Protests continues outside Lilydale

Port Coquitlam Animal Save demonstrates outside the Port Coquitlam poultry plant each weekend.

Barb Smith of Port Moody, Pitt Meadows resident Richelle Benoit and Maple Ridge's Nicole Roy of the activist group "Port Coquitlam Animal Save" protested outside the Lilydale plant on Kingsway Avenue today (Saturday) to take a stand against what they say is poor practices by the poultry processing company.

The group has demonstrated each weekend since the release of an undercover video in June showed some workers with the Chilliwack-based Elite Farm Services allegedly mistreating the birds; it resulted in six employees being fired.

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Sofina Foods Inc., which owns Lilydale, said at the time it does "not in any way tolerate or condone" their actions.

"We want to keep it in people's minds what happened," Benoit said, adding, "We're getting lots of attention, honks, donations and positive comments from drivers."



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