United States Turkey Farm Workers Charged with Animal Cruelty Following Undercover Investigation

Following an undercover investigation at Plainville Farms in Pennsylvania, eleven turkey farm workers have been charged with 139 counts of cruelty to animals. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) said it sent an undercover investigator to several Plainville Farms locations to evaluate the marketing claims that had designated them as “animal welfare certified.” The PETA investigator captured video footage that appeared to show workers kicking, stomping, and beating turkeys. PETA says this is the largest number of cruelty to animals charges against factory farm workers in U.S. history.