Five Butterball Employees Charged with Animal Cruelty

February 15, 2012

Mercy For Animals blogs:

MFA’s undercover investigation into a Butterball turkey factory farm has led to felony and misdemeanor animal cruelty charges against five Butterball employees by state authorities. Additionally, Dr. Sarah Jean Mason, the director of Animal Health Programs with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture, has pled guilty to obstruction of justice charges after admitting to leaking confidential information to Butterball and potentially compromising the criminal cruelty investigation by state law enforcement officials.

Mason deserves to be fired; how can the state justify keeping someone like this on the payroll?

Undercover investigations are rapidly turning into one of the most important tactics of the animal protection movement. Link.

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