Michael Mansfield QC Passes Judgement on Pig ‘Prison’

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Read Michael Mansfield QC’s letter in full here.

Prominent barrister Michael Mansfield QC – who has defended scores of accused in prominent and controversial court cases – has fired off an urgent letter to Derbyshire County Council after learning from PETA that Midland Pig Producers has submitted an application to build an enormous factory farm in Foston, Derbyshire. Mansfield, a vegetarian, objects on the grounds that the pigs on this proposed farm would spend their entire lives imprisoned indoors, denied everything that is natural and important to them.

“I have made my career seeking justice for those who have been denied their rights”, writes Mansfield. “To allow the Foston pig farm to go forward would mean a life sentence of hellish confinement for tens of thousands of animals – a glaring and ugly injustice.”

According to the plans for the massive factory farm, approximately 25,000 pigs would be imprisoned in the facility at a time, and 1,000 pigs would be transported to slaughter each week. Most of the animals would never see sunlight or breathe fresh air until they were loaded into lorries for transport to an abattoir. The building of this type of factory farm would signify another major step backwards for farmed-animal welfare in the UK. Don’t let this happen in our backyard, contact Derbyshire County Council and urge them to reject the plans!


  • jasmin commented on August 4, 2011 at 7:53 am

    hi my name is jasmin chavez i was seeing the khloe kardashian show and saw that she took pictures for i rather go naked then wearing far and get got me interested in it i was going to go on youtube and see more of what they are doing i started crying becaues of what i saw and im only 12 years old im going to be 13 on 12 27 well ya i think this is soo wrongg :'( well any more questions my facebook email is jasminlovesmauricio@yahoo.com or m`f tiny thank you for your time

  • Brien Comerford commented on August 11, 2011 at 12:26 am

    Pigs are smarter than the people who eat them !

  • Renata commented on August 17, 2011 at 10:38 am

    This is very good idea!!!

  • Marge scott commented on August 19, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Great news, someone they will listen to…

  • dee donworth commented on August 31, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    these so called farms remind me of auschwich( apologies if spelt wrong ) thousands of animals packed into trucks so tightly, many die anyway on the journey. the end result is the same. kept in squalor then slaughtered. every school child should taken to see a slaughter house rather a “pretty farm “

  • Animal freer commented on August 31, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    “Dogs look up to you; cats look down on you; but PIGS treat you as equal !”

    Winston Churchill

  • Fi commented on September 11, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    This will be a tragedy for the pigs if it is allowed to go ahead. GO VEGAN FOR LIFE.

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