As we celebrate the festive season, it's essential to remember that not everyone experiences a merry Christmas. Despite a notable decline in overall turkey consumption, a staggering 10 million turkeys are still slaughtered in the UK annually, with the majority meeting their fate in the lead up to Christmas
Opting for ham or salmon might seem like an alternative, but the sad truth is that intensive farming practices impact turkeys, pigs and salmon alike. These creatures endure lives marred by disease and lice, in cramped and unsanitary conditions.
Over the years, Viva!'s undercover investigations have exposed the endless horrors these animals endure on UK farms. This eye-opening leaflet delves into the often-overlooked stories of the forgotten victims of Christmas – the animals whose short lives are defined by suffering for the sake of one meal.
Viva!’s fight is a fight for life – for animals and ourselves. Through effective campaigning, we take the brutal reality of intensive farming to the people who can effect the most change: consumers. Our wide-ranging campaigns promote veganism as the best way to save animals from suffering, protect the environment, improve health and help those in developing countries.
We have cleared most shelves of so-called ‘exotic meats’; our campaign against factory farming of pigs, turkeys and ducks aw deaths dive; we are closer than ever to afoie-grasfree Britain and meat and dairy consumption are down in the UK thanks to Viva! and you. Viva! is a registered charity (1037486).