The animal rights group Mercy for Animals is up in arms about abuse that they allege is going on at a Foster Farms processing facility near Fresno, California. The Fresno Bee reports the animal rights organization has obtained footage taken from the meat processing plant that shows chickens are being tortured during the slaughter process. The group probably got one of its activists to get hired as a production worker where he/she filmed plant workers reportedly conducting numerous inhumane acts. According to Mercy for Animals (yeah, right) the alleged acts of cruelty show plant employees punching and throwing the chickens for fun before boiling them alive in scalding hot water in order to remove their feathers.
While the charges against Foster Farms are disturbing, I am reminded of an incident in Petaluma, California that took place last year. You all remember, don’t you? That’s the one where the Mercy for Animals (yeah, right) lied to authorities about ducks being treated inhumanely at a local duck farm. When local police arrived there was no mistreatment as the group claimed and the farm was conducting business that is standard for a slaughterhouse.
Then there is the video the group filmed at a Wisconsin dairy farm during November of 2014. There the workers there stood accused of abusing cows. It was later determined that the employees used their methods in order to get the cows up from the floor or they could die.
Another incident of alleged animal abuse took meat processing plant in Petaluma during January of this year. An egg farm that supplies eggs to Whole Foods supermarkets stood accused by the animal rights group Direct Action Everywhere of abusing chickens in which the group claimed they had a video to prove it. It was later revealed that the video spliced together footage since the plant’s owners pointed out chickens featured were not part of the egg farm’s Certified Humane program.
Groups like Mercy for Animals (yeah, right), Direct Action Everywhere and PETA not only intentionally lie about animal abuse but ultimately seek to achieve their goal of forcing others to either become vegans or ridding the Earth of humans by attacking the food supply in the form of ending human consumption of meat by force if necessary. In any event, I do not condone animal cruelty, however, the track record of Mercy for Animals (yeah, right) tends to be one of lies and misrepresentations. Like the entire animal rights movement, Mercy for Animals (yeah, right) really stands for the animalistic treatment of humans. None the less, I have found a good reason to cook Foster Farms chicken for dinner tomorrow night.