Many turkeys farmed for meat are kept in crowded conditions without enough space to move around and exercise properly.
Low lighting reduces activity and prevents turkeys from performing many of their natural behaviours and can also lead to poor eye health.
What makes RSPCA Assured different?
The RSPCA welfare standards must be met for turkey to be labelled RSPCA Assured.
The standards encourage turkeys to be more active and perform their natural behaviours.
Turkeys must be provided with:
- plenty of space so they can move around freely
- brighter lighting and natural light, which also helps maintain eye health
- environmental enrichment, including straw