Demand Justice for Turkeys Allegedly Cut Open and Boiled Alive

800px-An_injured_turkey via Mercy for Animals

Target: Lawrence MacAulay, Canadian Minister of Agriculture

Goal: Improve animal welfare laws to eradicate the torture of animals during slaughter.

Turkeys were allegedly abused, tortured, and scalded alive by workers in a Lilydale factory farm in Abbotsford, British Colombia. Video taken by rights group Mercy for Animals appears to show animals being violently shackled upside down on a conveyor line before having their heads dipped into an electrified water bath. The animals are dipped into scalding water and have their throats cut open and heads ripped off, some while being completely conscious.

While the electric shock process is meant to knock out the animals, it sometimes only causes them extreme pain. The conveyor belt then runs the animals over a “kill blade,” which is meant to slice their throats. Some animals are left mangled but alive after this procedure. Finally, the turkeys are thrown into vats of scalding water to de-feather them. The animals unlucky enough to be alive when dumped in experience excruciating pain before dying.

These animals die a shocking death, yet their lives are not much better. Many are kept in tiny, feces-filled cages for much of their lives and will not see the sun or breathe fresh air. They suffer from myriad health conditions, including infections, respiratory disorders, and open wounds. The welfare organization also made claims that sick and injured turkeys are put on the slaughter line and sold to unsuspecting customers.

Unfortunately, these shocking practices are commonplace throughout the poultry industry. In order to stop this injustice, animal protection regulations must be strengthened and oversight must be improved. Sign the petition below to demand that Canada improve animal welfare laws to ensure as much suffering as possible is eradicated from the slaughter process.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. MacAulay,

Rights group Mercy for Animals recently released footage, allegedly taken at a Lilydale turkey farm in British Colombia, showing turkeys being tortured before slaughter. They are first violently shackled on a conveyor line by their feet before having their heads dipped in electrified water. Some still conscious, the turkeys are then dragged over a kill blade, which is designed to slit their throats but sometimes only mangles them. They are then dropped into a vat of boiling water, some still conscious and alive.

This shocking abuse is common throughout the poultry industry. In order to save millions of animals each year from this torture, animal welfare laws must be improved. We, the undersigned, ask that you work to eliminate the widespread abuse in Canadian factory farms.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Mercy for Animals

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27 Comments

  1. From this Lilydale factory farm in Abbotsford, British Columbia:
    Chef: mass murderer
    Worker: mass murderer
    All the silence: mass murderer
    All of which accept these conditions: mass murderer
    Is the turkey in the white house also from the Lilydale factory farm in Abbotsford, British Columbia ?????

    Shame on the ALL

  2. END THE KILLINGS ON THE GREAT TURKEYS NOW YOU FOOLS . SHUT THIS PLACE DOWN FOR GOOD NOW.

  3. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    shame on u people!

  4. In relation to upsetting widespread abuse in Canadian factory farms, the need for increased enforcement, transparency and monitoring is CLEARLY NEEDED. The installation of cameras in relation to monitoring and enforcement, employees not applying even the minimum requirements of the law in so many cases and access to camera footage that goes further than “owner only”…to internet and/or ministry. Violations handled stringently, it well know that up until now, violations frequently OVERLOOKED, few indictments filed…

  5. Sandra Zaninovich says:

    I just have to say that I’ve been a premium member here for a long time now, and every time we’re asked to vote on which petitions out of a choice of 3 should be promoted the most, I always have to laugh because each time the ones for animals, like this one, always win over the human ones, which is the way I vote too! But I just have to laugh seeing “save starving children” or “justice for cat skinned alive” and the cat one gets 90% of the votes. I love it! Animals are by far the most helpless, innocent and defenseless among us, and deserve the protection far more than humans, most of which are just plain awful or even evil, at least in my experience of many years on this earth. So thank you my fellow premium members for voting for the animals always!

    • I agree… even when it’s children all I can think of is someday they’ll be some nasty adult abusing animals so let’s take care of the animals. (-:

      • …The abuse in these factory farms, Canada and elsewhere, is sickening…brutal, arrogant; addressing this may help children form a more intelligent, respectful “world view”, something that has the power to spread, in many ways. …It’s a start.

      • Yup! Ditto.

  6. I wonder how many people who hate cats for killing birds to survive, have no problem eating chicken and turkey even when they are treated like this.

  7. What in God’s name are you people doing? This is appalling.

    Signed, a disgusted vegan

  8. Anne-Mari Gavin says:

    Show RESPECT towards GOD and ALL HIS creatures and creations!!!
    Luke 6:31 ~ Do to others as you would have them do to you.
    God created all the animals (Psalm 104). All animals belong to God (Psalm 50:10). God cares for the animals. “Jesus said: ‘are not the five sparrows sold for two copper coins and not one of them is forgotten before God.
    Psa 34:16 The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
    Ecc_3:19 ~ For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no pre-eminence (authority) above a beast: for all is vanity (arrogance).

    Proverbs 12.10 – A righteous man has regard for the life of his animals.

  9. Elizabeth Sargeant says:

    This is totally, utterly and downright unacceptable!
    It’s high time that someone was held responsible for these cruel acts of abuse to animals. Stop turning a blind eye to the so called ‘humans’ who commit these atrocities and start thinking about animal welfare instead….

  10. How can anyone sit down to a turkey dinner? Or a chicken, cow, sheep, deer, rabshoutbit or anything else? Do you notice that all these creatures are grass eaters, slaughtered for the delight of the blood lovers? The horrors of the slaughter house ought to be made common knowledge but we must not upset the flesh fanatics. Demand the tightest of humane slaughter rules( isn’t it a horrid word?) and cctv in all these establishments. Get out there and shout it out!

    • Actually, even these and many other birds are omnivorous and eat insects as well as plants. But that’s not the point. Gorillas and elephants, for instance – animals who are HUGE and STRONG – are strictly plant-eaters, and THEY don’t suffer from trumped-up, B.S. “protein deficiency,” either. The human race would BENEFIT from being plant-based eaters, and their sensitivity would increase from a “humane diet” at the same time!

    • Great comments rose brooks!

      Well said!

      If people are treating animals with dignity and respect then,they shouldn’t be worried about CCTV,it should be illegal NOT to have it,and large fines if it’s not installed!

    • Great comments rose brooks!

      Well said!

      If people are treating animals with dignity and respect then,they shouldn’t be worried about being watched,it should be illegal NOT to have it,and large fines if it’s not installed!

    • And I love how you say “demand the tightest of humane slaughter rules – isn’t it a horrid phrase”. Yes, IT IS …but, sigh, necessary… And cctv in all these establishments – film footage going further than “owner only”!!

  11. Of COURSE it’s “common” practice — the government just REFUSED, AGAIN, to update/upgrade the Animal Cruelty & Welfare laws across Canada, those bastards!!! Been this way forever! DOWN WITH THE CDN GOVERNMENT!!!! A revolution is needed! And the public needs to SIMPLY STOP EATING ANIMALS, PERIOD, and quit buying into the lie that you’ll suffer or die if you do!

  12. SHAME ON HUMANS!!! HOW CAN YOU LIVE WITH YOUR UGLY SELVES KNOWING THE PAIN & SUFFERING YOU PROMOTE WITH THESE EVIL ACTS UPON HELPLESS ANIMALS??

  13. MY HEART NEARLY BREAKS WHEN EVER I READ SUCH EVIL VILE SICKENING THINGS THAT A SO CALLED HUMAN BEING CAN DO TO A HELPLESS ANIMAL,EVEN NOW I AN TYPING THIS THROUGH TEARS, I SO WISH I COULD JUST GET THESE EVIL BITS OF CRAP AND DO THE SAME TO THEM, HOW DO PEOPLE EVEN THINK OF DOING SUCH THINGS, PLEASE PLEASE MAKE THESE EVIL BASTARDS PAY AND PAY DEARLY.

  14. Stop the terrible atrocities to the turkeys, NOW!!!

  15. ALL THESE BIG ANIMAL CONCENTRATION TORTURE CAMPS WILL ALL BURN IN HELL FOR WHAT THEY ARE DOING TO BEAUTIFUL, INNOCENT, DEFENCELESS ANIMALS…. HURRY UP & FUCKING DIE YOU EVIL FILTHY TRASH!!!!!
    R,I.P ALL ANIMALS XXXXXXXXX

  16. BEAT THESE LAST INFANTILE AND GREED SCUM TILL THEY DO NOT KNOW THEIR NAMES. ALL OF THESE INHUMANE MONSTERS  ARE ONLY SENSELESS FOR ALL OTHER TERRESTRIALS – RECYCLE THEM  TO ALLIGATORS – THE SINGLE MEANING OF THESE RABBLE!

    Stop & pursue this criminal rabble and this deformity  –  instantly!

    Not humane than barbaric, really stupid and worthless criminal and ignorant ASSHOLES, which should be banned on an island for their whole lives! Or not?

  17. Alexandre Engelen says:

    And already it starts … EU signed a treaty with Canada!

  18. STEPHANIE TAUB says:

    I am a Canadian citizen with dual American citizenship and am embarrassed for my birth nation . I have read many articles on the atrocities so many animals in Canada suffer, and used to be proud of my country of birth – but no longer – … When did Canada start producing such monsters??????

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