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. Wendy+Morrison says:

    ANIMAL CRUELTY needs to be stopped IMMEDIATELY!!! STOMPING AND KICKING TURKEYS I CONSIDER TO BE ANIMAL CRUELTY AND ABUSE!! THESE CRUEL PEOPLE DESERVE THE SAME ABUSIVE AND CRUEL TREATMENT.

  2. Renata Kuchinsky says:

    Sick monsters should be charged. Shame on the company that allows such atrocities.

  3. No living beings deserve such excruciating torture! Please take stringent enforcement action against the company and its SICK EMPLOYEES immediately!! Install more video surveillance to deter animal abuse!

    • Bev Woodburn says:

      Joo Martia I definately agree with your comment.

      ” No living beings deserve such excruciating torture! Please take stringent enforcement action against the company and its SICK EMPLOYEES immediately!! Install more video surveillance to deter animal abuse!”

      Torture the lowlife monster vile and evil psychopahic Employees. These psychopathic Employees must be tortured to death and suffer in excruciating agony as the precious and helpless Turkeys endured.

      The vile and evil Plainville Farms must be closed down immediately and the vile and evil Owners to be jailed for life for allowing their vile and evil psycho Employees to commit this sadism and evilness against such innocent and helpless Turkeys.

      Down with all the vile and evil nonhuman psycho bastards.

  4. Dahlia Gordon says:

    I hope justice will be served. It is not OK to allow these people to get away with such cruelty.

  5. Charleen Murphy says:

    I get so sick of people!! So sick!! 😠 😡 filthy disgusting people!! Poor turkeys! 😢 terrible, horrendous!
    I hope someone stomps on them!!

  6. Sabrina Favero says:

    One day there will be a farm that will held humans for by the way human consumption!!!! The treatment I am sure it will be worse!!!

  7. Vittoria Elizabeth Clerici says:

    Sick and deranged. Please close down these farms and hold the people doing these disgusting things accountable.

  8. There is zero excuse for this treatment of these innocent turkeys. This miserable excuse for a farm and touting themselves as “humane” is absurd. Plainville Farms needs to be shut down, all employees involved in these vicious assaults and murders charged and jailed, management needs to be charged with condoning the employees conduct and participation in these abusive crimes. I hope, for once, these vile hell holes are soon to become a thing of the past!

  9. These are not people but sadistic mindless vermin with no empathy for any living being!
    Destroy these Nazi executioners!!!
    Don’t understand that there are still ”people” who eat abused animal corpses. Those are also mindless and have no heart!!!

    • ROBBIN McKnight says:

      GREAT COMMENT IM VEGAN AND THE CRUELTY TORTURE VIOLENCE NEGLECT AND ABUSE NEEDS TO END STOP THE HOLOCAUST ON THE INNOCENT

  10. Jeanne C Bradbury says:

    OFFICIALS CANNOT IGNORE THIS UNSPEAKABLE CRUELTY!!!!!!!
    WE DEMAND IT BE FULLY INVESTIGATED AND PROSECUTED!!!

  11. Gerald Ryan says:

    Just one more reason to go VEGAN!!!!!!!

    HOW LONG WILL AUTHORITIES LOOK AWAY FROM THIS UNDPEAKABLE CRUELTY????

  12. Jeanne Marie Cambouris says:

    HOWO DO WE ALLOW DEPRAVED MUTANTS TO GO UNPUNISHED FOR THE MOST OBSCENE ANIMAL CRUELTY?? One more reason to go vegan!!!

  13. NICOLE DAVIS says:

    WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THESE `PEOPLE` AND YOU FOR ALLOWING THIS ABJECT WICKED, EVIL, CRUELTY TO EVEN HAPPEN….WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?????
    DISGUSTING LOW-LIFE MORONS DO THIS TO INNOCENT ANIMALS. BAD ENOUGH YOU EAT THEM, WHICH IS ABHORANT, LET ALONE DO THIS BEFORE THEY ARE MURDERED!!!!

    PLEASE STOP THIS AND PUNISH THESE VILE EXCUSES FOR `HUMANS` TO THE HIGHEST DEGREE, OTHERWISE YOU ARE BAD AS THEY ARE….FOR SURE.

    DISGUSTING, ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING….

  14. Debra Goldstein-Lustig says:

    SO ATROCIOUS. PROSECUTE THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS HEINOUS ACT OF ANIMAL ABUSE AND CRUELTY.

  15. Kim Singer says:

    To everyone who has expressed their horror at what happened on this farm – and no doubt in many other places in the US and around the world, I have the perfect simple solution.
    If you want a future in which animals will never again face suffering like this on so-called ‘farms’, then stop eating animal products. It’s as simple as that. With all the new vegan food products available now, there’s never been an easier time to make the switch. Bottom line: As long as there’s a market for cheap turkey meat, for example, there will always be someone who’ll supply it in the manner depicted in this video. This particular expose is nothing new. It’s been going on for ages. But we can stop the cruelty dead in its tracks simply by adopting the vegan lifestyle. You’ll feel better for it (see nutritionfacts.org for proof of that) and you’ll also sleep better at night knowing that you’re no longer the reason that countless animals are being tortured to death.

  16. Julia Edinger says:

    I totally agree with Wendy+Morrison
    ANIMAL CRUELTY needs to be stopped IMMEDIATELY!!! STOMPING AND KICKING TURKEYS I CONSIDER TO BE ANIMAL CRUELTY AND ABUSE!! THESE CRUEL PEOPLE DESERVE THE SAME ABUSIVE AND CRUEL TREATMENT. “

  17. Jane+Morrow says:

    Poor sweet souls. The same treatment needs to be enacted on those responsible. As other people has commented, this sort of cruelty will continue unseen until people stop eating animal flesh.

  18. Stephanie Geyser says:

    I’ve never understood why a turkey must be pardoned by the president – what crime did the turkey commit, in order to get a presidential pardon?

    It seems that the farmers are the ones who commit the crimes against turkeys (and other animals). Not vice versa.

  19. Patricia Wicker says:

    Monsters!!!!! Kill the Sadistic Bastards!!~!~!

  20. Nadine+brundage says:

    There is no reason to torture these animals, those responsible should face animal cruelty charges and should not be allowed to work near any animals. Disgusting subhumans.

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