Victory: Intensive Chicken Factory Plans Blocked by Cornwall Council!

Posted by on October 3, 2012 | Permalink

Having received more than 1,200 of your objections, Cornwall Council has refused to give permission for a proposed intensive broiler chicken farm to be built in Callington, which would have condemned tens of thousands of birds to a life of misery and suffering.

Every day in the UK, 2.5 million chickens are cruelly slaughtered for meat – that’s 30 deaths every second.

Most chickens killed for meat never see the light of day. Their six-week life is spent inside a foul-smelling windowless shed with 30,000 to 40,000 other chickens, each with only a space the size of an A4 sheet of paper. They never feel sunlight on their backs or breathe fresh air – until they’re crammed into a lorry and hauled off to the abattoir. By the time they are slaughtered, most of them are crippled, their young bones unable to support their distorted bodyweight.

PETA warned Cornwall Council’s planning department that, in addition to being a living nightmare for animals, factory farms have a severely detrimental effect on the environment, both locally and nationally. It is now universally recognised that factory farms are among the main contributors to the greenhouse-gas emissions that cause climate change.

Thanks to PETA supporters and the Cornwall Council, countless chickens will be spared the misery of factory farming.

While we celebrate this victory, the best way to help other animals is to make the compassionate decision to go vegan. Delicious alternatives to most animal-based foods are widely available – including mock chicken and turkey, fake bacon and dairy-free ice cream and cream cheese. The only thing missing is the cruelty. Order your free vegan starter kit today!