SOURCE ET PLUS
UN GROS ELEVAGE DE COCHONS 25 000 BETES A ETE BLOQUE
GRACE A NOS SIGNATURES 35 000 ET PETA QUI A MENE LE COMBAT
Good news for pigs, bad news for people who seek to abuse them –
we’ve just got word that plans to build a monstrous new factory farm in
Foston, Derbyshire have been shelved!
The facility proposed by Midland Pig Producers (MPP) would have
imprisoned up to 25,000 intelligent animals at a time in filthy, crowded
sheds, and sent around 1,000 pigs a week to slaughter. The application,
which has been hanging over the area for years, threatened to usher in a
new era of US-style intensive farming even worse than the existing
factory farms in this country.
Over 35,000 compassionate PETA supporters voiced objections to the
proposal by contacting Derbyshire County Council – and your voices made a
difference. The proposal had already been rejected by the Environment Agency last month over fears about offensive odours and other negative environmental impacts.
Now, in the face of such strong opposition, Midland Pig Producers
have withdrawn their application – a victory for pigs, who are
sensitive, interesting animals whose intelligence is on a par with that
of dogs and chimpanzees. On factory farms, they have no opportunity to
fulfil their natural instincts and often go insane from constant