[28 August/ The Wall Street Journal]

McDonald’s and Tyson Foods have severed ties with Tennessee-based poultry farm, T&S Farms, after video footage from the farm that showed chickens being stabbed, clubbed and crushed to death. McDonalds said the company, alongside Tyson Foods, were investigating the farm and will reinforce McDonalds’ expectations for animal treatment. Tyson Foods said it has terminated the farm’s contract with the meat company, as the company valued animal welfare as a priority for all of its suppliers. District Attorney General, Tommy Thomas said the farm is to be investigated, with a decision whether to press charges to be made of the next few days.