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(US/mn) Animal rights group files complaint against Sparboe Farms

[Minneapolis Star Tribune]

An animal rights group said Thursday it will file a federal complaint accusing egg producer Sparboe Farms of making false and misleading claims about its animal welfare practices.

Mercy for Animals' undercover video of conditions at Sparboe's hen houses recently caused McDonald's, Target and other major egg buyers to cease doing business with the Litchfield-based company.

Based on the undercover video, the Chicago-based animal rights group will file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, saying Sparboe is making false and misleading statements on its website about its animal rights practices.

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