An undercover investigation by the Humane Society of the United States has revealed what the animal rights group describes as “shocking” conditions at an egg-production facility in Maine.
An HSUS investigator filmed the footage, which was released earlier this week.
“For one month we had a whistle-blower filming and found hideous animal cruelty and food safety issues,” Paul Shapiro, vice president of HSUS, told the Bangor Daily News. “What we saw in that video is heartbreaking.”
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The facility, located in Turner, Maine, is owned by businessman Austin “Jack” DeCoster and operated by Pennsylvania-based Hillandale Farms, New England’s largest egg producer. It consists of some 70 warehouses with roughly 4 million laying hens, according to a report released along with the HSUS video. DeCoster was sentenced last year to three mont[……]