Continue Inspections at Black Eagle "Organic" Egg Farm

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Originally Posted: 19 Nov 2010

Continue Inspections at Black Eagle "Organic" Egg Farm

FROM  United Poultry Concerns (UPC)

ACTION

Tell the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to help the hens at Black Eagle Farm and ask them what they will do if Black Eagle decides to "liquidate" all of its birds if the farm shuts down.

Daniel A, Kovich, DVM, MPH
Staff Veterinarian for Animal Care and Health Policy
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Division of Animal & Food Industry Services
PO Box 1163
Richmond, VA 23218
Phone: 804-786-2483. Fax: 804-371-2380
Email: dan.kovich@vdacs.virginia.gov
Website: http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov  

2) Tell Nelson County Animal Control “to perform unannounced inspections to ensure that adequate and necessary care is being provided to these animals on a routine basis.” Ask how this recommendation is being implemented on behalf of the farm’s “organic, cage-free” hens. This request for unannounced inspections was recommended by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Officers Sandy Solar and Carla Thompson
Nelson County Office of Animal Control
PO Box 336
Lovington, VA 22949
Phone: 434-263-7047
Fax: 434-263-6116

Please send any replies you receive to United Poultry Concerns, info@upc-online.org.Thank you.

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

“Officer Solar stated that on her last visit out to the farm on 12/8/09 that the laying hens on the property had been without feed since 12/4/09.” – Rachel Touroo, DVM. Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Animal and Food Industry Services/Office of Veterinary Services SUMMARY OF FINDINGS, December 9, 2009.

Please read Black Eagle Farm: Story of an Organic Egg Scam for extensive details.


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