KFC and McDonald’s chicken supplier workers punch, kick and stamp on heads of live birds
Arkansas August 15:Tyson Foods Inc, which run the factory, says the ten members of staff have been fired after they were filmed carrying out the cruel beatings by an animal rights group
The video by the activist group Compassion Over Killing showed Tyson workers at several facilities punching, kicking and flinging live birds.
One employee was shown crushing the head of a live chicken under his boot.
The footage, recorded in May and June, was posted on the website of the activist group, which fights for animal rights and encourages vegetarianism.
Springdale, Arkansas-based Tyson, one of the world’s largest meat processors, said it was “disgusted by the actions of the individuals in the video.”
The video marks at least the fifth time since 2015 that animal activists have secretly filmed abuse at Tyson farms.
Tyson sells meat in grocery stores and supplies chicken to major restaurant chains, including McDonald’s Corp and Yum Brands Inc’s KFC.