Mercy For Animals has caught another case of on-farm abuse, this time horrific acts at a British Columbia chicken farm.
It’s also at Chilliwack where Mercy For Animals caught dairy cattle abuse on video, leading to convictions for both the employees and employer.
So what's with the farm employers and employees in that mountain valley?
In this case, the farm’s ultimate owner, Sofina Foods, has condemned the employees caught pulling off chicken’s legs and conducting sexual acts on the birds which were being caught to take to Sofina’s Lillydale processing plant.
The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has launched a formal investigation.
The agency says it will be recommending multiple charges of animal cruelty under both the Criminal Code and the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.
If convicted, they could be fined up to $75,000, a maximum five-year prison sentence and could be banned for life from owning or being around animals.
The people shown in the video need to be held accountable for their actions, an agency spokesman said.
"The video includes some of the most brutal and sadistic acts of violence against animals I have ever seen," she said. "It is extremely difficult to watch."