Two poultry companies fined $300K each for animal cruelty
By CBC NewsNews Company News
Elite Farm Services Ltd. of Chilliwack and Ontario-based Sofina Foods Inc. face steep fines.
A Chilliwack company and an Ontario-based poultry processor have been fined $300,000 each after pleading guilty in September to two charges of animal cruelty for causing undue suffering to chickens.
Elite Farm Services Ltd. of Chilliwack and Ontario-based Sofina Foods Inc. are also subject to three-years probation.
The B.C. SPCA opened an investigation in response to the release of video footage showing hens stuck in mounds of feces and packed into wire cages with dead birds.
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