New Film Documents Egg Farm Cruelty
A new film by the grassroots group Compassionate Consumers exposes the
suffering endured by hens at Wegmans Egg Farm in Wolcott, N.Y. Wegmans is a
regional grocery store chain that owns & operates the largest factory egg
farm in New York State, with over 700,000 hens in 11 buildings.
Animal advocates with Compassionate Consumers sought permission to tour the
facility, but were denied by Wegmans several times & lied to about
conditions inside the massive sheds. Advocates therefore conducted an
undercover investigation of the farm using video cameras, capturing
harrowing images of chickens packed into battery cages stacked atop one
another, many with their heads caught in cage wire, & corpses of dead
birds being left to rot in cages among the living. Investigators also
rescued several birds in critical condition, & relocated them to homes
where they could recover from their injuries & live in peace.
Wegmans persists in denying that chickens are treated inhumanely on their
farm, despite clear & overwhelming evidence to the contrary. The company
even vowed to prosecute activists "to the full extent of the law," even
though the publicity brought about by a court case will shine an even
brighter spotlight on their egregious cruelty to hens.
Action - Watch the documentary & make up your own mind about whether
abuses chickens for corporate profit. Download the 30-minute documentary
"Wegmans Cruelty" for free at
www.wegmanscruelty.com, or order a DVD of the film at the site.
Action - Wegmans operates stores in New York, New Jersey,
Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland & Virginia. If you live in one of these
states, fill out the feedback form at
www.wegmans.com/guest & let Wegmans know that you will not shop at
their stores until they honestly address the concerns raised by animal advocates.
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