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What are the RSPCA Approved Farming Scheme standards for turkeys?

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Last updated: 11 Mar, 2015
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The RSPCA Approved Farming Scheme launched standards for turkeys in September 2010 and RSPCA Approved turkey is now available. Check Shop Humane to find your nearest store.

Welfare issues in the turkey industry are largely related to the very rapid growth of these birds. The birds may suffer from leg disorders, lameness, and fatal heart conditions. High stocking density in conventional systems aggrevate these problems. More information can be found here.

Consumers are encouraged to contact the makers of their favourite turkey products and ask them about standards of care for their birds. Look for the RSPCA "Paw of approval" on turkey products or, alternatively, consumers can look for turkey products from accredited free-range producers (check the accreditation website to view the relevant standards, e.g. FREPA).

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