Grocery giant Loblaws says its investigating after a supplier in B-C’s Fraser Valley was accused of animal abuse. Elite Services of Chilliwack, which catches chickens at farms, says it has fired five employees including a supervisor after an animal rights group released video of alleged abuse. The S-P-C-A in British Columbia has launched a formal investigation into the alleged abuses, which were captured on video by a whistleblower. Lindsay Wolf, vice-president of investigations with the group Mercy For Animals, says the birds were slaughtered at a plant in Port Coquitlam, then shipped to Loblaws and Loblaws-owned stores. Loblaws says in a statement that it will continue to work with industry partners and animal welfare experts to ensure standards and codes of practice are upheld.