Demonstrators protest at Augusta’s FPL Food plant

CSRA (WJBF) – Protestors from the ‘Save Movement’ were at Augusta’s FPL Food plant Tuesday morning.

The company distributes beef all across the nation.

The demonstrators held up signs begging for cows not to be slaughtered.

The Augusta chapter, says they stand up for all animals every week on what they call “Tearful Tuesday”.

The group founder believes the slaughterhouses are hidden on purpose.

They plan to come back to FPL next week, as well.

FPL Food released the following statement…

At FPL Food, we take pride in the work we do including our commitment to animal welfare. Our family-owned operation is committed to the humane treatment of all cattle in our care. From the producers we work with to our facility in Augusta, we are dedicated to providing the utmost care and treatment of livestock throughout the supply chain.

We assure animal welfare through standard operating procedures and compliance with USDA regulation. We also were the first beef processor in the U.S. to install third-party video monitoring to verify animal handling practices. Throughout every aspect of production, our 600+ team members strive to deliver quality beef that our local community – and the entire Southeast – can be proud of.

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