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Animal rights activists lambaste Costco supplier over its rotisserie chickens
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A Costco-owned slaughterhouse is being accused of engaging in "cruel" animal practices including cramming chickens into "filthy sheds" and breeding them to grow to an unnatural weight.
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An undercover investigation allegedly revealed how Lincoln Premium Poultry's practices directly contrast "Costco’s claim that animal welfare is a critical component" of its chicken supply chain, according to Animal rights group Mercy for Animals "Revealing the hidden price of Costco chicken" investigation.
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Representatives for Costco and Lincoln Premium Poultry did not immediately return FOX Business' request for comment.
In 2019, farmers began raising chickens for the Nebraska slaughterhouse which supplies the wholesale club with many of the tens of millions of rotisserie chickens it sells each year, Mercy said.