Turkeys Reportedly Stomped and Beaten to Death on Video Deserve Justice

Target: Lina Khan, Chair of Federal Trade Commission

Goal: Investigate turkey farm for possibly lying to consumers about humane and ethical treatment of animals.

A turkey is given a “pardon” every year for Thanksgiving, but thousands of the animals will not be so lucky. Video evidence obtained on a Pennsylvania farm allegedly shows in stark detail just how brutal the end may be for some turkeys raised for slaughter. In the footage, the animals appear to be beaten, stomped, kicked, violently shaken, clubbed, and nearly have their necks snapped. So far, 11 workers have been charged with cruelty. But the organization for which the employees worked—which uses terms like “humanely raised” and “animal welfare-certified” to describe its product—is still operating unchecked.

Plainville Farms provides turkeys to prominent grocery chains and is responsible for the output of roughly 90 million pounds of the poultry yearly. An undercover investigation by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) yielded the disturbing accusations, and the reported cruelty allegedly took place in several counties. While at least one retailer has stopped selling the meat and charges were finally filed after months of public pressure, PETA believes more action should be taken. They are calling on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to launch its own investigation into this producer for potentially misleading consumers.

Sign the petition below to join in the calls for accountability.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Chair Khan,

“Every night, at every farm the crews worked at, these men threw turkeys, viciously kicked and stomped on them, and killed them in the most rampant, top-to-bottom display of cruelty to farmed animals we’ve ever seen.” A spokesperson for PETA released this statement in regards to the organization’s undercover investigation of Plainville Farms. Over 100 cruelty charges have since been filed in association with the case.

Now, the root source of this alleged widespread abuse needs to be held accountable. PETA has implored the FTC to investigate this farm that appears to be misleading consumers with false claims about “humanely raised” animals living in a “stress-free environment.” Please take these entreaties to heart.

Look out for consumers and, more importantly, for the living beings at risk of inhumane and callous treatment.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: PETA


84 Comments

  1. These poor unfortunate Birds are being TORTURED TO DEATH BY WORKERS FOR FUN!
    I have seen the video and it is absolutely horrendous what these fucking EVIL SCUM are getting away with. & this is “Humane” meat (no such thing as) WHY TF is this being ignored… FFS STOP THIS SHIT….
    These filthy EVIL bastards should be tortured to death the same way.
    FUCK THIS WORLD

    RIP ALL ANIMALS XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    • Gilda Provenzano says:

      Same with KFC pos workers. They also do this vile shit!!

    • MARYCECILIA SEDILLO says:

      BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN!I STAND 110% WITH YOU!!

    • F’ing identity these bastards and I call on nearby residents to torture them!
      This is the ONLY justice for these poor creatures.
      I will not buy another turkey!
      No “authority” will do a damn thing. We MUST do it ourselves by finding these bastards AND not buying factory farmed animals. It’s the ONLY way to stop this cruelty!

    • Mary Cameron says:

      I’m right behind you I am fed up that nothings being done to stop it if I had a gun I would go on a shooting spree and mow these two legged bastards down 🤬

  2. Leimamo Oshiro says:

    💯 Agree! SHAME ON THESE PEOPLE👊🏼👊🏼👊🏼🔥🔥🤬😡. All ANIMALS that get abused by humans will suffer.👊🏼👊🏼

  3. I agree with theater comments. These workers are beyond what words can describe. If such action were to be taken against them would they like it? No. But they seem too lame to understand you treat others as you would like to be treated. It applies to ALL life. These men need to be fired and the information of these acts follow them through out their lives. They should never be around any animals again. I’m worried about their kids.
    What if Karma exists? These idiots don’t seem to realize they might have to live 10 lifetimes for every one harm they committed against innocent animals. A true wake up call. This is why cameras need to be installed and used by every workplace especially those involving animals or children. If a company does not have and use cameras, they need to be shut down permanently!

  4. Prosecutor and make example of industry wide.

  5. josie Olive says:

    WOOULD LOVE TO STOMP THEM TO DEATH

  6. Sue Cugini says:

    Until child and animal abusers start receiving the death penalty (a sentence rarely given, let alone carried out in this country), this horrendous abuse will continue. Virtually nothing will happen to these disgusting POS, but may they one day experience a very long and painful death.

  7. Joie Marshall says:

    I don’t understand how the very creatures who provide us nourishment, are treated with no dignity and no respect. Why are these poor, defenseless animals treated in such an inhumane manner, considering all they do for us? Animals have done us no harm and they have no power of resistance…There is something so very dreadful…in tormenting those who have never harmed us, who cannot defend themselves, who are utterly in our power.

  8. Pamela Lavine says:

    Dreadful

  9. Such evil can only understand if the same act was threatened to be used against them; the humans. They would be crying MERCY; yet they do not know the word for any other living being.
    These people can be your neighbors, relatives, etc. that believe such violence is fun. Think about that.

  10. You shouldn’t waste money on these pieces of shit just do the same to them and close the place down. Any turkrys left should be rescued

  11. Cheryl Miller says:

    Please please prosecute all involved!!! This is disturbing disgusting and horrible!!!!

  12. Shame on you by doing nothing!

  13. Since this f. bastard is known, I believe he should be publicly sodomized!

  14. Maria Lavorato says:

    Man’s evil has no bounds….and the law that lets them get away with it IS JUST AS EVIL.

    These workers have no humanity …CHARGE THEM ALL AND I HOPE YOU DIE A GRUESOME END IN PRISON.

    All these farms should be shut down and at the very least camera surveillance should be put in place and made mandatory! A place that does not comply SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN!!! ASAP!! Allowing these heinous acts should be a chargeable offence EVERY TIME!
    THERE SHOULD BE ZERO ANIMAL CRUELTY TOLERANCE EVERYWHERE…ALL THE TIME!

    Over 100 cruelty charges have since been filed in association with the case AND THEY ALL NEED TO BE PUT IN PRISON FOR A LONG LONG TIME. HOPEFULLY THEY WILL QUICKLY BE KILLED THERE!

  15. Identify, locate, and torture these bastards, NOW!!!
    Stop buying factory farmed products!!!!

  16. Pat ocallaghan says:

    Yes the workers ought to be beaten themselves see how they like it shame on them God bless the animals

  17. 1) Management KNOWS this is going on and does nothing.
    2) Workers are the lowest level of humanity – no brains, mean, and stupid. Who else would work in a place like this? Easy to manage – just give them something to kick around. At home, it’s probably their family.
    3) Absolutely, an investigation is DEMANDED and these bastards must be fully and harshly prosecuted.
    4) Know when all of this will REALLY stop? When people stop buying turkeys – how many of the peope writing here – and their families and friends – eat a turkey for Thanksgiving? Most turkeys are killed for this one holiday.

    INVESTIGATIONS AND PROSECUTIONS ARE FINE AND NEED TO HAPPEN, BUT AS LONG AS PEOPLE KEEP EATING THESE BIRDS, AND OTHER “FOOD” ANIMALS, THIS WILL CONTINUE TO HAPPEN AND NOTHING WILL CHANGE.

    The real key to change is to STOP EATING ANIMALS. Only then will there will be no financial incentive for businesses like this.

    • “AS LONG AS PEOPLE KEEP EATING THESE BIRDS, AND OTHER ‘FOOD’ ANIMALS, THIS WILL CONTINUE TO HAPPEN AND NOTHING WILL CHANGE.”

      Exactly.

      The anag system – the death industry – is based on a foundation of killing animals after their brief existences of rapid, unnatural growth using the cheapest ingredients; it makes no sense to me why people get so angry that animals are kicked – by people who are paid to kill them – but people show no anger at animals being killed in the first place. If kicking is bad, killing is worse: if you pay people to violently kill the most vulnerable and defenseless of beings, how can you pretend that it’s being done kindly and with humane intent? It’s preposterous but people love to define the suffering of others in manners that provides people comfort causing the suffering of others but that does nothing for the victims.

      Exploiting, including killing, is inherently abusive and cruel.

  18. Disgusting that Plainville Farms is so evil and criminal. Shut this place down!!!!!

  19. Raymond Stevens says:

    Any sonofabitch does this shit to an animal deserves the type of justice that isn’t legal in broad daylight.

  20. This is sickening. The poor souls of these living beings will go straight to Gods open loving arms. And those who perpetrate such atrocities will go to hell.

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