News

Perdue Employee Faces Four Felony Charges

Most recent Mercy For Animals undercover investigation shows chickens being stomped, thrown, and kicked.

Less than one month before North Carolina’s ag-gag law takes effect, four felony animal-cruelty charges have been filed against an employee at a Perdue contract farm in the state. The charges are a result of the most recent Mercy For Animals (MFA) undercover investigation that found employees stomping animals to death, throwing chickens across the shed at the wall, and slowing crushing the birds with their feet. Perdue claims “mistreatment or abuse of animals is never tolerated,” and “these birds are very content, you can tell.” MFA wants Perdue to adopt meaningful animal-welfare policies to eliminate the “worst forms of animal abuse and neglect." “Extreme cruelty to animals is business as usual at Perdue,” MFA president Nathan Runkle said. “Chickens are crammed into filthy, windowless sheds, kicked and thrown by careless workers, and bred to grow so fast they suffer from painful leg deformities and heart attacks. Perdue has not only the power, but also the ethical responsibility to end the worst forms of cruelty to animals in its supply chain.”

More News

Vegan Billboard Goes Up in Times Square

Catskill Animal Sanctuary’s billboard campaign, placed in one of the biggest tourist destinations in the world, encourages people to go vegan this holiday season.
Read More »

Budget Vegan Beauty Brand Hits Drugstores

Unilever's eco-friendly beauty brand, Love Beauty and Planet, is set to debut in January.
Read More »

Stephen Colbert Confirms Jon Stewart is Vegan

The compassionate comedian is officially vegan and has the abs to prove it.
Read More »

Lady Gaga Stylist Debuts Vegan Fashion Line for Dogs

Designer Christian Cowan creates 14 vegan accessories for dogs inspired by iconic looks worn by Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus.
Read More »

Texas Vegan Burger Shop Grows into Mini-Chain

San Antonio-based Earth Burger will expand its vegan fast-food concept across Texas and to Minnesota with a location inside Mall of America this spring.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »