One of Britain's luckiest turkeys is heading for a Christmas dinner but will not be the main course.
Lofty will be the guest of honour at the dinner
Lofty the turkey was on his way to an abattoir with other birds in the back of a lorry when he managed to jump off.
He ended up at an animal sanctuary in Swanley, Kent, and will be at a Christmas dinner given by vegans.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), which is against factory-farmed turkeys, said he would be the guest of honour at the table.
Retreat Animal Rescue spokeswoman Anita Sing said: "Christmas should be a time of compassion for animals, including turkeys."
Wednesday's festive dinner, served by PETA and the staff at the animal rescue centre, will have soya-based products with all the trimmings.