Protesters Rally at Whole Foods Against Treatment of Farm Animals Used for Food - NBC Bay Area

Protesters Rally at Whole Foods Against Treatment of Farm Animals Used for Food

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    Protesters take over a Whole Foods Market in San Francisco, rallying for animal rights. - Jan. 11, 2014.

    Protesters took over the aisles of Whole Foods stores in the Bay Area and across the world to take a stand against the treatment of farm animals used for food.

    Direct Action Everywhere is an animal rights group that allegedly filmed inhumane conditions of chickens at a Petaluma farm used by the market chain.

    Whole Foods sells "certified humane” labeled eggs, but on Sunday, protesters took over a San Francisco location near the Castro.

    A Whole Foods spokesperson released a statement that said:

    "Whole Foods Market has always advocated for the humane treatment of farm animals and product transparency. We visited Petaluma Farms last year and did not see conditions as portrayed in the video."

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