Tell Costco CEO Craig Jelinek to drop Pleasant Valley Farms and support the whistleblowers who exposed animal cruelty, instead of suing DxE.
DxE investigators documented cannibalism, infections, and death inside Pleasant Valley Farms, a Costco “cage-free” egg farm. Now, two investigators are being charged over $330,000 in restitution. Costco claims to give animals 5 freedoms, including freedom from pain and suffering, and the company received widespread public praise for committing to selling only cage-free eggs. But DxE’s exposé showed the world the horrific reality behind the “cage-free” label, in the Washington Post, New York Times and more. We have appealed the court's decision, but the Superior Court of California, County of San Joaquin, Appellate Division rejected our appeal by affirming the judge's original decision. We have petitioned to transfer the case to the Court of Appeal to see if they will hear it. In this case, the Court of Appeal's role is similar to that of the Supreme Court in that it has discretion to choose what cases to take.