From the New York Post:
"Costco was slapped with a shareholder lawsuit alleging the popular low-cost rotisserie chickens sold by the wholesale club are subjected to cruel deaths in violation of several state laws.
"The chickens are bred to grow quickly, eventually becoming too fat to stand on their own and 'slowly die from hunger, thirst, injury and illness,' according to the complaint filed earlier this month in state court in Seattle on behalf of two shareholders.
"Costco executives and directors are abandoning their fiduciary duties by allowing this practice to continue, the suit alleges, naming each director and C-suite executive as defendants.
"Costco, which has its headquarters in Issaquah, Wash., did not immediately respond for comment."
- KC's View:
There are a lot of animals involved - Costco sold 106 million rotisserie chickens in 2021. That alone could mean that this lawsuit could get a lot of attention.
For Costco's sake, I hope that it knows how its chickens are being sourced and treated. For Costco's sake, I hope it doesn't prevaricate on this issue. Know the facts, state the facts, deal with them forthrightly and transparently, and if changes are necessary, make them.