Mercy For Animals’ released another undercover investigation last week of Butterball, the world’s largest producer of turkey meat.
A year ago an MFA undercover investigation into a Butterball turkey facility led to five workers being charged with criminal cruelty to animals. This recent investigation found more animal abuse.
Clearly, there is a cruelty epidemic at Butterball factory farms.
Here’s what MFA investigators found this time:
- birds being kicked and stomped on
- birds dragged by their fragile wings or necks
- birds carelessly thrown on the ground or smashed into tiny cages on transport trucks
- birds suffering from serious untreated illnesses and injuries, including open sores, infections, and broken bones
Mercy For Animals says:
“Unfortunately, the lives of turkeys in Butterball’s factory farms are short, brutal, and filled with fear, violence, and constant suffering. While wild turkeys are sleek, agile, and able to fly, Butterball’s turkeys have been selectively bred to grow so large, so quickly, that many of them suffer from painful bone defects, hip joint lesions, crippling foot and leg deformities, and fatal heart attacks.
“Even though domestic turkeys have been genetically manipulated for enormous growth, these birds still retain their gentle, inquisitive, and social natures. [...] In fact, animal behaviorists, veterinarians, and scientists agree that turkeys are sensitive and intelligent animals with their own unique personalities, much like the dogs and cats we all know and love.”
See the video here butterballabuse.com and then please share the video and information widely. Share it on facebook, twitter, in your email signature, on your blog, and on forums. Then vow not to eat birds, or at the very least not Butterball birds.