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This Thanksgiving, Don't Be Bamboozled by Butterball's 'Humane' Turkeys

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 01.21.2015 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

Although the meat industry would like us to believe that we can have our turkey breasts and bacon everything with a clear conscience, that's a bigger load of manure than even a factory farm generates. It's a gimmick. The only 100 percent "humane" meat is no meat at all.

What Happens in the Factory Farm Shouldn't Stay in the Factory Farm

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 03.08.2014 | Impact
Matthew Bershadker

Some whistleblower suppression laws -- coined "ag-gag" by food writer Mark Bittman -- aggressively criminalize firsthand documenting and/or reporting of the day-to-day activities of industrial farms, while doing nothing to contain the abuse.

Butterball Might Ruin Your Thanksgiving

Quartz | Gwynn Guilford | Posted 11.16.2013 | Business

Quartz: The time for Americans to clean out some fridge space before Thanksgiving may have come a little early this year. Butterball, the US’s to...

Take Sodium Reduction Advice With a Grain of Salt

Andy Bellatti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

For years, the public health nutrition field has warned Americans about the risks associated with a high-sodium diet. When the crux of the conversation focuses exclusively on sodium reduction, though, it overlooks a crucial part of the puzzle -- the ratio of sodium to potassium in our diets.

Butterball To Hire First Male Spokesperson For Turkey Talk Line

AP | MAE ANDERSON | Posted 09.18.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- This year if you call Butterball's Turkey Talk Line for some cooking advice, you might get a male voice on the line. For the first time, ...

Turkey Torture: Butterball Workers Found Guilty of Cruelty to Animals

Nathan Runkle | Posted 04.29.2013 | Green
Nathan Runkle

Tragically, each day of a turkey's life in a Butterball factory farm is filled with deprivation and brutality, due to the company's complete lack of meaningful animal welfare policies, training, or procedures.

More Butterball Workers Convicted Of Turkey Cruelty

Posted 02.25.2013 | Green

Two former Butterball workers at a North Carolina turkey facility were convicted of animal cruelty on Feb. 22 following a 2011 undercover investigatio...

WATCH: Butterball Abuse Commercial To Air On Several Networks

Posted 11.19.2012 | Home

Last week, the animal rights group Mercy For Animals released a video alleging abuse at a Butterball turkey slaughterhouse. This is in addition to ano...

'Hello 1-800-Butterball? My Turkey Is Fine But My Family Is Killing Me!'

Laura Zigman | Posted 01.18.2013 | Women
Laura Zigman

Well, it's that time of year again! When you call the Butterball Turkey Hotline and instead of asking for help with your Thanksgiving meal, you beg them to save you from your family!

UNDERCOVER VIDEO: Awful Abuse At Butterball Turkey Farm

Posted 11.14.2012 | Home

In December of 2011, animal welfare advocacy group Mercy for Animals released a gruesome undercover video of turkey abuse at a plant that raises poult...

Ex-Butterball Worker Pleads Guilty To Animal Cruelty

AP | Posted 08.29.2012 | Home

RAEFORD, N.C. -- A former employee of a Butterball plant in North Carolina has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty after he was seen on videotape abusing...

Butterball Turkey Raid Leads To Criminal Charges And Arrests

Posted 02.16.2012 | Home

In December, an undercover video from Mercy For Animals showed footage of animal abuse at a Butterball turkey raising facility. The turkeys were kicke...

Butterball Turkey Factory Raided After Undercover Video Reveals Cruelty

Posted 12.30.2011 | Home

County sheriffs in North Carolina raided a Butterball turkey raising facility this morning to investigate claims of animal cruelty, after the animal r...

The Stealth Halal Jihadist Turkey: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying And Love the Muslim Trojan Horse

Wajahat Ali | Posted 01.24.2012 | Home
Wajahat Ali

American Muslim communities celebrating Thanksgiving with a traditional Turkey feast represents an encouraging sign of integration with American values and rituals. But, of course, we Muslims fooled you. Yet again.

The Real Story Behind The Butterball Turkey Talk-Line

Kitchen Daily | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

It's Thanksgiving day, and you have a turkey emergency. Or, you've read about 101 ways to prepare the giant bird and you're flummoxed about which meth...

Butterball Turkey, Twinkies, Wonder Bread Agree To Use Less Salt

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW YORK — The makers of Butterball turkey, Twinkies and Wonder Bread have agreed to use less salt in some products as part of a national campai...

Turkey Tip Line: Butterball Employees Have All The Answers

AP | EMILY FREDRIX | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

NAPERVILLE, Ill. — Workers at Butterball's turkey-tips hot line are used to oddball situations: _The woman who cleaned out her turkey with a sc...

Time To Mothball The Butterball!

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

There are some not-so-wonderful aspects to Butterball's signature product -- in a concession to our obsession with big breasts, American turkey breeders created an avian abomination.