Target: Fresno County Sheriff, Margaret Mims
Goal: Launch thorough investigation of supposed animal cruelty at chicken slaughterhouse.
An animal advocacy group has released footage of alleged animal cruelty at a Foster Farms facility in Fresno, California. Despite a seal of approval from the American Humane Association, it seems Foster Farms employees may be neglecting humane techniques. Ask Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims to launch a thorough investigation into the Foster Farms facility and ensure all employees are following regulation.
Video footage shot by Mercy For Animals, a large advocacy group, demonstrates improper techniques that often result in a chicken remaining fully conscious during the painful slaughter process. This can even include being submerged in scalding water. The footage goes on to show employees physically abusing the chickens and violently removing their feathers. In other parts of the facility, employees are allegedly seen tossing bins of baby chicks on the ground, resulting in paralyzing injuries for many.
Foster Farms has released a statement reiterating their policies regarding annual training for employees. They have also announced their own investigation and suggested any employee found guilty will be reprimanded.
Despite this, it is important for the local authorities to investigate the facility and ensure all activities are legal and humane. Please sign this petition to ask Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims to launch an investigation into the alleged activities at Foster Farms.
Dear Sheriff Mims,
A Foster Farms facility in Fresno has been accused of severe animal cruelty and improper handling techniques. If the findings are true, it would confirm the pain and suffering of many live animals forced to suffer through the slaughter process. This is unacceptable, especially for a company approved by the American Humane Association.
Though Foster Farms has supposedly launched its own investigation, it is important for an outside source to do so as well. The Fresno County Sheriff’s office has already expressed its concern over the allegations, demonstrating a high level of concern for animal welfare and consumers.
A thorough investigation will put citizens at ease knowing everything is being done to ensure the well being of animals and the safety of food consumed. Employees found guilty will be properly punished and Foster Farms will understand the pressure they’re under to follow regulation and monitor the activities of employees at all times.
Please launch a thorough investigation concerning the alleged animal cruelty at Foster Farms in Fresno.
[Your Name Here]
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