A worker at a Butterball farm in North Carolina has been found guilty of felonious cruelty to animals Tuesday, according to the Hoke County clerk of court.
Brian Douglas will serve a sentence of 30 days in jail, with six months of probation and 36 months of supervised probation.
He was ordered to pay $550 in fees and fines.
Four other Butterball employees face charges.
The case stems from an undercover investigation by Mercy for Animals, which got video of abuses inside a Butterball facility.
A state official later admitted to tipping off Butterball before the company was raided by local authorities.
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