KFC Supplier Busted!

Published by PETA.

A slaughterhouse in Alabama owned by Pilgrim’s Pride, a company that supplies chickens to KFC, has been slapped with a $135,000 fine for 29 safety violations, including citations for unmarked containers of hazardous materials, exposed batteries that posed a danger of caustic burns and electrical shocks, and an unsecured 150-pound drum of chlorine. A complaint about ammonia odors, tripping hazards, and cutting and stabbing injuries prompted the U.S. Department of Labor to conduct the investigation that led to the fine.

Alert PETA Files readers might recall PETA’s investigation at a Pilgrim’s Pride slaughterhouse in West Virginia, which produced evidence that workers were stomping on chickens, kicking them, ripping off their beaks and heads, slamming them against floors and walls, spitting tobacco into their eyes and mouths, and spray-painting their faces.



So I guess it shouldn’t come as any surprise that a company that shows such little regard for the humane treatment of animals would also have little regard for worker safety. Just one more reason to stay away from Pilgrim’s Pride enabler customer KFC.

Written by Alisa Mullins

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