Major retailer Target has announced that they will no longer be supplying eggs from Sparboe Farms, one of the nation’s largest egg producers, after an undercover investigation revealed animal abuse at its facilities. Late last week, news network ABC and animal-welfare organization Mercy For Animals released covert footage from three of the producer’s plants showing cruel and unsanitary conditions, such as hens packed into cramped cages, some crushed to death; male chicks being thrown into plastic bags, left to suffocate; and workers burning off chicks’ beaks without anesthetic, among other inhumane actions. The fifth-largest egg producer in the US, Sparboe supplies to restaurants and stores nationwide.
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