‘Pig Prisoners’ Protest Foston Factory Farm, ‘Guantanamo Bay for Pigs’

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Costumed “pigs” in orange jumpsuits – shackled and covered with black hoods – stood beneath a banner that reads, “Don’t Make Foston a Guantanamo Bay for Pigs”. They lead PETA members in a protest against Midland Pig Producers’ (MPP) plan to build a US-style factory farm in Foston. If approved, this industrial nightmare would imprison up to 25,000 pigs at a time, who would never see sunlight or breathe fresh air until they were loaded into lorries for transport to an abattoir at a rate of 1,000 animals a week.

PETA is calling on Derbyshire County Council to block MPP’s application, as approving it would signify a major step backwards for farmed-animal welfare in the UK. Not only would the factory farm mean a lifetime of suffering for animals, it would also represent a health risk to people, as intensive farming contributes to the spread of diseases, including swine flu.

“If the idea of sentencing complex, highly intelligent animals to a life of suffering in confinement doesn’t make you sick, the potential for the spread of swine flu might do it”, says PETA’s Mimi Bekhechi. “Midland’s pig prison has no place in Foston or anywhere else in Britain.”

Join PETA and compassionate people across the land in telling Derbyshire County Council that you object to the plan to build this farm!


  • joanne commented on April 4, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    This is a massive step backwards…not just for animal welfare but for British farming. It should be stooped.

  • Ffion Rees commented on April 4, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    I completely oppose to the plans to build a U.S. style factory farm in Foston as do thousand of other people I’m sure. I really hope you take this issue into serious consideration – we really don’t want this step back in animal welfare rights in Britain.


    Ffion Rees

  • joanne commented on April 4, 2012 at 2:04 pm


  • Caliendo Elena commented on April 4, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    I object to keeping pigs in prison!!!!

  • katie carlile commented on April 4, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Shame about the bitter cold today, hoping the weather is the blame for so little signatures and not pure ignorance towards animals.

  • richelmi commented on April 4, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Don’t abuse any animals right by making suffer , animals deserve the same respect that any human beings , they live, they feel, they are not here to make people torture them and make economic benefits !

  • nishanth rao commented on April 4, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    pigs have the every right to live.i am not pleased with this indifferent attitude towards animals…take a pledge to eradicate animal suffering.

  • Maxine Whitworth commented on April 4, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Unbelievable, How can we ever expect our world to improve and advance, when the human race is just expanding into more and more cruelty.

  • Brien Comerford commented on April 4, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Vegans, vegetarians and animal rights proponents are sane people in an insane world. The people who exploit, kill and eat animals are morally challenged. What type of person would still be eating animal flesh in the 21st century.

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