Tyson Foods announced that it had learned of a video depicting the mistreatment of birds at contract farms in Virginia. At present, there has not been an announcement of a video by any animal rights group, and Tyson’s release did not disclose how the company learned about the video. The company did announce that it was taking immediate action.

"Two of the employees who clearly mishandled birds were terminated immediately. Other employees are on suspension pending a full investigation,” the company said. “We're disturbed by these actions and do not tolerate abuse of any animal. We’re committed to a culture of animal well-being and we don’t believe the video accurately depicts the treatment of chickens by our employees.”

Source: Tyson Foods Inc.