Every year in Australia between 3 and 5 million turkeys are killed for meat, the majority of which is consumed at Christmas time (though they suffer all year long!). The issues facing intensively farmed turkeys are much the same as with broiler chickens; they are denied their natural instincts whilst confined in heavily crowded sheds, living on sawdust covered in ammonia from their faeces and urine. These birds are fed a special diet to stimulate abnormally large growth until their joints are no longer able to support the weight of their bodies. Turkeys are artificially inseminated by the factory workers, an invasive and degrading violation of their bodily integrity. At about 10-12 weeks, these infant birds are trucked off for slaughter. Incidentally, the turkey meat found in most supermarket freezers may be from birds killed 2-3 years ago - a chilling thought indeed.
For these reasons and more, we are urging people to adopt a cruelty-free Christmas lunch - for the turkeys. To do this, we need YOUR help! In the spirit of tradition, we are once again embarking on our Christmas flyer campaign informing the general public about the issues surrounding turkey farming in Australia.
Friday 5th December @ 8-9am
Wynyard Park, York Street, near train station entrance
Friday 5th December @ 4:30-5:30pm
Martin Place, outside MLC Centre
PITT STREET MALL
Saturday 6th December @ 12-2pm
Pitt Street Mall, outside food court entrace
(Market Street end)
To find out more about the issues, check out:
If you're thinking of having your FIRST cruelty free xmas, check out the Vegan Easy Challenge at:
And try some great cruelty-free Christmas options at: