11 October 2012

MFA investigation uncovers detestable abuse at Burger King cheese supplier

Another day, another “farm” exposed for unthinkable abuse toward living creatures.

This time, an undercover investigation by animal rights organization Mercy For Animals has revealed shocking cruelty taking place at a Burger King cheese supplier.

Undercover video shows employees – including a manager – at the Idaho-based Bettencourt Dairies “viciously beating, kicking, jumping on, and shocking cows and violently twisting their tails in order to deliberately inflict pain, dragging a downed cow with a tractor, and allowing sick or injured animals to languish with open wounds, broken bones, and infections without proper veterinary care.”

The investigation has prompted MFA to implore Burger King to sever ties with the dairy.

“The secret ingredient in Burger King’s cheese is horrific animal abuse,” explained MFA’s executive director, Nathan Runkle. “Due to its complete lack of meaningful animal welfare standards, Burger King has allowed a culture of cruelty to fester at the factory farms supplying cheese for its burgers. No socially responsible corporation should support dairy operations that beat, kick, mutilate, confine, and neglect animals. Burger King must take immediate actions to prevent further abuse at its suppliers.”

Two employees, along with a facility manager, have been charged with criminal cruelty to animals as a result of the investigation.

To view the footage – viewer discretion highly advised – click here.

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Photo credit: Mercy For Animals