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Perdue Chicken Faces Lawsuit Over Misleading “Humanely Raised” Label (VIDEO)

Perdue Chicken Faces Lawsuit Over Misleading “Humanely Raised” Label (VIDEO)

The third largest chicken producer in America, Perdue, is currently facing a class-action lawsuit over their allegedly misleading “humanely raised” label. This lawsuit, brought by an HSUS member, is attempting to have the company remove their humane label and hopefully reform their management of the chickens.

The treatment of the birds at Perdue Farms is just as poor as that of conventional factory-farmed chickens. They are housed in overcrowded, dusty, ammonia-filled barns where they are routinely mutilated, deprived of proper veterinary care and often abused by workers.

Don’t hide behind labels such as “free-range” or “humanely raised.” It’s important to remember that these animals are sent off to the same premature, gruesome death at the slaughterhouse. Cruelty is cruelty, go vegan today!

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8:56PM PDT on Jun 30, 2012

Go Organic VEG'N! There is no way to HUMANELY raise any animal for violently killing them in the end as food. Human beings must put spirit first and never harm.

5:44AM PST on Feb 10, 2011

Greed, corruption, pain, suffering and lies are the words associated with factory farming, the filthy whores of society.

7:42PM PST on Feb 1, 2011

I lived in DE before I moved to TX. DE is the home of Perdue chicken, and I have seen his barns and processing plants. When you park in the lot, you return to your car and it is covering with debris -- what is it? Finely ground-up chicken that gets in the air and is floating around, coating everything. Disgusting. ALL chicken processing plants are like this. It is a disgusting, inhumane process, the raising, the killing, the processing of all animals. Do your soul a favor and go vegetarian.

12:03PM PST on Jan 24, 2011

I leaned towards trusting humanely raised labels. Mr. Perdue please stop your advertisements showing how you care for your chickens. You might as well give Gladys her candy bar. You are not giving her much else. I intend to boycott both chickens and eggs until this inhumanity is stopped!
You will not get my money anymore.

6:26AM PST on Jan 24, 2011

laurita, your teeth and gut are NOT designed to eat meat. all carnivores in the world have something in common. they have enzymes in their gut to kill any illness causing bacteria present in raw meat. we do not. they have short digestive tracts. we do not. we do not have the teeth of a carnivore. eating meat releases stress hormones in our bodies. what does that tell you?

3:18AM PST on Jan 24, 2011

I eat meat. I raise chickens, goats, turkeys and ducks for food. I eat eggs and use milk from my goats when it's available. I am not ashamed of being a carnivore. My teeth and gut are designed to process meat. My solution to humane treatment of my food animals is to raise them myself. My animals are humanely treated and when I kill one to eat it, I am courteous, do not make mistakes that cause hurt or alarm, and I respect the life being taken to support my own.
I also don't kill an animal in front others.

Harvesting grains causes accidental decapitation of more bunnies and other small animals than you can imagine. Go ahead: walk a field after harvest sometime. How many dead creatures and ruined nests of eggs are there?

I would not force another to adopt my ways, although I believe they are right ways, and I don't think vegans are any more right than I am. So it's your religion: it's not mine.

Raising chickens in your yard provides free eggs, allows you to monitor the care of your egg producers, gives you a way to recycle food garbage -- they eat anything! -- and keeps the bugs down in the areas they are allowed to roam, including the ticks that live in your lawn... Of course, it takes thought and care, but that can be a very pleasant side effect.

10:05AM PST on Jan 16, 2011

There are local farms that raise animals humanely and they welcome visitors who want to see for themselves.
I trust those.

12:22PM PST on Dec 26, 2010

we can't trust big corps these days

12:21AM PST on Dec 24, 2010

Yup, big business lies, and the sheeple buy it. it is not only food, it is everything we buy.

11:35AM PST on Dec 17, 2010

Deb H spoken like a true brainwashed my way or the highway vegan.

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