30 Dec '11, 2am

Good Q: Will the Butterball raid yield any real results? via @grist by @VeganDotCom

The Butterball facility in North Carolina that was raided on Thursday. Photo: Mercy for Animals If turkey were beer, Butterball would have the brand power of Budweiser, Miller, and Coors combined. From six plants, the company produces 1 billion pounds of turkey each year and exports the meat to over 50 countries. Given this dominance, the Butterball brand has been a priceless asset to the company -- until Thursday morning. At about 9:00 a.m., officers from the local sheriff's office raided a Butterball semen collection facility in Shannon, N.C. (Industrially bred Broad-Breasted White turkeys must be artificially inseminated to reproduce.) The raid has not yet produced confirmed arrests, but if the events of the past year are any guide, the police action could mark a turning point in Butterball's history. The raid occurred in response to an undercover investigation by the n...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/factory-farms/2011-12-29-will-butter...

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