Six turkeys were stolen from a farm in the UK during the early hours of Saturday morning (December 7th).
It is estimated that the turkeys, which have been on Broadclyst Community Farm in Devon since May, are worth £500 (approximately €590).
John Smye told BBC News that the birds are between 15-20kgs each. “There’s no way they were taken alive.”
In a post on social media on December 7th, the farm, said: “Unfortunately, we’ve had all of our turkeys stolen overnight.”
“We are gutted as a lot of care goes into looking after the birds. It’s that time of year when turkeys are killed but there are laws in place to ensure welfare at the time of killing.”
“These weren’t observed, and the turkey pens door was smashed off its hinges."
“We are reporting this to the police, and we know this happened around 4am. The thieves took the birds across the field to the lay-by near the leisure centre car park.”
“We are checking CCTV. If you heard or saw anything, please let us know. You may be offered turkey, or you might notice someone getting rid of a lot of feathers.”
“Any small detail might add up to something so please share. And if you have livestock, please be vigilant.” the social media post concluded.
Image source: Broadclyst Community Farm \ Facebook