My post last week was supposed to be my final one before transferring the website, but this is too big of a story not to get out and share far and wide.
From the article:
A father and son who operate a large potato farm in northern Wisconsin have agreed to pay $100,000 in restitution in connection with the poisoning deaths of more than 70 wild animals, including at least two bald eagles.
Alvin C. Sowinski, 65, and Paul A. Sowinski, 46, of the Town of Sugar Camp in Oneida County, also face penalties of up to $100,000 each and up to a year in prison at their sentencing in May, according to the U.S. attorney’s office for the western district in Madison.
According to documents filed by prosecutors, Alvin Sowinski used poisoned bait piles to try to kill predators such as coyotes and gray wolves.
While it was a relative slap on the wrist for these poachers, it turns out that they are big donors to the Wisconsin Republican Party and major potato suppliers for Frito Lay Corporation:
“Sowinski Farms of Rhinelander, Wisconsin is one of the longest standing suppliers of chip stock potatoes to Frito-Lay. They signed their first contract with Frito in 1955. In 2009, Sowinski Farms received Frito-Lay’s 2009 North Central Region Grower of the Year Award. During the 2009 crop year, they were cited for delivering outstanding quality and the highest solids in Wisconsin, while delivering on their supply commitments at 100% contract compliance.”
Here is the public Frito Lay contact information:
M-F 9:00AM – 4:30PM CT
Send letters to:
P.O. Box 660634
Dallas TX 75266-0634
Here is their Facbook page:
Please DEMAND that Frito Lay drop these eco-terrorists as one of their major suppliers. Make it clear that you WILL NOT be purchasing any of their products while they continue to support these wildlife killing criminals.