Hidden Camera: Graphic Video: Shocking Truth Behind Butterball Thanksgiving Turkey

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“I know I’m late with this as Thanks Giving has past, sorry, but I’m still playing catch up, so think of this as your Christmas turkey instead! It’s kind of irrelevant which meal it’s for, as they are still horrifically abused by sadistic workers; who have no interest in the animals feelings or well-being. For our Christmas dinner we still have everything, only it’s Quorn & not meat, i.e sausages  meatballs, bacon strips, Quorn chicken fillets. If anyone eats at my house they eat Quorn & they are quite surprised by it, it’s the flavouring & spices you use that bring Quorn to life. Put it another way, what ever meat you eat, I can find a Quorn alternative; going vegetarian isn’t hard at all these days, there is so much to choose from. Several years ago; I looked like a chick pea!!

With Thanksgiving looming around the corner, an animal rights group has levied charges of animal abuse against Butterball, LLC, the country’s largest producer of fresh and frozen turkeys.

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Published on 13 Nov 2012 by 

The allegations, from the Los Angeles-based animal advocacy organization Mercy for Animals, stem from undercover video shot at four Butterball turkey farms in North Carolina. The graphic video, which the group has posted at ButterballAbuse.com, shows the birds being grabbed by the necks, kicked, thrown and general mishandled. According to website, the organization also found “birds suffering from serious untreated illnesses and injuries, including open sores, infections, and broken bones.”

“Consumers have a right to know how turkeys are treated at Butterball, before they end up as their Thanksgiving dinner,” Matt Rice, director of the investigation for Mercy for Animals, said in a statement to the media. “And I think that most people care about animals, even animals that are raised and killed for food.”

Mercy for Animals documented similar abuse at a Butterball turkey semen collection facility in North Carolina in 2011. That investigation resulted in felony and misdemeanor animal cruelty charges against five Butterball employees, two of whom have since pled guilty. A representative of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture also pled guilty to charges of obstruction of justice after leaking information about the investigation to Butterball.

The organization says it has taken its footage to law-enforcement officials, who are investigating.

Butterball released a statement to the media, saying it has a zero-tolerance policy for animal abuse will take any allegations seriously. Butterball also said it has already suspended the employees shown in the Mercy for Animals video while it investigates if the employees should be fired. “Any employee found to have violated our animal care and well-being guidelines, as well as any employee who witnessed abuse and failed to report it, will be terminated,” the statement read. “When we learn of any instances of animal mistreatment, we take immediate corrective action to suspend workers involved, conduct a swift investigation and terminate their employment with the company. Animal care and well-being is central to the operations of our company, and we remain committed to the ethical and responsible care of our turkey flocks.”

NBC News talked to industry analyst Phil Lempert, who is also known as the “Supermarket Guru,” who said consumers may decide to choose a different brand of turkey if they are aware of the allegations against Butterball. “We have seen a consumer and industry move to more humane treatment of chickens, hogs and cattle and now turkeys,” he said. “This Thanksgiving shoppers will be looking at prices and the credibility of the brand that sells them.

In a blog post, Mercy for Animals offered a series of tips and actions for cruelty-free Thanksgiving celebrations, many of which focus on having a vegetarian holiday meal.

Also on MNN:

Thanksgiving turkey disaster? Hit the Butterball phone lines – 10 turkey fact you might not have known. – Better turkey choices

via Undercover video depicts abuse at Butterball turkey farms | MNN – Mother Nature Network.

News Link:-http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/undercover-video-depicts-abuse-at-butterball-turkey-farms

Learn more at:

http://www.ButterballAbuse.com

http://www.MercyForAnimals.org

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Puppy suffers broken neck after being tossed from car in NY – SPCA offers reward

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Joey suffered a multiple neck fractures after being thrown from a moving car.

A $2,000 reward is being offered by theSuffolk County SPCA for information leading to the arrest of the person who put a pit bull puppy in a plastic bag and tossed him out the window of a moving car.

Last Saturday afternoon, another driver witnessed the puppy being thrown onto Pilgrim Psychiatric Center property near the Sagtikos Parkway in Brentwood and called authorities.

Islip Animal Shelter personnel brought the puppy to Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island(VMCLI) in West Islip following the incident, where he was named Joey.

 Click here to watch NBC News video of Joey.

According to the veterinarians who treated him, he suffered multiple neck fractures, was malnourished, and has bite wounds on his neck, which authorities say might indicate he was used as a bait dog.

If you would like to contribute to the Joey Donation Fund for his medical care, you can do so by calling VMCLI at (631) 587-0800, or mail your check to: VMCLI, 75 Sunrise Hwy., West Islip, NY 11795-2033. Be sure to indicate it is for Joey.

Anyone who may may have seen or knows anything about this incident is being asked to call the Suffolk County SPCA at 631-382-7722.

Horse set ablaze sparks animal cruelty investigation

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PENNSYLVANIA — Pennsylvania state police are investigating a disturbing case of animal cruelty after a family‘s horse is intentionally set on fire.

“We went to get him, this is how we found him, all burned,” says Jessie Woodworth.

Woodworth was frantic when she discovered her horse, named Northstar, had been intentionally set on fire.

State police say someone poured an accelerant on the horse and lighted it, causing severe burns and singeing most of his body.

An act that’s unfathomable to the family.

“He’s 6-years-old, going on 7-years-old, he’s my baby. Just a pleasure horse, we’re not show horses or anything like that, he’s just a companion. He means the world to me,” says Woodworth.

“It makes me sick to my stomach. I was sick. My kids came down and started crying, they couldn’t believe that somebody would hurt their grandma’s horse like this,” says Woodworth’s daughter, Loretta Carr.

“It has to be a sick person for sure, a real sick person. Who would take something out on a defenseless animal?” asks Woodworth.

While she ponders those questions, the family is hoping Northstar can make a full recovery.

“It’s going to be week by week. Hopefully, no infection sets in and as along as no infection sets in he should be okay. All of his hair might not ever grow back but that wont matter,” Woodworth says.

“I hope he survives it. He’s still beautiful, but I hope he looks the way he looked again. He’s a sweetheart of a horse,” Carr adds.

(Information courtesy NBC News)

News Link:-http://www.cnycentral.com/news/story.aspx?id=794228#.UD7YUcGPWSo

 

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