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Investigation: Chickens being kept next to carcasses at UK poultry farm supplying major food retailers

According to the charity, many of the birds have lost their feathers due to stress, inadequate nutrition or injuries sustained from other birds.

SABRINA BARR: ‘PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has released a video filmed by animal rights campaigners that depicts chickens being kept in extremely confined conditions at a poultry farm among the corpses of dead birds. Stewkley Farm in Buckinghamshire, which is where the footage was filmed, supplies chickens to Faccenda, the second-largest chicken-processing company in the UK. Faccenda then sells the meat onto well-known food retailers including Asda, Lidl and Nando’s…

According to the charity, many of the birds have lost their feathers due to stress, inadequate nutrition or injuries sustained from other birds… PETA also claims that it’s spotted signs of bumblefoot among the chickens, a condition which causes pus-filled abscesses to appear on the feet of birds…

PETA has submitted a complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority and the RSPCA in regard to the farm. “Faccenda Foods is trying to hoodwink compassionate consumers with its glib, baseless nods to animal welfare… PETA is calling on authorities to hold this company accountable for duping people into thinking otherwise”, said PETA director Elisa Allen’. SOURCE…

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