Lilydale: It's Not Just Turkey, It's Torture
A Meat and Dairy Industries Article from


Mercy for Animals (MFA)
October 2016

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New undercover footage obtained by Mercy For Animals provides a shocking look behind the scenes at a Lilydale slaughterhouse in Canada. The disturbing hidden-camera footage shows turkeys painfully shackled upside down, shocked with electricity, cut open, and even scalded in vats of hot water - all while still alive and able to feel pain.

Some of what the investigation showed:

  • Workers rip turkeys out of transport crates and violently shackle them upside down on the slaughter line.
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  • Severely sick and injured turkeys are slaughtered along with other birds intended for human consumption.
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  • Frightened birds are dragged through electrified water, painfully shocked but still conscious and able to feel pain.
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  • Birds have their throats cut open and their heads ripped off and are even scalded alive in hot water tanks.
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