Target: Mike Coupe, CEO of Sainsbury’s
Goal: Drop farm with alleged history of animal cruelty from turkey supply chain.
This year’s Christmas dinners in Britain are allegedly coming at the expense of countless turkeys suffering inhumane, barbaric deaths. A three-month-long investigation by an animal advocacy group yielded some horrific accusations against one of the country’s most expansive turkey producers, Gravel Farms.
In deeply disturbing footage, a worker can reportedly be seen snapping two distressed turkeys’ necks with a pair of pliers. This outrageous action could represent just a small sampling of the cruelty these vulnerable birds may endure at the farm.
The use of such “neck crushing devices” is strongly discouraged by the RSPCA and the Humane Slaughter Association. Even turkeys that did not suffer this indignity still seemingly received horrid treatment, according to the investigation.
Many birds apparently died from untreated injuries and wounds. While the country’s most prominent food standards agency has dropped Gravel Farms from its supply chain, the large supermarket chain that sustains much of this farm’s business has not taken similar steps.
Sign this petition to demand the Sainsbury’s supermarket chain stop enabling and paying for allegedly widespread animal cruelty.
Dear Mr. Coupe,
The recent footage unearthed from Gravel Farms depicting seemingly grotesque animal cruelty should be a moment of awakening. Have you witnessed the horrific conditions and treatment the turkeys that this farm supplies to you reportedly endure? If you by some chance have not, let’s elaborate.
At least two distressed, innocent living beings allegedly had their necks brutally broken by a worker with crushing pliers. Several more birds reportedly lived for days and weeks with open, increasingly severe wounds to which many eventually succumbed. Is this inhumanity the welfare and hygiene standard that your respected organization desires to present to the public?
If not, make the right decision and act against this alleged cruelty. Don’t support such barbaric atrocities with your money or your silence.
[Your Name Here.]
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