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B.C. chicken abuse case defendants want charges dropped due to delay

Chicken catching company was in B.C. Supreme Court recently complaining about unreasonable delay.

September 23, 2021
By Brett Ruffell


The defendants in a high-profile Fraser Valley chicken abuse case are asking the court to drop the charges due to unreasonable delay.

There have been several delays in the case against Ontario-based Sofina Foods, Elite Farm Services Ltd., and Elite’s Dwayne Paul Dueck, a case that goes back to 2017.

Undercover footage of Elite employees throwing, kicking, stomping and tearing apart birds at farms in Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Langley and Surrey were filmed by California-based animal rights activist group Mercy For Animals.


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