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Shocking Abuse of Turkeys

Posted by on Nov. 14, 2012 at 7:22 PM
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‎"SHOCKING ABUSE": Days away from Thanksgiving, Butterball is accused of kicking and stomping turkeys at the world's largest turkey plant.

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"SHOCKING ABUSE": Days away from Thanksgiving, Butterball is accused of kicking and stomping turkeys at the world's largest turkey plant.
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LectioDivina
by on Nov. 14, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Turkeys being fattened up for the Thanksgiving table were routinely kicked and stomped at a Butterball plant in North Carolina, according to a Los Angeles animal rights group.

The animal activist group, Mercy For Animals, said that it had documented a “pattern of shocking abuse and neglect at numerous Butterball turkey operations in North Carolina.”

The animal rights investigator worked at facilities in the North Carolina counties of Onslow, Lenoir, Sampson and Duplin, which is home to the largest turkey farm in the world.

It released a hidden-video sting on Wednesday into Butterball turkey facilities in those five counties showing five workers allegedly being cruel to turkeys.

“Animal abuse continues to run rampant at Butterball factory farms,” the group said in a press release on its website.

The group said it has documented workers kicking and stomping birds, dragging them by their wings and necks, and throwing the birds onto the ground or on top of other birds.

It said that birds suffered from untreated illnesses and injuries, including open sores, infections, and broken bones. The group also said workers grabbed birds by their wings or necks and slammed them into transport crates.

The allegations mirror abuses documented by the group at a Butterball turkey farm in 2011, allegations that the group said led to arrests of several employees.

Butterball said in a statement that it takes such allegations seriously and has a “zero-tolerance” policy against animal abuse.

"Upon learning of these new concerns, we immediately initiated an internal investigation and suspended the associates in question," the company said. "Pending the completion of that investigation, Butterball will then make a determination on additional actions including immediate termination for those involved."

Butterball is the largest turkey producer in the United States, accounting for 20 percent of total turkey production in the country. Its 675,000 square foot plant in Mt. Olive, N.C., is the world’s largest turkey plant, according to the Butterball website.

smurfbitebug
by on Nov. 14, 2012 at 7:23 PM
How bad is the video? Trying to judge if I'm going to be able to handle it without bursting into tears like I'm insane..
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MammaPaparazza
by on Nov. 14, 2012 at 7:23 PM
3 moms liked this
Umm that's called tenderizer no??
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Jade89
by Silver Member on Nov. 14, 2012 at 7:23 PM
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At least they aren't having sex with them.


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LectioDivina
by on Nov. 14, 2012 at 7:24 PM


Quoting smurfbitebug:

How bad is the video? Trying to judge if I'm going to be able to handle it without bursting into tears like I'm insane..

Scale of 1-10 it's about a 6

MurphyTTC
by on Nov. 14, 2012 at 7:24 PM
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I'm still gunna eat Turkey!
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luvcloudydays
by on Nov. 14, 2012 at 7:25 PM
Have you never played kick the turkey? Entertainment for HOURS!
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Nov. 14, 2012 at 7:25 PM
Thanksgiving day is coming
So mister turkey said
And very careful I must be
Or I will lose my head!
luvcloudydays
by on Nov. 14, 2012 at 7:26 PM
Oh yeah, that would just be fucking gross.

Quoting Jade89:

At least they aren't having sex with them.





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AjCeCeMom
by Ruby Member on Nov. 14, 2012 at 7:27 PM
I buy ours from a local farmer, im good.
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