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.


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.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: World Wildlife


  1. Muriel Servaege says:

    How can people do that! This is simply horrendous and sickening. The same should be done to them.

  2. Milantia Roy says:

    I wish they would some day be brutally massacred and killed!

  3. Teresa Zamalloa says:

    I don’t understand why all these difficult things happen in the US and why there is no law that sends all the executioners of any innocent animals directly to jail. Too bad those bastards cannot be subject to the same barbaric treatment

  4. Sylvia Vegas says:

    I’m surprised this place hasn’t been shut down and the workers haven’t been arrested.
    Isn’t there justice in the USA anymore?

  5. Bosha Karanovic says:

    Sadistic cowards – let’s wish them a cruel death!
    An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth!


  6. Jackie Pflucker says:

    Don’t you think that the supervisor of the place is also to blame? Where was he when all of this took place?

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