Animal Justice Demands Cruelty Investigation After 19,000 Chickens Die from Heat Stress

CLARKE’S BEACH, NL—National animal law organization Animal Justice has filed an animal cruelty report, asking the RCMP in Newfoundland & Labrador to investigate the deaths of 19,000 chickens killed by heat stress at B.I.A. Farms on Roaches Line. Animal Justice learned of the chickens’ deaths following media reports on Friday, October 25.   Known as broiler chickens, the animals... Read more » Animal Justice
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Vancouver Chicken Slaughterhouse in Trouble for Endangering Animal Advocates

At Animal Justice, we use the law to help animals. Sometimes that means using animal protection laws, but often it means using other laws, unrelated to animals, to hold industry accountable and shine a spotlight on the abuse animals endure. If you can’t get the mafia for murder, get them for tax evasion, right?

In addition to being a nightmare for animals, slaughterhouse work is notoriously dangerous and abusive for workers. Occupational health and safety regulations are frequently engaged by workers suffering from injuries on the job.

The family of a worker from Hallmark Poultry slaughterhouse in Vancouver even sued the company for wrongful death after Bao Min Cheng died of a heart attack following a 13 hour shift. In court documents, the family stated that Hallmark hires non-English-speaking Chinese migrants and has them working up to 70 hours per week.

In recent years, Vancouver residents have increasingly attended vigils at Hallmark to observe …

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