Walmart to Get ‘Pecked’ for Buying From Filthy, Cruel Egg Supplier

Release of Shocking PETA Investigative Video Prompts Call for Company to Examine Ties to Factory Farm

For Immediate Release:
September 2, 2020

Contact:
Nicole Meyer 202-483-7382

Edmonton, Alta. – Walmart shoppers will get an eyeful on Thursday, when a “flock of chickens” will lead a PETA protest against the retailer over its ties to Trillium Farm Holdings, an egg producer whose widespread, severe abuse of hens has just been exposed in a PETA undercover investigation.

When:    Thursday, September 3, at 12 noon

Where:    Walmart, 1203 Parsons Rd. N.W. (at the intersection with 13 Avenue N.W.), Edmonton

The protesters will screen footage from the investigation, in which hundreds of dead hens were found, many left to decompose alongside the survivors in small, cramped cages. PETA’s investigator documented a severely injured bird still alive in a trash bin—a supervisor had clumsily attempted but failed to kill the bird and let her suffer for two more days before another worker finally killed her. Another worker was seen pulling a live hen’s head off with his hands.

“Chickens are curious individuals who have distinct personalities, but most importantly, they feel pain and fear as intensely as any human does,” says PETA Senior Vice President Daphna Nachminovitch. “PETA is calling on Walmart to reconsider its ties with this supplier and asking kind people to choose vegan foods that no animal suffered for.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview.

The group is also holding protests outside other Walmart stores in cities in the U.S. and across Canada, including Vancouver and Montréal.

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