Saturday, September 17, 2016

Perdue Ends Controversial Practice, Activists Claim Victory

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Maryland-based Perdue Farms says it will stop the controversial practice of inserting plastic into its male chickens’ nostrils.

In a statement released this week, the company says it will use another method to prevent them from eating the food of nearby hens. That will involve converting animal feeders.

The company says the practice will end by January. Arkansas-based Tyson Foods announced earlier this summer that it’s also phasing out the practice.


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