice President Lori Digulla, writing, “More than a year ago, Starbucks acknowledged that cow’s milk is the company’s biggest source of carbon dioxide emissions. Yet it continues to penalize customers for making green… Read more »

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