HUNTINGBURG, Ind (WEHT) – A national animal rights group is asking prosecutors to file charges against a Dubois County food processor.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is asking Dubois County prosecutor Anthony Quinn to file charges against Farbest foods and its workers. Farbest operates a turkey processing plant in Huntingburg.
PETA says 10 to 12 turkeys were intentionally stacked in crates and eventually suffocated.
Quinn has not returned a call to Eyewitness News.
Farbest president Tom Sager says a USDA report on the incident is accurate. He says the employee in question was discharged and other employees were retrained.
(This story was originally published on April 5, 2021)