Turkeys Reportedly Stomped and Beaten to Death 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: World Wildlife


57 Comments

  1. Kathy Robertson says:

    This horrific treatment of innocent animals is NEVER acceptable! These men should be punished and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law with criminal charges added! It’s bad enough these turkeys are frightened but they should never endure this kind of abuse and treatment ever! It’s cruel and inhumane! Send them to jail!

  2. What kind of sick inbreds are you hiring ??!!

    • You ask what kind of ‘inbreds’ these killing houses hire?
      Well I can tell you that they unknowingly hire ‘sickos’, ‘psychos’,
      ‘sadists‘ and any other human shite who enjoys inflicting pain, misery and torture!
      These bastards cannot do these things to normal humans so a slaughter house would be the great opportunity they were looking for!
      And I do not suppose that the owners care too much as it is not a job
      (if it CAN be called a job) that normal people could do.
      To be able to torture and murder living animals you would definitely need to be a real sick psychotic bastard.
      I would challenge any normal ‘meat eater’ to watch what happens even in the so-called humane ones!
      I’ll bet you a ‘pound to a penny’ that the buggers would not want to eat meat ever again.
      Even the hard fuckers who like to eat their steak ‘rare’ to prove how hard they are. These are the bastards who would ‘shit their pants’ if they saw what happens in these ‘death’ houses. No doubt pass out in the spot!
      And yes, I DO know what I am talking about as I have seen this first hand when, years ago I worked for a short spell delivering meat from a butchers shop. And collecting packages from local slaughter houses.
      Then, I was young and naive and was asked if I wanted to see what happened.
      The terrified animals were prodded into a narrow walkway just wide enough for them to be able to walk. When the animal reaches the end it cannot go any further with it’s head poking over the top where the killer is standing on a platform with his captive bolt gun.

      Then ‘ BANG’ The captive bolt crashes into the cows scull as the sound echos all around! The animals behind in the queue KNOW it will be their turn next! Then a lever is pulled, the side of the run slides open and the animal slides out onto the tiled floor.
      So yes, I watched just one cow be killed with the supposed ‘humane‘ bolt gun, then whilst it was still kicking after it was ‘supposedly’ stunned, was sliced open from neck to tail with all the guts and intestines flowing out on the floor.
      The smell was of death and I was violently sick all over the boards where I stood!
      Two days later I gave in my notice and have never been near a butchers shop since!!
      These animals know something nasty is going to happen just by the smell of blood that can never be permanently eradicated. Not forgetting the high powered ‘cattle prods‘ so the bastards can get them where they want them to go. And this was what is termed as a humane slaughter house. Absolute BOLLOCKS.

      So, do not tell me that these are normal people who do this excuse of a job. They are secret killers and like it!
      These are the fuckers who need terminating, but where to go from here, I really do not know right now.
      Only people power and mass petitions can maybe start to get the ball rolling.
      Unfortunately in the meantime, cows, sheep. pigs , hens, And all animals edible are seriously suffering.
      And as the useless law will do nothing, it is up to us to clean up our world and gradually get rid of the surplus human bastards who cause pain and misery to the animal world!

  3. GO VEGAN and this animal hell will END once and for all. As long as people finance the slaughter-industries, animals will go through shocking abuse behind the walls of Animal Ag.
    Farmed animals are the most abused animals! Calves are torn from their cow-mothers moments after birth. Their milk is regularly stolen and sold to humans. Male calves are killed a few days after birth for veal. Female calves will perpetuate their cow-mothers’ fate. Undercover investigators regularly infiltrate slaughterhouses where they capture images of workers killing cows in their last month of pregnancy! The footage shows an unborn calf struggling inside his mother’s belly as she was killed and bled out! Calves are torn out from their mother’s belly and thrown onto the slaughterhouse floor.

    Chickens, turkeys and other birds are shackled upside down by their legs, scalded alive and beheaded. They can never live according to their innate needs and maternal instincts.

    Mother pigs are trapped in crates with no room to move. They are forcefully raped to “produce” more piglets. Piglets who are too small, or injured, are smashed against the wall, headfirst, in the presence of their mothers. Piglets are also castrated without any pain relief and their tails are cut off without any pain relief.
    This is only scratching the surface of what happens inside factory farms & slaughterhouses, but remains hidden from the public view!
    Carnists, YOU are cynically manipulated by the multi-billion slaughter-industries to buy and EAT DEATH & unspeakable suffering!

    GO VEGAN! Everything else is a wishful thinking, hypocrisy and lies.

    VEGAN is NOT a diet. Vegan is 100% CRUELTY-FREE LIFESTYLE!
    Tasty, healthy, environmentally-friendly vegan products are available in ALL food-stores!
    BREAK YOUR unethical, detrimental, MURDEROUS & SADISTIC EATING HABITS and GO VEGAN!

    • People will never go ‘vegan’ of their own accord!
      The only way the governing bodies could make them is by passing a law that says anyone found eating meat of any sort will be terminated on the spot.
      But we all know this will never happen as there is too much money being made through animal torture and suffering, plus any country’s leaders would never have the balls to pass any such bill!

      As Ursula Lund says, stop eating meat!! You will not die from not eating meat and there are plenty of proteins, vitamins, minerals, carbs etc in a decent vegan diet.
      You are eating ‘DEAD’ animals who were no doubt alive and reasonably happy a day or two before!
      These animal killers, slaughterers, or whatever the fuckers are called enjoy what they do. They get pleasure out of killing and maiming. They cannot do it to humans so line up to do it to animals instead.
      Bastards all of them.
      There are plenty of normal humans about who could band together to stop this unnecessary torture and finally put an end to this never endIng animal abuse and torture hiding behind the name of ‘food’.
      These bastards need sussing out and terminating as they are just sadists and psychos who enjoy what they do. KILLING!!

  4. Tom and Sara Mayer says:

    Animals are sentient beings. This should be recognized widely. Our government, particularly the D.o Ag is most remis in failing to protect farm animals. And the euphemistically named ‘Wildlife Services’ brutally murders millions of wild creature every year serving ranching industry .

  5. I with all informed do not buy commercial lies or cruelty.

  6. Do the same to those worthless pieces of human shit!!!!

  7. This farm needs to be closed down permanently and the people responsible need to be prosecuted and sentenced. People like this are the reason more people are going vegetarian.

  8. STOP KILLING TURKEYS IN ABUSIVE, TORTUROUS, SND WITH ANIMAL CRUELTY IMMEDIATELY!!!!!

  9. I am SICKENED, MAD, ANGRY AND FRUSTRATED BY THESE DEVIL-AWFUL-SO-CALLED-HUMANS.
    I b wish them NO GOOD and I hope they END UP NO GOOD. UNLESS THEY CHANGED THEIR WAYS.
    Every living being is here for a purpose NOT FOR YOUR ABUSE OR TO BE YOUR FOOD.
    Taken your aggression out on yourself for BEING THE LOSER THAT YOU ARE.
    GO LEARN SELF CONTROL.
    EVILNESS WILL NEVER BE REWARDED.
    GOOD PEOPLE ALWAYS WIN.
    OUR ANIMALS ARE INNOCENT AND HAS BEING TREATED POORLY FOR CENTRIES. ITS SICKENING.
    OUR GOVERNMENT PERPETUATES EVILNESS WITH A SLAP ON THE HAND.
    ANIMAL ABUSE/KILLER ARE HUMAN ABUSER/KILLER.

  10. Do the same to the people as they did to the Turkeys and see how it works out for them!

  11. These SADISTIC MONSTERS!~!~!! I am Heartsick over this Cruelty! CLOSE THIS FARM DOWN> THESER MONSTERS NEED THE SAME TREATMENT AS THEY GAVE THESE DEFENSELESS ANIMALS!!!

  12. Please make it stop already!! this is unacceptable

  13. So disturbing. Please prosecute to the fullest extent of the law. Shut these animal abusers/torturers down!!

  14. HEARTBREAKING — Depravedly barbaric — all the more reason to GO VEGAN — GO VEGAN — these PSYCHO-Humans are unconscionably cruel, sadistic — they’re insane & emotionally sick — they belong in Psyche Wards — SHUT DOWN these farms — IDIOTS will continue with sadistic savagery unless we STOP them — GO VEGAN

  15. Julia Edinger says:

    I TOTALLY AGREE WITH hyacinth addison
    “ I am SICKENED, MAD, ANGRY AND FRUSTRATED BY THESE DEVIL-AWFUL-SO-CALLED-HUMANS.
    I b wish them NO GOOD and I hope they END UP NO GOOD. UNLESS THEY CHANGED THEIR WAYS.
    Every living being is here for a purpose NOT FOR YOUR ABUSE OR TO BE YOUR FOOD.
    Taken your aggression out on yourself for BEING THE LOSER THAT YOU ARE.
    GO LEARN SELF CONTROL.
    EVILNESS WILL NEVER BE REWARDED.
    GOOD PEOPLE ALWAYS WIN.
    OUR ANIMALS ARE INNOCENT AND HAS BEING TREATED POORLY FOR CENTRIES. ITS SICKENING.
    OUR GOVERNMENT PERPETUATES EVILNESS WITH A SLAP ON THE HAND.
    ANIMAL ABUSE/KILLER ARE HUMAN ABUSER/KILLER.”
    ALL EVIL ABUSERS MUST BE SEVERELY PUNISHED!!!!

  16. Michelle Stewart says:

    All the animals must be rescued immediately and that farm shut down permanently. Every single person involved must be each charged with 100 animal cruelty felonies, the company must pay a $1 million dollar fine, and every person must be banned for life from owning or going near or operating/working in any farm ever again

  17. I DEFINATELY AGREE WITH THIS COMMENT.

    This horrific treatment of innocent animals is NEVER acceptable! These men should be punished and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law with criminal charges added! It’s bad enough these turkeys are frightened but they should never endure this kind of abuse and treatment ever! It’s cruel and inhumane! Send them to jail!

    THEY MUST BE ERADICATED FROM OUR PLANET and made to suffer IN AGONY as their defenceless and innocent victims endured.

  18. MORONIC, THICK, EVIL AND WICKED ARE ALL THOSE SO CALLED `HUMANS` WHO ARE EVEN REMOTELY INVOLVED IN SUCH VILE ABUSE OF A POOR ANIMAL.
    SHOCKING, WICKED, EVIL…..YOUR KARMA WILL DEFINITELY CATCH YOU AND IT DOESNT MATTER ONE LITTLE BIT IF YOU BELEIVE THAT OR NOT…IT WILL.
    SHAME ON YOU, YOU ARE THE LOWEST OF THE LOW TO DO THIS TO AN ANIMAL.
    YOUR TIME WILL COME.
    YOU ARE TRULY DISGUSTING IN EVERY POSSIBLE WAY.

  19. Sandra Schomberg says:

    there is no excuse for this!

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