A CNN reporter tried to report a story in a field full of turkeys—and it resulted in pure comedy gold.
In a video clip posted to Twitter, CNN’s Anna Stewart visited Kelly Bronze farm in Danbury, Essex, to cover the issues surrounding the global supply chain disruptions and the labour shortages in the UK that could halt Christmas turkey deliveries.
But while Stewart was conducting her news coverage, the turkeys also wanted to make their television appearance a grand one.
As soon as Stewart uttered the words “A shortage of poultry workers,” she immediately giggled as one of the turkeys seemingly pecked the side of her leg, causing the other turkeys to react with yelps.
“Turns out what turkeys REALLY like is a good laugh, at my expense. Sound up…No shortage of outtakes today at @KellyBronze Farm,” Stewart wrote in her Twitter caption.
Turns out what turkeys REALLY like is a good laugh, at my expense. Sound up…
No shortage of outtakes today at… https://t.co/GaXGWGIzoO
In September, Turkey farmer Paul Kelly of KellyBronze Turkeys spoke to Sky News to further discuss the issue. He cited the shortage of carbon dioxide (CO2), the decreased number of poultry workers to pluck the turkeys and further discussed the topic as HGV drivers transport the turkeys to markets.
'If we do not get the labour and CO2 situation sorted out, you really will have to cancel Christmas - in terms of e… https://t.co/Xgj8eb9Xmn
According to industry leaders, CO2 is utilised in the humane slaughter of livestock and used to prolong the shelf-life of products. However, experts in aminal farming believe that this crisis would afford an opportunity to incorporate more humane slaughter methods of animals.