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Whistleblower Profile

Rudy Howell

Long-time Perdue poultry farmer has alleged he was wrongfully discharged for raising concerns about Perdue’s practices. Read his full complaint here. Rudy originally reached out to GAP’s Food Integrity Campaign because he was sick of watching the big chicken companies deceptively trap farmers like him into a business that makes it near impossible to stay afloat, and then punish farmers if they don’t do exactly what they’re told. Like Craig Watts before him, Rudy took a big risk to stand up against industry practices that disempower truth-telling farmers. Unfortunately, Rudy was terminated for speaking out. He is now being represented by the Government Accountability Project’s Food Integrity Campaign.

Rudy speaks truth to power in the film The End of Medicine, released in 2022. His story caught the attention of powerhouse award-winning actors, Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix – the executive producers the film! The documentary shines a light on antibiotic resistance and zoonotic diseases spread from animals to humans that are the result of industrial animal agricultural practices.

The movie is available for rent or purchase. You can find it here.

Watch the trailer below:

Read this VICE News article to see what Rudy says about the poultry industry. Watch this VICE News video featuring whistleblower Rudy Howell, as he participates in an investigative story about the safety of chicken that’s being served on dinner tables across the country:

 

Watch this video of whistleblower Rudy Howell take to the skies to deliver a 95-foot-tall and 875-foot-wide message to the chicken industry: