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1,000 Birds Burned Alive on Truck at Native Slaughterhouse; PETA Seeks Legal Probe

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July 21, 2022

David Perle 202-483-7382

Fremont, Neb. – Following a whistleblower tip, PETA has simply obtained U.S. Division of Agriculture (USDA) data revealing that 1,000 chickens had been “consumed” by “enormous flames”—and one other 1,500 had been injured and finally killed—after a tractor trailer carrying them caught fireplace at Costco provider Lincoln Premium Poultry (LPP), close to Fremont on June 17. So the group despatched a letter this morning to Dodge County Lawyer Sara Sopinski calling on her workplace to research and file applicable prices in opposition to these answerable for the birds’ accidents and deaths.

The whistleblower believes that the motive force carelessly left the truck’s emergency brake on, igniting the fireplace. It burned, with the chickens inside, for almost an hour—after which, because the USDA report reveals, LPP staff broke the necks of birds who had managed to flee the flames and slowly killed the opposite survivors by gassing them with carbon dioxide over a span of almost 4 hours. PETA is pursuing prices underneath state legislation as a result of federal officers haven’t prosecuted any inspected slaughterhouses for incidents reminiscent of that at LPP since no less than 2007.

“This report reveals {that a} thousand birds, each a person able to feeling ache and concern, died in terror and agony within the flames that engulfed a truck at this facility and that the necks of those that survived had been cruelly snapped or else the animals had been gassed to dying,” says PETA Vice President Daniel Paden. “PETA urges anybody who nonetheless eats chickens to spare a thought for the struggling of those light birds and go vegan.”

PETA has additionally requested Costco administration what steps the corporate has taken or plans to take with a purpose to forestall related incidents, because the USDA identified that LPP “has the chance to develop preventative measures concerning upkeep of kit/equipment.” After the company’s workers expressed considerations that they anticipated LPP to attraction the report on the incident, a USDA district supervisor “closely edited” the report back to learn that LPP “reacted responsibly” to the occasion.

PETA—whose motto reads, partly, that “animals aren’t ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For extra data on PETA’s investigative newsgathering and reporting, please go to or observe the group on Twitter, Fb, or Instagram.



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