Two turkeys’ fates hung in the balance this week, after a tacky and irresponsible publicity stunt by Oxford radio station JACK fm asked listeners to vote on whether to “keep it” or “cook it” in an online poll.
Threatening animals’ lives for the purpose of “entertainment” is unacceptable. Fortunately for these two birds – tastelessly named “Sage” and “Onion” – the poll was soon overwhelmed by thousands of people, including Brian May, who voted for a better outcome for the turkeys.
Today, we stepped in to help ensure that they will … Read more.
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German company Lohmann Tierzucht (LTZ) – the parent company of Aviagen Turkeys, Inc. – is facing cruelty-to-animals charges as a result of evidence gathered by PETA Germany. Authorities have issued warrants for alleged violations of Germany’s Animal Welfare Act (including amputating the toes and crests of millions of chickens in order to distinguish their breeds and sexes). Convictions could bring sentences of up to three years of imprisonment plus fines.
You’ll remember that PETA US’ 2008 undercover investigation of Aviagen documented that workers were breaking turkeys’ … Read more.
Fiona Phillips, like millions of other people across the UK, is looking forward to Christmas, but one thing that you won’t find on her holiday table is turkey – or any other kind of meat. That’s because the Mirror columnist and former GMTV presenter went vegetarian many years ago, and she’s never looked back. So when PETA asked Phillips to narrate its hard-hitting new video about the suffering of turkeys who are raised and killed for food, she leapt at the chance.
“Christmas should be a time of peace and goodwill … Read more.