Karen Davis of United Poultry Concerns and my daughter alerted me to this story within minutes of each other. A new Mercy For Animals investigative report has exposed animal abuse at McGinnis Farm right up the road in Dagsboro, Delaware, a contract farm for Tyson Foods. Mercy for Animals undercover video shows workers violently clubbing animals to death, breaking their necks, and leaving severely sick and injured animals to die without food or water, baby birds carelessly thrown to the ground from transport crates suffering broken bones and other severe injuries, thousands of birds crammed into filthy, windowless sheds forced to live for weeks in their own waste and toxic ammonia fumes.
At this Tyson chicken factory farm, over a thousand birds died every day from the diseased and unsanitary conditions. In total, over the course of only 42 days, more than 52,000 birds died at this one farm from sickness or injuries. Those who survived were carelessly grabbed by their legs, wings, and necks and violently slammed into transport crates before being trucked to slaughter.
Warning: this video is very graphic, and may not be appropriate for some viewers.