We are concerned that the way in which many turkeys are reared, handled, transported and slaughtered/killed could be greatly improved. We’re working to try to ensure that as many farmed turkeys as possible have a good quality of life.
The behaviour of turkeys
Commercial breeds of turkeys have many of the same behavioural drives as their wild relatives. Including:
- Comfort and grooming activities - such as preening, ruffling feathers, stretching wings and dustbathing
- Roosting on raised perches at night for comfort and to feel safe from predators
- Running and exercising
- Investigating and exploring their environment.
If you’re concerned about turkey welfare, then find out how you can help.