Despite a significant decline in recent years, 16 million turkeys were still slaughtered in the UK in 2015 - with around 10 million killed for the Christmas market. The vast majority of them spend their short lives in vast industrial sheds and never go outside. Don’t buy turkey meat. Go vegan with Viva!.
Turkeys have a zest for living and, treated with respect, they become very friendly. Turkeys have large, dark, almond-shaped eyes and sensitive fine-boned faces. Wild turkeys roost in trees and roam in woodlands, eating vegetation and insects. An adult bird can fly up to 50mph!