You know those coveted $4.99 rotisserie chickens that shoppers flock to at Costco? Two shareholders are suing the retailer for mistreating the chickens before they were seasoned and spinning.

The lawsuit alleges that the animals are bred so large they are unable to stand — an impairment that causes them to slowly die of hunger, injury, and illness. The company's practices violate livestock welfare laws in both Nebraska and Iowa, where the chickens are raised, according to the complaint.


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