HELP END THE TORTURE OF TURKEYS (Please sign petition below)
Unfortunately, the lives of turkeys on factory farms are short, brutal and filled with fear, violence and prolonged suffering.
While wild turkeys are sleek, agile and able to fly, commercial turkeys have been selectively bred to grow so large, so quickly, that many of them suffer from painful bone defects, hip joint lesions, crippling foot and leg deformities, and fatal heart attacks.
This genetic manipulation creates birds who are so large they cannot even reproduce naturally, rendering artificial semen collection and insemination the sole means of turkey reproduction at breeding facilities like this one.
Even though domestic turkeys have been genetically manipulated for enormous growth, these birds still retain their gentle, inquisitive, and social natures.
Turkeys are “sentient vertebrates and all the available evidence shows that they have a very similar range of feelings as mammalian species,” Dr. Ian Duncan has stated. “Poultry can suffer by feeling pain, fear and stress.”
In fact, animal behaviourists, veterinarians, and scientists now agree that turkeys are sensitive and intelligent animals with their own unique personalities, much like the dogs and cats we all know and love.
Although cruelty and violence are standard practice for Canada’s turkey producers, caring consumers can help end the needless suffering of turkeys and other farmed animals by choosing a compassionate vegan diet.
“If you can’t go vegan or even vegetarian, at least try some Quorn Mince instead of Beef Mince to make Quorn Spaghetti Bolognese. Here are some more recipes for to try out (I use Quorn instead of meat to make just about any traditional dish) substituting Animal Meat for Quorn…is lower in fat & better for you!! You won’t know how good it tastes until you have tried!!” Link:- http://www.quorn.co.uk/recipes/spaghetti-bolognese/
WATCH: Turkeys Punched, Beaten and Clubbed at Canadian Factory Farm
Published on 14 Mar 2014
A new undercover investigation by Mercy For Animals Canada reveals workers beating, throwing, kicking, and clubbing animals at Hybrid Turkeys — the country’s largest turkey-breeding factory farm. Watch the video, then take action at www.TurkeyTorture.ca!
“The fact that these birds were killed in this brutal fashion in full view of the Barn Supervisor suggests that this is a standard of practice at this facility and not the actions of a rogue employee.” Debi Zimmermann, DVM, PhD
“The euthanasia practices depicted in the video I saw were inhumane; they did not result in immediate unconsciousness. It is not appropriate to kick, punch, or swing birds. This is gratuitous cruelty.” Ian Duncan, PhD, Canada’s leading expert on poultry welfare ________________________________________________________________________ “The euthanasia methods were clearly not acceptable and the industry needs to develop better methods. [Turkeys] must never be lifted by the ends of the wings and swinging the turkey is not acceptable.” Temple Grandin, PhD, PAS
Mercy For Animals News Link:-http://www.turkeytorture.ca/