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2014-12-05

Perdue Response to Chicken Abuse Allegations - December 5, 2014


Perdue Farms has thoroughly reviewed the video posted by an animal advocacy group, and we can assure you that the conditions shown in this farmer’s poultry house do not reflect Perdue’s standards for how our chickens are raised. It is clear from the video that he is not following our guidelines and failed to provide appropriate animal care. We sent a team of poultry welfare experts to visit his farm and assess the condition of his current flock, to assure their well-being. In addition, we have asked the Center for Food Integrity’s Animal Care Review panel to review the video and give us their unbiased assessment.  This independent group of animal welfare experts confirmed that the video does not portray the everyday conditions of a properly managed poultry house.

The independent farmers that we entrust to raise our chickens are contractually and ethically obligated to notify their Perdue flock advisor immediately if any situation exists which would have an adverse effect on the health or well-being of the flock. We are always available to respond with additional resources or expertise should a farmer need help in raising our birds. We also provide an anonymous, toll-free hotline, operated by an independent third-party, to provide a secure method to report any issues if a grower feels his or her concerns are not being addressed locally.

Contrary to Compassion in World Farming’s allegations, multiple layers of oversight, including audits by the USDA, independent third-party auditors, and our own internal audits ensure that our chickens are raised appropriately.

To see what other farmers raising Perdue chickens have to say, please visit:

 

 

For more information on our Animal Welfare practices, please go to:

 

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