A vegan attack on a farm shop which saw graffiti urging customers to ‘Go Vegan’ daubed on its windows has seen its turkey sales soar this Christmas.
Greendale Farm Shop, Woodbury Salterton, Devon, was vandalised by protesters when it publicised its turkey service whereby customers could name a turkey and help raise it, helping to educate families about the farm-to-fork principle.
The group bombarded staff and customers with threatening messages, but farm shop spokesman Matthew Carter said changing their habits due to the pressure was ‘never on the table’.
He said: “It is not all bad though. We have doubled our turkey sales on the back of the threats. It attracted a lot of negative attention but we are proud of sticking to our principles.
“People have wanted to support us and the story has made some people realise we sell turkeys ready for Christmas.”