vBlog for Monday, 05/22/06, discussing the Sunday protest at the Pittsford Wegmans against the cruel and unhealthy conditions of the chickens in Wegman’s Wayne County egg farm.
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Wegmans crowds up to nine hens into tiny, barren cages at its company-run egg facility, allowing each hen less than half a square foot of space. These animals are forced to live in their own waste and on top of the corpses of their cage-mates. A team of investigators from Compassionate Consumers found hens at Wegmans Egg Farm with severe infections and suffering from extreme dehydration. Some hens were trapped in the mesh of their cages, and others were drowning in liquid manure.
Wegmans Cruelty is a documentary produced by a small investigative team from the organization Compassionate Consumers. Organization members contacted Wegmans Food Markets to try to hold some meaningful dialogue about the conditions at Wegmans Egg Farm, and were then misled and dismissed by Wegmans representatives.
Rochester, NY ? For the eighth consecutive year, Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is on FORTUNE magazine’s list of the ?100 Best Companies to Work For,? this year ranking at the very top. FORTUNE has also named Wegmans to its Hall of Fame, as one of 22 companies who have been on the list since its inception.
The DragonFlyEye.Net Blog ? Blog Archive ? Protesting Wegmans: Animal Rights Activist Gets Six Months
The Federal Government, for all thier scare tactics about the dreaded bird flu, are unambitious to say the least on this front. Most of us understand that close-quarters conditions make for unhealthy environments, as we have experienced in our own lives contracting flus and viruses from our family and coworkers. The same holds true for livestock, and birds most especially.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) ? An animal-rights activist drew a maximum six-month jail sentence Tuesday for sneaking onto New York state’s largest egg farm to videotape thousands of chickens confined to small wire cages.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) – An animal-rights activist drew a maximum six-month jail sentence Tuesday for sneaking onto New York state’s largest egg farm to videotape thousands of chickens confined in small wire cages.
An animal rights activist and novice filmmaker was sentenced to the maximum of six months in jail yesterday for sneaking onto New York state’s largest egg farm to videotape thousands of chickens in small wire cages. The activist, Adam C. Durand, 26, of Rochester, was convicted earlier this month in Wayne County Court on three counts of criminal trespassing, a misdemeanor.
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