Re: “Foster Farms suspends 5 after undercover video shows abuse” (thenewstribune.com, 6-17).
I find Foster Farms’ response to this investigation almost as deplorable as the fact that the company used the humane label to begin with. Just how easily fooled does it think consumers are? Are we really expected to believe that suspending five employees and reinforcing its existing animal welfare training will remedy the systemic cruelty exposed in this investigation?
While I believe abusive workers should be held accountable, Foster Farms is completely failing to acknowledge the fact that much of the cruelty shown in this video is a result of calculated policies that put profits above animal welfare at every step in the animals’ lives.
The idea that the management that designed this abusive system would be training workers on animal welfare is as ludicrous the humane claim on the company's packaging.