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·         Dozens occupy turkey barn in southern Alberta to protest animal living conditions

Dozens of protesters illegally stormed a southern Alberta Hutterite turkey farm Monday, demanding more transparency and alleging the animals are treated inhumanely.

 

·         60 People Protested Inhumane Conditions At A Turkey Farm In Alberta Yesterday (VIDEO)

They rescued five turkeys.

 

 

Dozens occupy turkey barn in southern Alberta to protest animal living conditions

Dozens of protesters illegally stormed a southern Alberta Hutterite turkey farm Monday, demanding more transparency and alleging the animals are treated inhumanely.

 

By Kaylen Small, Global News (Canada) 

September 2, 2019

 

Dozens of animal activists from Western Canada descended on a farm near Fort MacLeod, Alta., on Monday, to protest against what they allege is the inhumane treatment of animals.

 

About 30 people illegally planted themselves inside the Jumbo Valley Hutterite turkey farm and another 30 stood outside near the highway.

 

The protesters, who said they’re not with any particular group, explained they wanted to highlight the living conditions of the 30,000 turkeys. They said the barns are cramped and the animals have poor air quality.

 

“We’re out here to expose the injustices that happen to these animals behind closed doors. We want transparency in the way that our food is made. I believe that if people knew what goes on behind these doors, they wouldn’t want to consume these products,” said protester Ryan Park.

 

The owner of the farm refuted that argument. Mark Tschetter said the animals at his free-range turkey farm have plenty of space and are treated very well. He said he has nothing to hide, so he showed the protesters around.

 

    “It’s very, very humiliating,” he said.

 

“It’s our livelihood. Our boys get up early and come to do work here… We don’t butcher these turkeys. It’s on the food chain. It’s safe and we work with the turkey board, far as crowding goes and we do everything in a very humane way.”

 

Tschetter called it a terrible morning.

 

“We tried to deal with them in a very nice manner because it was very agitating,” he said. To see people come off the highway into your farm — I mean, I won’t do it and I don’t expect other people to do it. So what kind of people these are, it really is mindboggling.”

 

Both groups said they called RCMP to keep the peace...

 

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https://globalnews.ca/news/5846936/southern-alberta-protest-animal-conditions/

 

 

60 People Protested Inhumane Conditions At A Turkey Farm In Alberta Yesterday (VIDEO)

They rescued five turkeys.

 

Rizwana Shaikh, Narcity

September 03, 2019

 

Dozens of Albertans came out on Labour day yesterday for a turkey farm protest near Fort Macleod, Alberta. The protestors called the conditions at the farm inhumane with four thousand birds cramped together. Roughly 60 people turned out for the protest, with half of them illegally planted inside the Jumbo Valley Hutterite turkey farm and the rest outside on the highway with signs.

 

The protestors were not with any group in particular and spent the early part of the day at the farm to free the turkeys. They rescued five turkeys from the farm that were given to them by the farmer and they will be taken to a sanctuary.

 

"Around 4,000 individual birds are kept here in barns for 14 weeks, which due to extreme crowding means very poor air quality, pest infestations so severe entire barns are occasionally fumigated," said activist Trev Miller, in an emailed statement to CTV News.

 

The manager of Jumbo Valley Colony, the operation's owner, told CBC News that the farm is fully regulated and they follow all animal welfare and food safety standards in the country.

 

Tom Tschetter told CBC the activists could do more harm by transferring disease from one environment to another walking into the barn...

 

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https://www.narcity.com/news/ca/ab/turkey-farm-protest-in-alberta-saw-more-than-60-activists