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Sparboe president says video is "shocking" and workers have been fired


LITCHFIELD -- The president of the Litchfield-based Sparboe Farms said today she was "deeply saddened" to see "disturbing" video of the mistreatment of egg-producing chickens at their farms.

Beth Sparboe Schnell said the video released today by an organization called Mercy for Animals is "shocking" but "isn't who Sparboe Farms is."

She said four workers identified in the video have been fired.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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