Butterball Conviction

From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  September 2012:

Former Butterball employee Brian Douglas,  one of five people shown abusing turkeys seen in undercover video footage obtained by Mercy For Animals in late 2011, pleaded guilty felonious cruelty to animals in Hoke County Superior Court in Raeford, North Carolina on August 28, 2012.  Douglas was sentenced to serve 30 days in jail followed by six months of probation and 36 months of supervised probation, to pay $550 in fines, and to provide a DNA sample to the state.  “Cases against the four other people charged are pending,” reported Fayetteville Observer staff writer Caitlin Dineen.

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