Georgia poultry farmer loses contract after video shows him abusing chickens

HALESWORTH, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 06:  Battery hens sit in a chicken shed on February 6, 2007 in Suffolk, England. Russia, Ireland, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and South Africa have announced bans on UK poultry imports after the news that the Bernard Matthews poultry processing farm in the UK confirmed an outbreak of the H5N1strain of bird flu. A massive cull of over 160,000 turkeys has been completed by Government appointed vets. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

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HALESWORTH, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 06: Battery hens sit in a chicken shed on February 6, 2007 in Suffolk, England. Russia, Ireland, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and South Africa have announced bans on UK poultry imports after the news that the Bernard Matthews poultry processing farm in the UK confirmed an outbreak of the H5N1strain of bird flu. A massive cull of over 160,000 turkeys has been completed by Government appointed vets. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

The Humane Society of the United States secretly recorded a Georgia poultry farmer hitting a chicken with a metal rod.

Now, the owner of Plainview Farm in Hull is expected to lose his contract with Pilgrim’s Pride, a major chicken producer.

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A HSUS spokesman said the investigation involved various facilities of Pilgrim's Pride, according to the Athens Banner-Herald.

A HSUS representative made the video while at the farm, during a covert operation.

Another video that has surfaced shows chickens being “violently shackled” in a Pilgrim’s Pride slaughterhouse in Texas, officials said.

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