Turkey Time: The Benefits of Pasture-Raised Turkeys
Chicken Scratch is an ASPCA Blog feature that highlights interesting news about farm animals and farm animal welfare.
- With Thanksgiving only a few weeks away, many Americans are preparing to purchase turkeys. For those looking to support better welfare, this Huffington Post piece explores what’s involved in raising turkeys in a better way.
- Bigger isn’t better! Renowned Ph.D. of animal science Temple Grandin recently spoke about the need to reform several aspects of large-scale livestock farming—especially the industry’s focus on breeding. In this Daily Meal article, she explains: “When you over-select for single traits, you ruin animals.” We couldn’t agree more, particularly when it comes to chickens, who are bred to grow so big, so fast, that many can barely stand.
- Wait for it…this video of a chicken sneezing is so cute, and so strange, but we just can’t stop watching.