Turkeys abused at Ontario farm, animal rights group claims

Mercy For Animals Canada said it secretly recorded animal abuse at Hybrid Turkeys, Canada's largest...

Mercy For Animals Canada said it secretly recorded animal abuse at Hybrid Turkeys, Canada's largest turkey breeding company. (Fotolia)

Maryam Shah, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 7:37 PM ET

TORONTO - TORONTO — An animal protection organization said it's captured "horrific cruelty" with hidden cameras at a turkey farm near Kitchener, Ont.

Mercy For Animals Canada said one of its activists joined a farm owned by Hybrid Turkeys farm for eight weeks. Using a pinhole camera, the undercover worker secretly recorded alleged animal abuse at Canada's largest turkey breeding company.

"We documented workers violently punching, throwing, kicking, and beating turkeys," investigations director Twyla Francois alleged.

"Workers painfully crushing the spines of turkeys, and bashing in their heads with metal rods and shovels. Turkeys with open pus-filled wounds, rotting eyes and festering infections were left to suffer without proper veterinary care, and birds bred to grow so fast that they were crippled under their own weight."

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