October 19, 2022
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is continuing its push to get retail grocery chain Wegmans to remove the Plainville Farms turkey line from its shelves.
It even staged a demonstration at a Wegman’s in Rochester, New York, earlier this week. And PETA proudly proclaimed via its own website it would be doing that.
It was opportunistic timing for PETA, as earlier this month 11 people were charged with crimes related to the mistreatment of turkeys being raised for Plainville Farms. More than 130 charges were filed against these farm workers.
In a press release on its website, PETA said it wrote a letter to Wegman’s executives, urging them to assess whether the chain should continue to sell the Plainville Farms brand. PETA even went as far as suggest Wegmans officials take a PETA representative with them to farm visits.
In covering the demonstration in Rochester, WHEC reported that PETA’s Amanda Brody said the animal rights organization has reached out to Wegmans, but the company has not responded.
Good for Wegmans. Think about it. Why in tarnation should Wegman’s respond to PETA?
I mean, PETA staged a protest outside of a Wegmans store, and undoubtedly caused stress to store employees and scared away potential customers.
And since PETA, in the same press release it announced it was targeting the Wegmans Rochester location,