Warning: This article contains details that some readers may find disturbing.
Hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines have been issued against two food companies working in the Fraser Valley after both pleaded guilty to animal cruelty.
A sentencing decision posted Wednesday said both Elite Farm Services and Sofina Foods Inc. entered the guilty pleas stemming from allegations that chickens were loaded “in a way likely to cause injury or undue suffering.” Following the guilty pleas, both companies were fined $300,000 based on two counts.?
In 2018, 38 charges were laid against Sofina, Elite, and its owner, Dwayne Paul Dueck, following an investigation by the Canadian Food Inspection AgencyICU occupancy and case rates should be at a point where it. Sofina, which sells chicken under the Lilydale brandcan operate at full capacity, but must maintain physical distancing., hired Elite to catch the poultry.?