Who read about the Butter Ball Raid in N.C?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by D'Angelo N Va., Dec 30, 2011.

  1. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    I got an e-mail about the Butter Ball raid in N.C and was furious. Did anyone read this?? I saw the video and it almost made me cry. How can ppl. Be so cruel to a helpless bird or anything??
  2. I didn't get an e-mail but I saw the video and it was HORRIFIC! They were like eating the others, I can't believe we ever bought those, I just want to kick them and grab them by their necks! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Man I wish I could help but I don't live where I can [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2011
  3. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

    Jul 9, 2011
    Lago Vista, TX
    I read about it, I couldn't bring myself to watch the video after reading the comments about it. sad [​IMG]
  4. urban escapee

    urban escapee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2011
    Alvin, TX
    I read it, and it sounds aweful. NOT going to watch the video. I am so glad that I dont buy butterball turkeys...time to find a local supplier.
  5. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    I went into the grocery store today and saw some frozen ones and couldn't help but wonder how they had been treated.
  6. How do they get them on the shelves when half of the have bruises, cuts, infections. Its breaks my heart and wants me to hurt the employees!!
  7. TrystInn

    TrystInn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2009
    Southern Arizona
    At this point, I think its even more important that we advocate to our friends and families farm fresh, cruelty-free raised turkeys for their holiday tables.
  8. geepy

    geepy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2009
    central FL
    I raise my own. Haven't bought store bought in years. Mine are happy free ranging. I'm not bragging but, I think I have the best turkey sausage around.
  9. KrisH

    KrisH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:A little braging is ok

  10. dwest

    dwest Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 5, 2011
    Kintore Ontario Canada
    Just watched the video. Not pretty. While I in no way condone the actions of the people I saw in the video, I take the source with a HUGE grain of salt. I personally don't trust these "Animal Welfare" groups as far as I can throw them. Is some of the footage staged? I wouldn't put it past them. Some of the damage may well be a result of toms fighting amongst themselves.

    Still, nothing condones what is done in the video, good animal husbandry (even in an intensive system) can't behave like that.

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