VICTORY! Horrific Staffordshire Rabbit Farm Rejected

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This decision will prevent thousands of rabbits from being kept in cramped factory-farm cages and then killed for their flesh and skin.


Stafford Borough Council has just thrown out a planning application or a cruel intensive rabbit farm to be built in Gnosall, after more than 17,000 compassionate PETA supporters (including local celebrity Fran Healy) signed a petition against the plans. This is great news for animals and for the power of compassionate people!

The council also reported receiving a record number of objections. People in Staffordshire have made it very clear that they don’t want to see cruel rabbit farms established in their area.

The farm would have confined gentle, sociable rabbits to restrictive cages – where they would have been unable to stretch out, rear up on their hind legs, gnaw, hop, dig, or carry out any other natural behaviour essential to their well-being – before sending them to be killed.

And even though farming animals for their fur is illegal in the UK, a substantial part of this farm’s profits would have come from selling the rabbits’ skins, potentially paving the way for fur farming to sneak in through the back door.

Thank you to everyone who spoke out and helped make sure this appalling farm will not be built!

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  • Barb Rosa commented on October 28, 2016 at 11:41 am

    against ‘all’ abuse & cruelty, show respect

    • Cath commented on November 4, 2016 at 4:56 pm

      To be a good person is to protect those who cannot speak up–the animals!

  • saavan commented on October 29, 2016 at 12:18 am

    Wrong on so many levels

  • George Powell commented on November 2, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    Animals both Small and Large thank Peta and the petitioners. 🙂

    • Carleton Jones commented on November 4, 2016 at 5:02 pm

      Especially the small. I have a very oft spot in my heart for rabbits. They way they are treated is worthy of death camp.

  • Puspa Widegren commented on November 3, 2016 at 9:03 am

    I’m 100% against all animal abuse and animal neglect.

  • Elle Agomorph commented on November 3, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    Wasn’t really all PETA’s doing though, was it. You could at least have the decency to thank the local campaigners who worked tirelessly against it (like CIWF did).

    • Ruby commented on November 3, 2016 at 2:43 pm

      It’s great that so many people from different groups and organisations as well as local residents came together to oppose this farm – we’re sure that every voice made a difference.

  • DEBRA TUFFS commented on November 4, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    I am so happy. Animals need more decisions like this to ensure their welfare.

  • Jayne Fawcett commented on November 5, 2016 at 5:58 am

    This is wonderful news! Thankyou!! For everything you do to help animals everywhere..☺Jayne Fawcett

  • Cindy Cox commented on November 13, 2016 at 3:57 am

    Stop abusing the animals

  • Claire Thomas commented on November 20, 2016 at 10:48 am

    Hi #petauk ,we are on holiday in Thailand ,the amount of stray dogs here is unbelievable ,there’s one dog in particular who is by our hotel ,we’ve been feeding & watering her and contacted The Soi Dog Foundation who have clipped her nails which were so long and development fleas her ,but they have no room to take her in .& the other dog trust has about 4 weeks left before they run out of money ,can you help in any way please ? She’s such a beautiful dog ,thanks so much ,Claire .

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