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The Misery of 'free range' turkeys

Posted 18 December 2012

Very soon, millions of people across the UK will be eating turkey on Christmas day. Many will pay extra to ensure that their turkey is from a more ‘ethical’ source. But, as a recent article published in the Daily Mail shows, ‘free-range’ turkeys often live in appalling conditions – kept in over-crowded sheds, have the ends of their beaks cut off and never see daylight. Regardless of how they are raised, they will also have a painful, bloody end at a slaughterhouse. So why not spare a life this Christmas and choose a compassionate and delicious meat-free feast instead?

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