Feb 11th, 2009 by ravi
Felony indictment in animal cruelty case

Workers get indicted for “stomping, kicking, throwing … turkeys”. I wonder how the majority of the Western orthodox Left will resolve this one. On the one hand the issue of “solidarity” with the workers, while on the other, the utter disregard for the rights or welfare of any animal other than the most destructive one… oh wait, there is no conflict for them, is there?

The PETA Files: Victory: First-Ever Felony Charges of Cruelty to Factory-Farmed Birds

In a huge victory for animals, a grand jury has issued 19 indictments for cruelty to animals against three former employees of Aviagen Turkeys, Inc. And it gets better—11 of the indictments are on felony charges. This marks the first time in U.S. history that factory-farm employees have faced felony cruelty-to-animals charges for abusing birds.

These indictments are the result of PETA’s undercover investigation at Aviagen’s factory farms in West Virginia, which uncovered workers stomping, kicking, throwing, and killing turkeys in unimaginably cruel ways. Our investigator’s video footage was seen by the West Virginia State Police, whose investigator then conducted his own prompt and thorough investigation, leading to these indictments in Greenbrier County.

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