“‘The place was completely filthy,’ said Karen Davis, president of United Poultry Concerns, a Machipongo, Va.-based
animal rights group that reviewed state records and photographs of the farm. ‘The company just stopped feeding the
In an interview, the owner said “he was unaware of any mistreatment of animals. . . .”
“Virginia farm supplies eateries in D.C. despite animal-care violations,”
by Katherine Reynolds Lewis, was published today on
www.TBD.com, a Washington DC area TV station & website affiliate of POLITICO.
Lewis tells the appalling story of Black Eagle Farm, a Virginia “organic” business whose owner and manager starved more than
25,000 “organic, cage-free” hens in 2009, several times at a stretch, while selling eggs advertised as “cage-free,”
at premium prices, to upscale grocers and restaurants in Washington, Maryland, and Virginia, under the name “Piney River.”
Read Lewis’s story here:
http://www.tbd.com/articles/2010/11/virginia-farm-supplies-eateries-in-d-c-despite-animal-care-violations-32815.html. Comments are welcome!
For UPC’s account of Black Eagle Farm in the Winter 2010 Poultry Press, click on