Tyson Foods Under Pressure After Another Undercover Video

US - Large US poultry producer Tyson Foods has come under pressure from animal rights campaigners once again following the release of another undercover video.
calendar icon 15 September 2015
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The video, released by the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), allegedly shows scenes inside a Tyson Foods’ chicken slaughter plant in Carthage, Texas.

Tyson Foods was previously targeted by undercover videos from another animal welfare organisation, Mercy for Animals.

In a position statement on animal well-being, Tyson Foods says: "Consumers deserve to know their food is produced responsibly, using established best practices for animal handling. At Tyson Foods, we take that responsibility very seriously."

ALDF said it has asked the Attorney General of the State of Delaware, where Tyson Foods is incorporated, to investigate and sanction the company.

In a press release, the organisation also said it was filing complaints against Tyson for "food safety violations", "inhumane animal handling practices" and "unsafe working conditions for employees".

Another ADLF complaint accuses Tyson Foods of "overstating the priority it puts on animal welfare in corporate and investor materials".

The complaints were made to three separate federal agencies, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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