Canadian poultry company fined for welfare breach
Canadian based Lilydale Inc has been fined CAD$160,000 (€116,656) for exposing chickens to cold weather resulting in undue suffering and/or death.
An investigation by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) found that on the 18th January 2012, at or near Chilliwack, BC, Lilydale left chickens in transportation crates, outside in cold weather conditions, which resulted in avoidable distress and/or death, contrary to subsection 62(1) of the Meat Inspection Regulations.
On December 2, 2014, in BC Provincial Court, Lilydale Inc. was convicted of two counts of contravening paragraph 143(1) (d) of the Health of Animals Regulations and two counts of contravening subsection 62(1) of the Meat Inspection Regulations. Lilydale Inc. was ordered to pay a $160,000 fine.
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