Following an investigation by animal-welfare group Mercy For Animals, sheriffs in Hoke County, NC have raided a Butterball turkey facility to inspect allegations of animal cruelty. MFA released a video depicting turkey handlers physically abusing birds, as well as images of diseased and dying animals at the facility. In response to the investigation, Butterball released a statement reiterating its “zero tolerance policy for any mistreatment of [its] birds” and its intent to terminate any employees found to violate its animal-welfare guidelines. Last month, MFA convinced McDonalds and Target to drop egg supplier Sparboe Farms after an undercover initiative found cruelty towards chickens at its factory farms.
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