Dear Wonderful EAs,
Thank you so much to everyone in the EA community who has contributed to the launch of Legal Impact for Chickens (LIC).
I wanted to let you know that LIC has filed our first lawsuit!
LIC is representing two Costco shareholders. The shareholders are suing Costco executives for causing the company to violate Nebraska and Iowa laws against livestock neglect.
Our complaint follows a 2021 undercover investigation revealing that chickens used by Costco are bred to grow so fast that many of them can’t stand under their own weight. The complaint alleges that many of these young, disabled birds are unable to reach food or water, and that the company fails to provide them with individualized medical care. The complaint accuses Costco’s executives of violating their basic fiduciary duty to act lawfully.
Costco is responsible for the lives and deaths of approximately 100 million chickens per year.
Our lawsuit has already gotten coverage in The Washington Post, People, Yahoo News, Fox Business, CNN Business, The New York Post, Meatingplace, Watt Ag Net, and more.
Thank you again, so much, to everyone who helped make this possible!
Alene and Legal Impact for Chickens