Poultry

Screenshot of COK video showing hatchlings on a conveyor belt while others are hung for de-beaking. (CBS)

Graphic Undercover Video Shows Mutilation, Suffocation, Other Alleged Abuse Of Foster Farm Turkey Chicks

Just one week after video surfaced showing alleged mistreatment of chickens at a Central Valley Foster Farms facility, new graphic video, allegedly shot at the poultry producer’s turkey hatchery in Fresno, reveals more treatment that animal rights activists call inhumane.

06/22/2015

A frame from a YouTube video shows workers handling chickens at a Foster Farms plant. (mercyforanimals/YouTube)

Foster Farms Suspends 5 Workers Following Release Of Undercover Animal Cruelty Video

Poultry producer Foster Farms suspended five employees Wednesday after an animal-rights group released undercover video showing live birds being slammed upside-down into shackles, punched and plucked.

06/17/2015

Baby Chick

High-Priced Eggs Lead To Bay Area Chicks Shortage

The recent rise in egg prices has led to a shortage of chicks, as more people are raising chickens at their homes.

02/12/2015

Cows eating grass in a cowshed. (Getty Images)

California Meat Companies Winning Praise From Animal Activists For Humane Slaughter

A couple of California meat companies are earning positive recognition from animal activists. It’s not just for how they are feeding and housing their animals, but how they’re killing them.

02/02/2015

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Study Says Beef Worse For Environment Than Pork, Poultry

Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, according to a new study.

07/21/2014

Foster Farms chicken. (CBS)

Central Valley Foster Farms Plant Cleaned Up After Cockroaches Found

Work at a Central California chicken plant is to resume Saturday, ending a temporary shutdown ordered by federal inspectors who found cockroaches.

01/10/2014

Foster Farms chicken. (CBS)

USDA Shuts Down Central Valley Foster Farms Plant Over Cockroaches

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has suspended operations at a Foster Farms poultry plant in the Central Valley, after a cockroach infestation was discovered.

01/08/2014

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Bill Gates Backs SF Startup To Create Vegetarian Egg Substitute

Can plants replace eggs? A San Francisco startup backed by Bill Gates believes they can.

12/08/2013

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San Francisco Assemblywoman Drafts ‘Eat Local, Buy California Grown Day’ Resolution

A resolution by San Francisco Assemblywoman Fiona Ma would help local farms and the local economy as well.

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