Thursday, August 04, 2005

Animal Cruelty at Wegmans Egg Farm – Film

A new documentary film "Wegmans Cruelty" reveals animal cruelty and
inhumane conditions at
Wegmans Egg Farm in Wolcott, NY, between Rochester and Syracuse. Wegmans
grocery store, ranked #1 on Fortune magazine’s list of best companies to
work for, operates its own factory egg facility, which contains over
750,000 hens. The 30 minute film “Wegmans Cruelty” reveals the
suffering, neglect and death inherent in these farms.

A 2 minute trailer for the film is available here:
http://www.wegmanscruelty.com/content/blogcategory/20/36/
The complete film is available as a free download also. The sites it can
be downloaded from
are growing.

The Rochester, NY, Democrat & Chronicle newspaper covered the film’s
release and Wegmans’ reaction to the film:
“Activists take on Wegmans: Chicken-cruelty charge and video rebuffed by
execs, others”:
http://www.democratandchronicle.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050702/NEWS01/507020324

A news release from Wegmans is here:
http://wegmans.com/news/flash/eggFarmUpdate.asp?sd=home&dt=eggUpdate
Wegmans defends its farm as humane by appealing to the “Animal Care
Certified” program, a program that the Better Business Bureau has deemed
“misleading advertising.”

A spokesperson for the campaign was recently fired from her job as an
accountant for the company that services Wegmans; see the story:
http://www.democratandchronicle.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050715/NEWS01/507150383/1002/NEWS

For more information and to talk to the producers of the film, please
visit:
http://www.wegmanscruelty.com/

See also
http://wegmanscruelty.blogspot.com
http://myspace.com/wegmanscruelty

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