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Animal-rights group films alleged animal cruelty at chicken farm affiliated with Perdue

Animal-rights group films alleged animal cruelty at chicken farm affiliated with Perdue

Animal-rights activists are criticizing Salisbury-based Perdue Farms after an advocacy group released a video Thursday showing a worker at a North Carolina farm under contract with the poultry giant squeezing a chicken under his boot and throwing another bird against a wall.

The video prompted North Carolina authorities to charge the man with four felony counts of animal cruelty.

Perdue officials called the actions caught on tape "unacceptable" and said the company works continuously to ensure the poultry it sells comes from farms that raise the birds in "a healthy environment."

Mercy for Animals, a Los Angeles-based animal protection group, said...

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