Disclaimer: If you want to have a good Thanksgiving and not be that person who suggests something gross like Tofurky, stop reading here.
An undercover investigation into the supply chain that provides turkeys for Whole Foods revealed a filthy environment full of mutilation, disease and death.
According to the report, the barn was crowded, noxious and littered with feces up to half a foot deep in some areas.
After birth, the chicks’ beak tips are seared off to prevent them from pecking each other to death in crowded conditions.
- 240 million turkeys are killed each year.
- Turkeys are bred to grow unnaturally fast that their legs fail to support their weight.
- A concoction of chemicals are used throughout the farm to combat ammonia fumes, respiratory problems, bacteria and stress-induced appetite loss.
- “Humane” and “sustainably-raised“, just like “natural” have no true definition.
If these turkeys are “humanely-raised”, I can’t even image the alternative.
Read the full report here.
Watch the YouTube video: Where does the Whole Foods turkey really come from?