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JUNE 7, 2007 9:50 PM

Mercy For Animals Documents Cruelty in N.C. Processing Facility
One nagging concern I have about the prospects of ostensibly "humane" smaller-scale animal farming is that even the most well-intentioned, conscientious farmers cannot insure that their animals do not undergo horrific cruelty, since in many cases they have no choice but to transport their animals to slaughter in facilities where they themselves have no control over how their animals are treated.

As you can see from this sobering undercover footage of a poultry processing plant in North Carolina, even on the unlikely supposition that these turkeys and chickens lived blissful lives on Old McDonald's Farm, the fate waiting for them in this facility was unimaginably cruel. This footage is graphic. Viewer discretion is strongly advised.