Nathan Runkle, executive director of Mercy For Animals, appeared on HLN's Jane Velez-Mitchell this past Friday to discuss the convictions of four employees at a Butterball facility in North Carolina.
An MFA undercover investigation at Butterball exposed turkeys being kicked, thrown, and horribly neglected by farm workers. It resulted in the first-ever felony charges for abuse to factory-farmed poultry.
During Velez-Mitchell's interview with Runkle, she noted that these turkeys were not so different than the dogs and cats we lived with. Runkle added: "Birds suffer pain the same way. ... They deserve consideration and respect. As a civilized society, we should not be subjecting any animals to inhumane treatment."
Check out the full interview below:
Butterball Convictions Garner HLN Coverage
by - March 6, 2013