Wegmans Cruelty: An Unofficial Blog

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Monday, September 26, 2005

Little Theatre to show 'Wegmans Cruelty' film

Matt Daneman, Democrat and Chronicle Staff writer

(September 26, 2005) — A controversial documentary alleging cruelty in Wegmans Food Markets Inc.'s treatment of animals will be screened tonight at the Little Theatre.

The 27-minute film Wegmans Cruelty, on the printed Little Theatre schedule, is to play as part of the theater's monthly Emerging Filmmakers Series, which showcases locally produced short films.

The film was put together by a vegetarian activist group, called Compassionate Consumers, whose members broke into the Wegmans Egg Farm on Wadsworth Road in Wayne County three times in 2004.

The film is based on the raids, interviews with the trespassers, comments from animal rights activists and footage of Wegmans executives.It shows hens wandering over heaps of manure and the group's investigators removing corpses from wire cages and freeing injured hens whose heads, feet or wings were snagged in the wire-grid "battery" cages.

A number of the activists behind the film have been charged with burglary for their nighttime visits to the egg farm.The documentary, along with eight other short films, is to screen at 9:15 p.m.


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