CHICAGO (CBS) — Backed by undercover video recorded at chicken processing facilities owned by Chicago-based Koch Foods, an animal rights group was calling out the company and Chick-Fil-A to adopt more humane practices.
WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports Mercy for Animals screened the videos for reporters in Chicago on Thursday, claiming live chickens were slammed into crates, dumped in scalding hot water to remove their feathers, and killed by having their chests and throats cut open.
“This is sickening animal abuse that no company with morals should support,” said Nick Cooney, director of education at Mercy for Animals.
The videos were recorded at a Koch Foods slaughterhouse in Tennessee and a Koch Foods farm Mississippi.
“Chickens are literally tortured to death,” Cooney said.