For Immediate Release:
October 25, 2022
Robin Goist 202-483-7382
Charlotte, N.C. – Armed with signs reading, “Harris Teeter Still Selling ‘Humane’ Cruelty,” PETA supporters will raise a ruckus outside the supermarket on W. Sixth Street to urge Harris Teeter to reconsider its ties to Plainville Farms after a PETA exposé revealed workers kicking, choking, and stomping on birds and beating them with a heavy metal rod, despite Plainville’s self-described “humane” label. The action follows news earlier this month that the Pennsylvania State Police charged 11 former workers with 139 counts of cruelty to animals, including six felonies, across six counties—the largest number of charges in any factory-farmed animal case in U.S. history.
When: Thursday, October 27, 12 noon
Where: Harris Teeter, 325 W. Sixth St., Charlotte
“There’s no excuse for Harris Teeter to continue to allow customers to be duped by ‘humane’ claims on turkey packages after Plainville workers racked up felony charges for tormenting birds who were unable to walk,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is calling on Harris Teeter to reevaluate its support of this abusive company and reminds everyone that the only humane meal is a vegan one.”
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview.