Their Christmas Wish

Posted on the 23rd October 2019

Think turkeys aren’t amazing? Take a look at these ones…

Turkeys are amazing animals. They each have their own personalities, quirky behaviours, friendship groups, and above all, none of them want to die. Sadly, every year in the UK, millions of turkeys face a terrifying death at the slaughterhouse. In 2018, DEFRA statistics show that 14,000,000 of these animals were killed – many for Christmas dinners.


Each of these individuals wanted and deserved to live free from harm.

Meet Dee Dee and Silver

Animal Aid’s new films highlight how turkeys are individuals who all deserve to live free from harm and suffering. Thanks to our friends at The Retreat Animal Rescue and Tower Hill Stables Animal Sanctuary, we were able to film these beautiful animals living their lives, happily knowing that they will never be treated as commodities or slaughtered for “food”.

You can meet turkeys like Silver who was rescued from the meat industry. And Dee Dee who is an astonishing 12 years old.

It has never been easier to have a cruelty-free Christmas, with every major supermarket now having huge plant-based festive ranges, and so many recipes available online! In fact, we’re here to help.

This year we are running Their Christmas Wish. Their Christmas Wish refers to the lucky turkeys who get to live out their lives free from harm in rescue centres. Their Christmas Wish aims to ensure as many people as possible have a cruelty-free Christmas dinner, to spare turkeys just like them from suffering and death. 

By signing up to support Their Christmas Wish, you will be emailed a FREE vegan Christmas recipe book as well as videos of festive recipes by our good friend Aaron Calder

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