Thursday, September 30, 2021

Elite Farm Service guilty of abusing chickens

A chicken-catching company in Chilliwack, B.C., has pleaded guilty to two charges of abusing chickens it was hired to catch for Sofina Foods based in Markham, Ont.

Dwayne Paul Dueck, who owns Elite Farm Services, also pleaded guilty to the two charges.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency laid 38 charges against the company after Mercy for Animals released a video in 2017 showing mistreatment and then the CFIA investigated.

Following the video’s release, Elite fired six employees in connection with the alleged abuse. 

The court case continues Oct. 14.