That being said however... Every swinging dick involved in this incident should have their a$$ prosecuted to the fullest extent of what ever laws are available.
Likely the laws are lacking in this regard, but an ambitious prosecutor can investigate the crap out of all aspects of all involved parties long enough to cost them vastly more than the proper handling procedures ever would have.
“PETA and the HS are not as easy to deal with as one would believe, especially with a hundred animals involved. There would be significant cost involved in transport and disposal.”
Right PETA and HS kill animals for economic reasons, just as this company did.
PETA doesn’t always dispose of animals properly. The case where they killed over 200 dogs and dumped the bodies in a garbage dumpster.