Advocacy teams Meals & Water Watch Inc. and Natural Shoppers have filed a federal lawsuit in opposition to Pilgrim’s Pleasure, alleging its practices do not dwell as much as the claims introduced in its advertising, reviews Bloomberg. In response to Pilgrim’s Pleasure’s advertising, its chickens are fed “solely pure elements,” handled humanely, and produced in an environmentally accountable means. However within the court docket paperwork, the plaintiffs say the birds dwell in crowded, unsanitary warehouses, are abused by workers, and have debilitating well being situations resulting from their breed, which was developed to develop quick. Chickens are routinely given antibiotics to hurry up their progress and so they’re fed GMOs, the teams allege.

The advocacy teams are aiming for an injunction and corrective promoting.

In December, the Humane Society of the US filed a grievance with the Federal Commerce Fee on related grounds. The group famous that whereas the corporate’s web site mentioned its birds had been being produced “as humanely as potential,” in actuality, they weren’t. Pilgrim’s Pleasure eliminated that wording from a number of locations on its web site, however mentioned the change was a part of a long-planned replace, in response to the report. Full Story

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