KROGER PRESSED ON POULTRY SLAUGHTER METHODS from one of its more activist shareholders to purchase poultry from suppliers who only use humane slaughter methods. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which owns 244 shares of the retailer's stock, has drafted a proposal calling on Kroger to adopt "controlled-atmosphere killing" for all poultry. This system uses inert gases to put chickens to sleep, and is more humane than traditional slaughter methods, PETA said. The animal-rights ...

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