TURKEYS IN AUSTRALIA
Mother turkeys are extremely maternal birds and will fiercely protect their babies normally. They are never given that opportunity, turkey mothers are breeding machines in this cruel industry.
Their huge weight also puts a lot of strain on their hearts, and the noxious smell of ammonia ,from their urine, causes lung problems.Even turkeys who lived free range, at three months of age, will be sent off to be slaughtered. They are grabbed by their legs, irrespective of the pain involved, stuffed into crates stacked on top of each other. This is very traumatic and cruel for large birds, as they are literally hardly able to breathe, because of their massive size.At the slaughterhouse they are hung upside down, which severely hurts their painful legs and is extremely frightening for the birds.
Their heads pass through an electrified water bath, as they are supposed to be unconscious when their throats are cut. Although, if they lift their heads at the wrong moment, they will miss the electrified water and won’t be stunned. If their long wings touch the water bath instead of their heads they get painful electric shocks.Please enjoy a very happy and compassionate Christmas without harming turkeys.Look on the net or in library books for delicious non animal recipes to enjoy.