Supervalu Asks Poultry Suppliers to Consider New Slaughter Method

Following a shareholder resolution filed by animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Supervalu last week asked its suppliers to study the feasibility and effectiveness of “controlled atmosphere stunning” a procedure that renders chickens unconscious prior to slaughter.

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Following a shareholder resolution filed by animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Supervalu here last week asked its suppliers to study the feasibility and effectiveness of “controlled atmosphere stunning” a procedure that renders chickens unconscious prior to slaughter. PETA — whose shareholder resolution had urged the company to give preference to suppliers that use “controlled atmosphere killing” a different technique that puts chickens to s

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