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Deformed and crippled turkeys struggling to walk at a British farm run by supermarket supplier

This is the bleak reality of what life is like for farmed animals in the UK, a country that preaches to have some of the highest animal welfare standards in the world. What this proves is that welfare regulations will never be able to safeguard these animals.

LIZ PERKINS: ‘Horrific footage shows deformed turkeys at a farm run by a company which supplies major British supermarkets and restaurants, activists claim. Animal rights group Surge Activism claim the footage was shot at a farm in Sudbrooke, Lincolnshire, earlier this year, which sells to Tesco, Morrisons, Aldi and Lidl. Young birds suffering with leg problems, struggling to walk or slumped on the ground have emerged in the worrying clips. Unwell turkeys being pecked by other birds are also claimed to have been film undercover by the group…

Ed Winters, founder of Surge Activism, said: ‘These animals are treated as nothing other than commodities. “This is the bleak reality of what life is like for farmed animals in the UK, a country that preaches to have some of the highest animal welfare standards in the world. What this proves is that welfare regulations will never be able to safeguard these animals and as long as there is demand, there will be exploitation. The only way to truly end animal suffering is to live a vegan lifestyle”…

Mr Winters added: “Turkeys form strong social bonds with their families and flockmates, sometimes travelling in the wild with groups of 200 or more. Turkeys have friends, likes, dislikes, and desires – however right now millions of turkeys across the UK are spending their lives in confinement, crammed desperately amongst each other, never seeing daylight until the day they are killed”… Surge Activism claims it got hold of the footage legally back in January this year and the birds are aged between eight and 26 week-old’. SOURCE…

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