This excerpt taken from the SVU DEF 14A filed May 7, 2007.
Every chicken sold by Supervalu is killed using the electric immobilization process, which involves dumping and shackling live birds, shocking them in an electrified water bath, slitting their throats, and defeathering them in tanks of scalding-hot water. Electric immobilization lowers product quality and is cruel:
CAK is USDA-approved and improves product quality, yield, and animal welfare:
Although CAK improves product quality and the treatment of animalsand is a matter of significant social and public policySupervalu has yet to show its investors what it is doing to pursue it. Clearly, it is in the Companys best interests that shareholders vote for this resolution.