Popular turkey auction cancelled after campaign from vegan group
A COMMUNITY farm in Bristol has abandoned its annual turkey auction after complaints from vegans.
St Werburgh’s City Farm dropped the popular event at the last minute due to a number of angry emails.
The auction was set to take place this weekend during the organisation’s Winter Fare.
But organisers told the BBC: “We are aware that raising animals for meat is an emotive issue, and having listened to the views of a small section of our community, we have decided not to hold our annual turkey auction.
“However, the aims and objectives of the farm will remain unchanged and our turkeys will still be sold for Christmas.”
The news has been met with a mixed response from the Bristol Vegan group which campaigned against the auction.
Member Laurie Lou said: “We haven’t won anything yet as these turkeys are still destined for the same ends as before.”
One person wrote on the group’s Facebook page: “Buying them was not appropriate but teaching our kids that a life is not a prize should be worth more to the farm.”