Victory! Foston ‘Pig Prison’ Application Withdrawn After 35,000 of You Take Action

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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Now, in the face of such strong opposition, Midland Pig Producers have withdrawn their application – a victory for pigs, who are sensitive, interesting animals whose intelligence is on a par with that of dogs and chimpanzees.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 confinement.

Thank you for helping to make sure this appalling facility never gets built!

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  • Judith commented on March 29, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    Wonderful news! Save all creatures great & small.

  • Donna commented on April 3, 2015 at 9:52 am

    every victory regardless is one step closer for many animals to live there lives I pease

  • DEBORAH COX commented on April 3, 2015 at 9:44 pm


  • viv morgan commented on April 15, 2015 at 7:53 am

    Thank heavens – for the animals and the environment

  • Martin Rudland commented on April 15, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    Can PETA also educate people of recent research re animals. eg in the New Scientist, about 3 weeks ago, a short report that Dogs have left brain/right brain response just as we do. In the same week it was reported on radio that dogs can have a shy personality, in fact it’s part of the extrovert/introvert spectrum which they also have, as well as 2 other spectrums uncovered. More research is ongoing.
    It led me to observe dogs & cats more closely, and be even more appreciative of them.

  • rita uljee commented on April 15, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    every small victory is good news .we still have a long way to go but let`s go on.

  • Val nunn commented on April 15, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    So pleased for all concerned. Thanks to all who voted but PLEASE don’t stop. You can be sure these evil money hungry firms with no consideration for life will keep trying via the back door.

  • Di Donnelly commented on April 15, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    Sad that most people felt they didn’t want the Mega Pig Farm just because of the “smell” issue, It is distressing that in general, people fail to acknowledge the mega scale animal cruelty and the mega lagoons of waste that leach into land and rivers causing algae bloom deoxygenation etc etc etc…..The repercussions are endless, Mega in fact, just like the stinking farms. We don’t want mega Pig farms and we don’t want Mega dairies either. MPP wont give up, business is conducted in the boardrooms and Houses of P’s bars and restaurants we must not rest easy.

  • JOHN MANION commented on April 15, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    Finally, a victory! One step to getting these animals free, the way it was meant to be.

  • Sheila Merry commented on April 16, 2015 at 10:41 am

    wow 35.000 thank you’s! you are wonderful!!!
    if enough people care enough to sign a petition WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!!!

  • Debra Tuffs commented on April 16, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    Thank you to PETA and other charities for your tireless efforts fighting to address and halt the plight of animals around the world. I and others appreciate it so much.

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