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Vehicles are seen Wednesday near the ex-terior of Willmar Poultry Company's Willmar facility. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Turkey abuse at Willmar hatchery is alleged by Humane Society

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WILLMAR -- An undercover investigation by the Humane Society of the United States has documented what the organization alleges is routine abuse and cruelty involving newly hatched turkey chicks at Willmar Poultry Co.

The Humane Society released its report and findings Tuesday.

The nonprofit organization is calling for the turkey industry to adopt more humane practices for disposing of sick and injured birds and for de-beaking baby turkeys.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at http://healthbeat.areavoices.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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