Bear Witness Turkey Vigil

Mon, November 23, 2020 at 11:00 PM

to Tue, November 24, 2020 at 2:00 AM AEDT
South Sydney, South Sydney, NSW, Australia (map)
  • Animals
Tags: Activism
Event Description
Event hosted by Sydney Animal Save, Animal Save Australia and 2 others. This is a free event.

🐔 Animal Liberation, Sydney Animal Save, and Wollongong Animal Save will be hosting a vigil on Monday, 20th July at a Sydney based turkey slaughterhouse.

Please note we have a limit of 19 people for this event.
Only click "attending" if you are coming.

We ask for you to come and bear witness to the individuals whose lives will be prematurely taken. We bear witness to show our respects to them and remember them and all of the other victims who have entered the slaughterhouse and will enter the slaughterhouse.

As part of the Worldwide Save Movement Network, we will be adhering to the principles of peace and respect for all living beings, and truth in our advocacy.

Further details can be found in the Memorandum of Understanding ( and the Save Movement Code of Conduct (

This facility has approximately 8 trucks arriving 4 nights a week. A truck can carry anywhere from 500 - 800 Turkeys depending on their age/size. That's an approximate slaughter rate of 16,000 turkeys per week.

This facility was also investigated by Animal Lib in 2013 which resulted in 5 workers being stood down for "ill treatment" of Turkeys.

Turkeys are inquisitive creatures and a wide range of feelings - joy, fear, love, loyalty, pain.

Australia produces about 5 million turkeys each year and sales are at their highest in December. It is estimated 75% of turkeys farmed in Australia are slaughtered for Christmas day meals. This number is growing.

Grown in filthy, windowless sheds, they are crammed in approximately 14,000 others, and will never see the light of day. They are unable to display normal behaviours such as spreading their wings, perching and dust bathing. Electric wire runs along the feeders to prevent turkeys from perching on them.

The stress caused by these farming conditions leads to neurotic behaviours such as feather pecking and cannibalism. This is managed by "debeaking" using a hot blade to burn off the sharp tips of their beaks.

Turkeys have been selectively bred and genetically modified to favour rapid growth. This has led to severe developmental issues such as skeletal

They are slaughtered at just 10-12 weeks old. A drastically shortened life as they can live for 10+ years.

Source: Aussie Farms, Animal Liberation

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