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Animal Cruelty Revealed at Foster Farms
East Bay Animal Advocates (EBAA), a San Francisco Bay Area-based animal advocacy organization, unveiled the findings of its cruelty investigation of Foster Farms, the largest poultry producer in the Western United States.
The group’s graphic documentation (available at http://www.fosterfacts.net) reveals systematic animal neglect at Foster Farms’ poultry operations. This year, EBAA asked for a tour of the company’s chicken farms. The tour request was denied.
EBAA conducted an investigation of Foster Farms' broiler (chicken meat) operations in Merced County, California's top broiler producing county and home of the company’s headquarters.
EBAA investigators rescued 39 sick and injured chickens. Following the investigative rescue, EBAA filed an animal cruelty complaint with Merced County Animal Control.
Each week Foster Farms slaughters five million chickens for human consumption.
In honor of September’s National Chicken Month, EBAA is calling on Foster Farms to discontinue its misleading Pure Honest to Goodness marketing campaign and improve conditions for its birds.
East Bay Animal Advocates is a non-profit organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Exposing animal cruelty in modern agriculture is of utmost importance to EBAA. Through direct aid and education outreach, EBAA is dedicated to fighting and preventing animal abuse in California's agricultural industry and beyond.
For more information: http://www.fosterfacts.net
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