More Than 25,000 Supporters Speak Out Against Foston Pig Farm

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We’ve just dispatched an open letter to the UK Planning Inspectorate, signed by thousands of PETA supporters, urging it to reject an application for a monstrous pig factory farm to be built in Foston, Derbyshire.UK pig farm

Here are a few key facts about this proposed intensive farm:

  • If built, it would send approximately 1,000 sensitive, intelligent pigs a week to be slaughtered for their flesh.
  • It would generate 45,000 tonnes of toxic pig slurry a year.
  • Pigs raised for meat may be as young as 15 weeks old when they’re sent to the abattoir.
  • Pigs on farms such as this one are frequently mutilated by having their teeth ground down and tails cut off without painkillers.
  • The Environment Agency rejected the original application because it would result in “offence to human senses”.

As you might expect, many local people are dismayed by the thought of having this smelly, dirty and unethical facility spring up in their community. And caring people all over the country – and the world – are sickened by the thought of how hundreds of thousands of pigs would likely suffer in miserable conditions if the farm is built.

More than 25,000 compassionate people added their names to our letter – that’s a signature for every one of the 25,000 pigs who would be imprisoned on the farm.

Although the original application was refused planning permission, the applicant, Midland Pig Producers, has now appealed to the central Planning Inspectorate, which has the final say over whether the farm can be built. We’ve raised our voices loud to try to make sure that officials make the right decision for animals! As soon as we learn the final verdict, we’ll let you know.

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  • Debra Moody commented on October 5, 2015 at 11:05 am

    This is a disgusting, cruel practice. I pray it is abolished in my lifetime.

  • Veronika Gligorovics commented on October 5, 2015 at 11:10 am

    I fel sorry fore this animal and hope fore a better ending fore them

  • Abbi Fortune commented on October 5, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    End the horrific torture.

  • Amit commented on October 5, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    do not get this start..This is cruelty…

  • Deborah Wernham commented on October 5, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    Really don’t know how these arseholes sleep at night. Are they really that moronic that they don’t think these animals feel pain and fear or are they so sub human that they don’t care. Wish someone would do something about this cause humanity is sinking lower an lower. Wish the MP’s would get their heads out of their arses and act NOW !!!

  • Gillian Cooper commented on October 5, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    Pigs are more intelligent than dogs, if we have to eat meat at least let them live a free life first … Disgusting

  • Jane Frost commented on October 5, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    These animals deserve the right to be respected and be kept in much better conditions. Animals have feeling and emotions the same as humans.

  • Margaret Boyle commented on October 5, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    I see abuse… Stop!!

  • Andy commented on October 5, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    It’s the wrong way to go.

  • Sujata commented on October 6, 2015 at 5:56 am

    Please stop cruelty to animals and don’t encourage farm like these where they are treated in a inhuman way. Pigs are not a commodity to be tirtured and ill treated. They are intelligent animals. Please do not breed animals for food. They are just like us annd must be treated well and looked after. Please do not do this to animals. Please reject the huge pig factory to be built in Foston. Animals deserve better and ther are God’s child as much as us. Have a heart.

  • Donna Evans commented on October 6, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    Please ensure this stops

  • Joanne commented on November 3, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    This is absolutely disgusting and so heart breaking, nosiness deserves to face this kind of abuse and lead a life of misery!

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