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The Turkey Industry

Every year in the U.S., an estimated 252 million turkeys are slaughtered for human consumption, more than 42.5 million of these birds are raised in North Carolina, making it the nation’s second largest turkey producing state (Minnesota is the first). The turkey hatchery where COK’s investigator worked for three weeks is owned by Goldsboro Milling Company, a company that recently announced its acquisition of 51% of the shares of Butterball, LLC, the industry’s most widely recognized brand name and now the nation’s largest producer of turkey products.

Read our report “Animal Suffering in the Turkey Industry” to learn more.