Torturing Baby Turkeys: Meet The Largest Turkey Producer In The U.S.
What is it like to be a baby turkey in the meat industry? A hidden camera placed by Mercy For Animals takes us inside Butterball, the largest producer of turkey meat in the U.S. Worth noting, Butterball has a label for "humane meat", by the name of “American Humane Certified”. However, the leaked footage shows a facility that is anything but humane.
As can be seen, baby turkeys are mutilated without any pain killers. In the turkey meat industry, turkeys often have their beaks and toes cut at their end. Cutting the beak is very painful for the baby turkeys, as well as the removal of their toes. Both of these mutilations make it easy for farms to raise turkeys in crowded and stressful conditions.
All the Unwanted Baby Turkeys are Ground Up Alive
In addition, all the unwanted baby turkeys are thrown to a macerating machine, in order to ground them up alive. All throughout, we can witness how baby turkeys are carelessly thrown and dropped. The overall handling is a clear indication of what lies ahead for the "lucky" babies who reach the farm. Inside the farm, an even worse fate awaits, one of extreme boredom, non-stop fear and immense pain.
But perhaps the biggest tragedy is that these baby turkeys are calling for their moms, whom they'll never know. Instead, the babies are left to realize that they are on their own, with no one to protect and love them.
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