KFC Supplier Sued for Cruelty
Dear EA Forum readers,
The EA charity, Legal Impact for Chickens (LIC), just filed our second lawsuit!
As many of you know, LIC is a litigation nonprofit dedicated to making factory-farm cruelty a liability. We focus on chickens because of the huge numbers in which they suffer and the extreme severity of that suffering.
Today, we sued one of the country’s largest poultry producers and a KFC supplier, Case Farms, for animal cruelty.
The complaint comes on the heels of a 2021 undercover investigation by Animal Outlook, revealing abuse at a Morganton, N.C. Case Farms hatchery that processes more than 200,000 chicks daily.
Our lawsuit attacks the notion that Big Ag is above the law. We are suing under North Carolina’s 19A statute, which lets private parties enjoin animal cruelty.
Case Farms was documented knowingly operating faulty equipment, including a machine piston which repeatedly smashes chicks to death and a dangerous metal conveyor belt which traps and kills young birds. Case Farms was also documented crushing chicks’ necks between heavy plastic trays.
Case Farms supplies its chicken to KFC, Taco Bell, and Boar’s Head, among other customers.
Thank you so much to all the EA Forum readers who helped make this happen, by donating to, and volunteering for, Legal Impact for Chickens!
Thank you for the work you’re doing!
How’s the first lawsuit going?
Thank you so much, Guy!! Sadly, the judge dismissed the Costco lawsuit. :-(
I’m really sad to hear that! Is the court’s decision available somewhere?
Yeah it stinks. The judge just ruled from the bench—He didn’t author a written opinion.
Whoa, this is huge! Major props to you and the LIC team for stepping up and taking the fight directly to the big guys like Case Farms. It’s really inspiring to see you using the legal system as a tool to protect animals. I’m on eager to see how this case unfolds!
I’ve just watched the undercover video from the Animal Outlook investigation that your case will be based on, and it’s a stark reminder of the harsh realities we’re fighting against. I think we sometimes lose sight of the actual suffering behind the numbers and strategies we discuss on the EA Forum. So, I strongly recommend everyone here to take a few minutes to watch this video to remind ourselves of what suffering looks like on the ground.
For those who can’t or choose not to watch it, here’s a brief description of what it reveals:
Alene, your work is reminding us of the urgency and significance of this cause. Please continue to keep us posted on your progress and victories.
Keep fighting the good fight!
Thank you so much Constance!
Thank you for doing it! All the best with it.
And I want to mention that I particularly like this.
Thank you Fai!!!!