For two decades, Modesto-based Raymond Young Poultry has been a fixture at the Heart of the City Farmers’ Market at UN Plaza, selling live chickens for food. But in recent years, animal-rights activists also have become fixtures at the popular downtown bazaar.
The controversy: Activists object to the treatment of the chickens. The protesters allege the fowl live in their own filth, are packed tightly into cages and are stuffed into paper or plastic grocery bags for customers. Read More