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Cruel injustice: Seven receive suspended sentences after being filmed abusing chickens at Tyson farms

JUSTIN WM. MOYER: ‘The sentences of seven people were suspended in animal cruelty cases in Virginia after an undercover animal rights activist filmed them torturing chickens at Tyson factory facilities… Last year, the animal rights group Compassion Over Killing, based in Washington state, released video taken at four Virginia facilities where employees could be seen throwing, punching and kicking chickens… In June, three Tyson workers were sentenced after two of them were convicted and one pleaded guilty to charges related to the abuse. Prosecutors said seven more were sentenced… All received suspended sentences under the condition that they not work with animals for at least one year… Erica Meier, Compassion Over Killing’s executive director, said that the activist who filmed the abuse became a witness for the prosecution and that the video reveals the “hidden horrors” of chicken farming. “In the end, the most effective way we can each make a difference for these animals is to choose to not eat them,” she said’. SOURCE…

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