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    • Updated: 01/06/2016
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    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 Wegmans abuses chickens for corporate profit. Download the 30-minute documentary "Wegmans Cruelty" for free at, 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 & 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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