Pilgrim's Pride

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Arrest Made in Case of 300K Dead Chickens

James Laverne Lowery was a former Pilgrim's Pride employee

(Newser) - An arrest has been made in the bizarre case of 300,000 chickens that were killed in South Carolina roughly two months ago. Former chicken farmer James Laverne Lowery, 44, was arrested at his Sumter County home last night and hit with second-degree burglary and malicious injury to personal property... More »

300K Chickens Killed in Possible Revenge Attack

South Carolina sheriff thinks culprit was upset over layoffs

(Newser) - South Carolina authorities have a bizarre crime on their hands—involving the deaths of more than 300,000 chickens. The culprit or culprits broke into 16 commercial farms across the state over the last two weeks and killed the birds by manipulating the temperature in the chicken houses, reports the... More »

Farmers Plucked by Chicken Slump

Foreclosures loom as chicken company cuts contracts

(Newser) - Hundreds of poultry farmers face foreclosures on their pricey chicken houses after poultry giant Pilgrim's Pride dropped their contracts. Some are suing in return, claiming the company encouraged them to take on hefty mortgages and vowed to keep their grandkids in business, the Wall Street Journal reports. Most farmers own... More »

PETA Video Shows W.Va. Workers Abusing Turkeys

Animal-rights org files criminal complaint; W.Va. company vows to punish workers

(Newser) - Just ahead of Thanksgiving, workers at a West Virginia farm are shown stomping turkeys and twisting their necks to kill them in an undercover video released by PETA, AP reports. The employee who filmed the stomach-turning scenes says the birds are kept in overcrowded barns and that employees brag about... More »

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