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Where and How to Buy a Sustainable, Ethical Turkey

Posted by Julia Smith on

Buying a turkey can be a tricky business if you care about animal welfare. There are a number of animal welfare certifying bodies out there now which seems like a good way to monitor that sort of thing but you really can't make assumptions about these standards. For example, farms certified through "Global Animal Partnership" can still employ practices such as beak and toe trimming (a common practice used to prevent the birds from injuring each other when kept in close quarters). Big companies know that consumers care about sustainability and animal welfare. We see it used in advertising everywhere these days.

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