Major companies drop egg supplier after animal cruelty reports

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Target and McDonald's and Target were two of the major corporations that dropped an Iowa egg supplier this week after reports of animal cruelty.

An undercover video depicting unsanitary conditions and animal cruelty to the chickens in the Sparboe egg facility caused the drop-out, reported CNN International.

Sparboe was a major producer for these companies, and produced over 2 million eggs each day for McDonald's alone, reported Newsday

"I was deeply saddened to see the story because this isn't who Sparboe Farms is. Acts depicted in the footage are totally unacceptable and completely at odds with our values as egg farmers. In fact, they are in direct violation of our animal care code of conduct, which all of our employees read, sign and follow each day," Sparboe Schnell told CNN International.

Sparboe started investigation after learning about the undercover video from an animal-activist group, reported CNN International

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