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Quebec farmers in shock over euthanized chickens

Poultry producers weigh in on effects of workers’ strike paralyzing Exceldor slaughterhouse.


June 24, 2021
By The Standard

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“My pride in feeding Quebecers has turned into shame for the waste,” said Alain Bazinet, on the verge of tears.

Last week, the Saint-Hyacinthe farmer saw 62,000 of his chickens euthanized because of the workers’ strike paralyzing the Exceldor slaughterhouse in Saint-Anselme.

On Wednesday, Premier François Legault urged union members to agree to mediation to settle the dispute and stop the “indecent” waste of food.

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