SIR - Animal Aid investigations have revealed horrific suffering on British turkey farms, including those considered ‘free-range’. Our investigators witnessed shocking things: turkeys with untreated wounds, sick birds left to suffer, and dead and dying turkeys littering the floors of barns whilst other turkeys were forced to live amongst them.

There is simply no need for animals to suffer and die so we can eat them. Enjoy a plant-based festive feast instead, with vegan options now widely available in supermarkets and shops, including independent retailers. And many plant-based dishes are cheaper than ‘meaty’ versions.

Animal Aid is here to help; you can get a free copy of our Have a Very Vegan Christmas booklet, containing all the information you need to have a cruelty-free celebration, including recipes, shopping tips, gift ideas, at

This festive season, spare a thought for animals and have a vegan Christmas!

Tod Bradbury, Campaign Manager, Animal Aid, Tonbridge, Kent