Butterball Turkey Farms Accused of Cruelty
- (JAI: Went to Ralph's. Bought turkey. Brought it home and granddaughter
showed me this article.
Printed it out and took it there along with bird and got a refund.
Left article in freezer with turkeys.
By Abby Ellin
Nov 17, 2012 6:00am
Butterball Turkey Farms Accused of Cruelty to Animals by Activist Group
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With Thanksgiving right around the corner and turkey the main event at most
dinner tables, an animal rights group is alleging that Butterball workers
at five North Carolina farms in Lenoir, Duplin, Onslow and Sampson Counties
have been engaged in a pattern of �shocking abuse and neglect.�
video <http://www.butterballabuse.com/>released on Wednesday by Mercy For
Animals shows workers in October 2012, apparently kicking and stomping
turkeys, dragging them by their wings and necks, and slamming them onto the
ground, on top of other birds or on transport crates. The group said on its
website <http://www.butterballabuse.com/> that the birds suffered from
�serious untreated illnesses and injuries, including open sores,
infections, and broken bones.�
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