butterball abuse vid http://www.butterballabuse.com/ Spoiler (Move your mouse to the spoiler area to reveal the content) Show Spoiler Hide Spoiler http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/abc11_investigates&id=8483425 HOKE COUNTY (WTVD) -- Deputies with the Hoke County Sheriff's Office were joined by other officials Thursday morning in a raid at a Butterball turkey facility in Shannon, NC. The investigation began after a complaint was filed with the Hoke County District Attorney by the animal rights group Mercy for Animals. The complaint, obtained by ABC News, says an activist with the group worked undercover at the facility for three weeks and captured hidden camera video of Butterball employees intentionally committing "acts of violence and severe neglect." The video appears to show workers kicking and stomping turkeys. The video also shows injured birds with open wounds. Mercy for Animals posted an edited clip of the video it says it obtained at the web site www.butterballabuse.com. "Butterball is guilty of extreme animal abuse and should be held criminally accountable," said MFA’s Executive Director Nathan Runkle in a statement released with the video. The group said it planned to hold a news conference in Raleigh Friday. ABC11 has reached out to the Butterball company for comment on the raid and is expecting a statement later today.