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June 6, 2014

Butterball finds no mistreatment in latest activist video

One day after the release of an undercover video of alleged abuse of poults at a Butterball LLC facility in Raeford, N.C., the turkey processor announced that a panel of experts found no willful acts of mistreatment. “The undercover hatchery video I reviewed did not depict any animal mistreatment,” Dr. Joy Mench, professor of animal science at University of California – Davis, said in a news release by the company. “As with any operational process, there is always room for learning and improvement, which is why our council encourages Butterball to continue its ongoing associate training programs to ensure top-notch turkey care.”  Read More

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