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|Originally Posted: 19 Nov 2010|
Continue Inspections at Black Eagle "Organic" Egg Farm
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.
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.
Please send any replies you receive to United Poultry Concerns, firstname.lastname@example.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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