Last updated 28 September 2020

Turkeys are extremely affectionate birds, who form strong bonds with their families and flock mates. They are known to purr in a way similar to cats when they feel relaxed and have been observed being playful among their flock.

In the animal agriculture industry, turkeys are subject to horrific lives from breeding through to slaughter and each step in between. 

5 million turkeys are slaughtered in Australia each year, and although they can naturally live up to 10 years, they are slaughtered as early as 10 weeks for their flesh.