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Hidden cameras reveal turkeys being brutally killed and suffering from festering wounds!

 
Our latest turkey farm investigation revealed shocking conditions found on an intensive farm supplying Avara Foods – one of the UK's largest poultry processors supplying major food retailers and restaurant chains. 
 
BBC NewsThe Sun and Daily Star all covered the story – reaching 4.8 million – revealing the terrible conditions found on Gravel Farm in Gloucestershire (jump to media).
 
Gravel Farm was investigated by Viva! Campaigns' brave team, who filmed between September and November 2019.
 
Watch the video below. Warning: Graphic Content - viewer discretion is advised.
 

Turkey Farming in the UK

In the UK there are around 10 million turkeys alive at any one time - the vast majority of which are intensively farmed. They're selectively bred to grow quickly and often suffer from agonising leg disorders, joint degeneration and heart disease as a result.
 
The industrial units in which turkeys are raised frequently lack appropriate environmental enrichment, causing extreme stress and the development of unnatural behaviours as a result - such as cannibalism and feather-pecking (read more in our turkey factsheet). 
 

Media Coverage

  • BBC News - Turkey farm loses Red Tractor certification over 'cruelty' film
  • BBC Points West (TV) - Turkey farm loses Red Tractor certification over 'cruelty' film
  • The Sun - Turkey farmer secretly filmed crushing birds’ necks with ‘inhumane’ pliers in shocking video
  • Daily Star -  Farmer secretly filmed crushing birds' necks at one of Britain's biggest farms
  • The London Economic - Worker at one of Britain’s biggest Turkey meat farms filmed crushing birds’ necks with ‘inhumane’ pliers
  • Yahoo News - Moment worker at one of Britain's biggest Turkey meat farms secretly filmed crushing birds' necks with 'inhumane' pliers
  • Plant Based News - Investigation Reveals Horrific Suffering On UK Turkey Farm
  • Gateway 97.8 (radio) - Turkey at Christmas

First-ever Christmas ad to expose turkey farming!

In 2018, 15 million turkeys were killed in the UK but we have an opportunity NOW to effect change, reaching MILLIONS of meat-eaters with our investigation! We've launched the FIRST EVER CHRISTMAS AD TO EXPOSE TURKEY FARMING, using footage from this investigation, and need YOUR SUPPORT to reach millions more.
 
You CAN HELP US get this powerful ad shown on YouTube every day in the run-up to Christmas. The more donations we receive, the more places we can show it, the more people go vegan or move in that direction.

 

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