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The exterior of the Sparboe Farms plant in Litchfield is pictured Friday. Sparboe Fames has been dropped as a supplier by fast-rood giant McDonald's after an animal rights group released an undercover video of operations at the egg producer's farms in three states. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

McDonald's drops Litchfield, Minn., egg supplier over cruelty charges

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LITCHFIELD -- An undercover video shot by members of an animal rights organization had swift and costly repercussions for Litchfield-based egg producer Sparboe Farms. Just hours after the video was made public Friday by Mercy for Animals, fast-food giant McDonalds terminated its contract with Sparboe.

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