Butterball accused of abusing turkeys in 5 North Carolina plants

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT)- Butterball is again accused of abusing turkeys, just one week before Thanksgiving.

The animal advocacy group, Mercy For Animals, says it has undercover footage of Butterball employees in North Carolina kicking, dragging and throwing turkeys at five facilities across four counties.  On top of that, the agency says the birds had open wounds on them.  Mercy For Animals said abuse happened at Butterball plants in Duplin, Lenoir, Onslow and Sampson Counties during the month of October. Read more