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Canada B.C. poultry farm knew about abuse, fired supervisor says

CTV News: ‘A poultry farm supervisor fired after undercover videos revealed horrific incidents of chickens being abused says he reported similar incidents in the past to his superiors. Speaking under anonymity to CTV News, the supervisor alleged that management was aware of the way the chickens were treated. “Some of the stuff, yes. Because I reported it,” the supervisor told CTV News. The supervisor reached out to CTV News after he and five other employees were fired by Elite Farm Services Ltd. on Tuesday after the brutal footage surfaced. Video shot by a whistleblower shows a worker pulling a live chicken whose leg was stuck under a crate until the bird’s leg ripped off. Other footage shows workers slamming chickens against crates, and mimicking sex acts with the birds by thrusting into them…

The video was shot by a whistleblower who spent one month working on the farm. He was hired to help load chickens destined for processing plants. He says he received no training for the job… Mercy For Animals, an animal rights group that produced the undercover video, has filed a formal complaint with the RCMP, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the BC SPCA. “Firing five workers is too little, too late,” said Krista Hiddema, managing director for Mercy For Animals, at a press conference on Tuesday. Hiddema called on law enforcement officials to press charges against the workers, managers and companies involved in the video, which she said reveals “the most sickening and sadistic abuse” ever obtained by the group’. SOURCE…

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