Punish Workers Accused of Stomping on Live Turkeys

Target: Mark Schiller, CEO of Hain Celestial Group and Plainville Farm President Tom Donovan

Goal: Fire workers accused of kicking, torturing striking, and stomping on live turkeys.

A video published by PETA has reportedly shown vulgar, sadistic treatment of turkeys at a production site in New Oxford, Pennsylvania for Plainville Farms. In the video, workers are apparently shown kicking, torturing striking, and stomping on live turkeys, who are left on the floor to die after being tortured. Workers apparently grab the turkeys by the wings, a delicate spot, and fling them at each other playfully. This seriously twisted behavior must be punished if proven true.

Plainville Farms provides food for markets such as Whole Foods, Publix, and Harris Teeter. On their website, they declare that the alleged actions go against the company’s morals. They claim that the workers will be held accountable, but it is vital we make certain the company follows through. If these accusations are true, then labeling these products as “humanely-raised” is simply not true.

New protocols should be demanded to limit scenarios like this from happening. Acknowledgement is not enough- demand these workers and supervisors are fired if found responsible and that new regulations are implemented that actually guarantee humane treatment of these turkeys in the future.


Dear Mark Schiller and Tom Donovan,

As you may be aware, recent footage of turkey farms by employees at your companies were released. If reports are true, employees entertained themselves by torturing animals. While it is important to acknowledge any wrongdoing, you must also ensure there are consequences for the workers accused of this abuse. Firing supervisors and workers who allegedly allowed this treatment to happen is an important first step. You should not advertise your products as “humanely-raised” or “cruelty-free” if this is not the case either. Your retailers at Publix, Harris Teeter, and Whole Foods should also be formally informed about this incident.

Please ensure investigations against these locations are followed through and the proper consequences are met. While this video reportedly showing the violence at your turkey farms may demonstrate a single scenario, it is your responsibility to look into all your farms at differing locations. Enact protocols that ensure cruelty does not occur. Consumers and non-consumers alike will be awaiting direct action from your companies.


[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Frank Schulenburg


  1. I do pray that all these idiots that think it is funny to abuse turkeys find it also fun when you are in jail and the other inmates beat the s*** out of them. an eye for an eye….there is NO REASON for human scum to ever abuse innocent animals ever…..may all of them rot in hell and always have the pain in their body to remember what they did…..humans that use animals to feel like a “big baller” will pay the price in time..

    • Eileen Bennett says:

      Some years ago a saw a video at a well known chicken farm doing this very same thing. Stopped eating chicken from that moment on. Stopped turkey many years ago.
      Also stopped meat 40 years ago. Any one who can slaughter animals is a person without a caring heart.

    • Carmen Nunn says:

      I agree with you 100%!
      These people are evil and demented.

  2. These vile mentally deranged scumbags must have the death penalty implemented and nothing less. A slow and agonising death for these evil cretins is essential!! I am ready, willing and able to help with this procedure!!!!

  3. You need to fire these SADISTS working for you! How can you even have a conscience knowing this torture, abuse, & cruelty is occurring! STOP THIS NOW! ANIMALS ARE INNOCENT BEINGS AND YOUR COMPANY IS STOCKED UP WITH BARBARIC PEOPLE! Your company is a shameful excuse for human greed at the expense of animals

  4. Kelly Rankin says:

    I urge Whole Foods, Publix, and Harris Teeter to stop buying from Plainville. This ABSOLUTELY disgusting. When people buy a product, they should know where it comes from, and how it was handled. I personally do not shop at any of these stores, and now I never will ,but I hope something has been done to alert them of this sadistic treatment of a live animal raised for slaughter. Go vegan people, and this will be less common!

  5. They need to be stomped on, picked up by their dicks and thrown at each other and left to die. they need to experience their own actions. This is unacceptable and the owner needs to fire them as this bruises the meat and make them unsellable

  6. Virginia Roberts says:

    My God, what is wrong with people? This is heartbreaking! We MUST stop abusing and torturing animals for food. I hope there is a place in hell for these monsters.

  7. Fire them? Set fire to them more like. Evil morons deserve a good thrashing

  8. Robin Coleman says:

    Trample on the firefighters to see how it feels!

  9. FIRE THE BASTARDS!!!! These people are PURE EVIL!!!!~ This is so Heartbreaking that these poor Turkeys had to suffer this abuse. Thanksgiving is almost here and I know Many will be Killed. I just Pray they are killed HUMANLY.

  10. Stomp these fuckers to death!An eye for an eye!

  11. Round them up and kick and stomp on those bastards until they cry out in pain. Animal cruelty is the worst of the worst abusing a defenseless animal is not a joke or funny, disgusting piece of trash cancer to this planet those assholes are. Arrest the scumbags and publish their names, and lock them in cages for a few years not a jail with AC food gym and a bed paid with tax payers money!

  12. Only corwradly humans pick on defenseless others! Cowards and trash and dangerous to the rest of society! Repay the favor then lock them up and holpefully fellow prisioners treat them like child abusers cause that is actually what they are!!

  13. David Clark says:


  14. You have video proof!! Fire and send them to prison!! Put pictures of the abuse in the paper so public outcry will bring a bigger sentence. Ask the judge to enforce body cams on all workers, the supervisor too, as he is a criminal.

  15. I think people who work in this type of industry should have to have a physiological evaluation before being hired. I’ll never understand how a sane person can do things like this. All animal cruelty is a sickness.

  16. Eileen Bennett says:

    Some years ago a saw a video at a well known chicken farm doing this very same thing. Stopped eating chicken from that moment on. Stopped turkey many years ago.
    Also stopped meat 40 years ago. Any one who can slaughter animals is a person without a caring heart.

  17. Rose Coffey says:

    I wouldn’t want “people” like this working for me; it’s a real defamation to the company much less to the company’s regard for humane treatment of the turkeys.

  18. I hope these sadistic jerks were fired. You should make it known that such cruelty won’t be tolerated. They should be jailed; sometimes I think people that enjoy inflicting pain on innocent creatures don’t deserve to live.

  19. Gail Palmer says:

    Please keep us up to date on this Obviously I will not purchase unless there are clear and serious changes

  20. Janette Lands says:

    Stop eating turkeys. Simple.

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