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Tyson Foods

Chicken Abuse Prompts Tyson To Cut Ties With Tennessee Poultry Farm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale has ended its business relationship with a Tennessee poultry farm after an undercover video showed workers there abusing chickens.  According to Meat & Poultry magazine, an industry-leading publication, the video was taken by a member of Mercy For Animals and shows individuals clubbing birds using a pole with a spike on the end of it. The video was taken during a four-week period in July and August at T&S Farm in Dukedom, Tennessee, which the organization said is a contract farm for Tyson Foods and a McDonald’s Corp. poultry supplier for the chain’s Chicken McNuggets. McDonald's supported Tyson Foods’ decision to sever ties with the poultry processor, according to the report. “Animal well-being is a priority at our company... [ MORE ]

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