Pow! Owain Yeoman Slams Proposed Industrial-Size Dairy in Wales

Posted by on January 5, 2012 | Permalink

Owain Yeoman's PETA Ad

Owain’s PETA Ad

In Owain Yeoman’s opinion, it doesn’t take a mentalist to see that factory farming is a recipe for disaster. That’s why the Welsh-born star of the hit American television programme The Mentalist has just fired off a letter to Powys County Council urging councilmembers not to allow a new industrial-size dairy – a factory farm where 1,000 cows would be artificially impregnated, drugged and used as milk machines – to be built at Leighton near Welshpool. In the letter, Yeoman explains that densely crowded, unsanitary factory farms are breeding grounds for disease – and that they also contribute to environmental destruction.

“As a proud native of Wales, I was disturbed to learn from my friends at PETA that an application to build an industrial dairy-farm operation – where 1,000 cows would be subjected to physical torment – has been submitted”, writes Yeoman. “Allowing this operation to be built would lead to immense animal suffering and the defacement of our beautiful country.”

Thanks to compassionate PETA supporters, the action alert, which we ran on our website last year, generated more than 2,000 letters to Powys County Council. And, while they are no longer accepting objections, you can still help by ditching dairy and opting for many of the delicious alternatives available in your local supermarket instead.

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