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Thousands of turkeys die in Lenoir County fire

Posted June 13, 2012

A turkey house burned to the ground Wednesday in Lenoir.
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— Firefighters estimated 7,000 turkeys died early Wednesday when fire destroyed a large turkey house off of Brothers Road outside La Grange. 

The building, a simple wooden frame with a tin roof, burned to the ground just before dawn.

No people were injured, and the cause of the fire had not yet been determined.

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  • lissarra Jun 14, 2012

    I'm not a vegetarian, but I don't like factory farms. I get meat from Whole Foods.

    My heart goes out to those birds. That must have been so scary.

  • dgcreech Jun 14, 2012

    "No animal deserves to live like that. I hate Factory farms.
    68_dodge_polara"

    Based on this statement, are we safe to assume that you are a vegetarian?

  • justcommonsense Jun 14, 2012

    "There are such strict guidelines for animals. Is this one of those things where the people in charge (government positions) let it slide? If so, fire them. We, the people, do not pay our government employees to NOT do their jobs. Those poor things. I hope the person raising them will NEVER be allowed to raise another living creature again. UNLESS he chooses to protect them properly." caryzoo

    Not really sure what your rant is all about. This was a fire in the early morning hours. What in the devil do government workers have to do with it? And why should the person raising them be penalized? Fires happen for many reasons....electrical, storm or even arson. Until we know what may have caused the fire I think we should refrain from such vitrial.

  • 68_dodge_polara Jun 14, 2012

    No animal deserves to live like that. I hate Factory farms.

  • turkey Jun 13, 2012

    Those poor birds, no animal deserves to die like that.

  • storchheim Jun 13, 2012

    "We don't know if he could think, but we know that he could feel." J. Ignatowski

  • caryzoo Jun 13, 2012

    There are such strict guidelines for animals. Is this one of those things where the people in charge (government positions) let it slide? If so, fire them. We, the people, do not pay our government employees to NOT do their jobs. Those poor things. I hope the person raising them will NEVER be allowed to raise another living creature again. UNLESS he chooses to protect them properly.

  • Comfortably Numb Jun 13, 2012

    That's a lot of food wasted. Poor things though...

  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Jun 13, 2012

    What a terrible way to raise food. Let everything run free within large fenced areas. It gives them a sense of freedom which makes meat taste better anyway. Animals raised under stressful conditions often have less tender or flavorful meat.

  • SmokeWagon Jun 13, 2012

    ..."No sprinkler system?..."

    ROFLOL...in a chichen house....???

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