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RSPCA welfare standards for turkeys

RSPCA welfare standards for turkeys cover © RSPCA Farm Animals Department

Our detailed RSPCA welfare standards have been developed to represent good practice in the care and welfare of commercially-farmed turkeys at all stages of their lives.

RSPCA welfare standards for turkeys (PDF 5.53MB)

Next planned revision of the standards

There are currently no plans to publish a revised version of the standards.

RSPCA turkey standards technical advisory group

Members of the advisory group are selected on the basis of the specific expertise they bring to the group in different areas of turkey care. Members include:

  • Mia Fernyhough (RSPCA turkey specialist)
  • Sian Phillips (RSPCA turkey specialist)
  • Heleen van de Weerd (Chair)
  • Victoria Hurst (Bernard Matthews)
  • Doug Ramsey (Faccenda)
  • Stephen Edge (ADAS UK Ltd)
  • Richard Jennison (Poultry Health Service)
  • Stuart Beaumont (Kelly’s Turkeys)
  • Joe Bailey (RSPCA Assured)
  • A representative of RSPCA field staff (Farm Livestock Officers) who monitor RSPCA Assured scheme members

For information on the group's discussions download:

Find out more about the consultation process for the development of the RSPCA welfare standards for farm animals.

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