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Animal Groups’ Suit Over Slaughterhouse Investigations Revived

Aug. 9, 2021, 8:19 PM

Animal groups and the Food Chain Workers Alliance can proceed in their lawsuit seeking to stop a slaughterhouse and a pig farm from suing under an Arkansas statute to block an undercover investigation of operations, the Eighth Circuit said Monday.

The statute’s “deterrent effect on the investigations is sufficient to establish an injury,” wrote Judge Steven M. Colloton.

Animal Legal Defense Fund and Animal Equality said they’re planning to send undercover investigators to seek employment and gather information on Peco Foods Inc.'s chicken slaughterhouses and Jonathan and DeAnn Vaught’s pig farm. However, they have yet to do so because Peco ...

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