Thousands Join PETA in Opposing Pig Prison

For Immediate Release:

2 October 2019


Jennifer White +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 222; [email protected]


Over 25,000 Agree: Application for Massive Lincolnshire Farm Must Be Killed and Buried

Lincolnshire – After hearing that a new intensive farm that would condemn nearly 2,000 pigs at any one time to a life of misery could be built near Harmston, over 25,000 concerned local residents and other PETA supporters have signed a petition urging North Kesteven District Council’s planning department to reject the application.

“From the increase in traffic to the knowledge that thousands of sensitive pigs would suffer inside filthy sheds, the proposed facility would be a blight on Lincolnshire’s landscape and its reputation,” says PETA Director Elisa Allen. “If North Kesteven District Council visited one of these intensive farms and saw the terrified animals, heard their screams, and smelled the putrid stench of ammonia and faeces, it would surely refuse permission for this hellhole.”

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – warns that pigs on factory farms are crammed into squalid, severely crowded sheds and denied the opportunity to engage in any natural behaviour. At the abattoir, many are painfully killed without being properly stunned. In addition to tarnishing the community’s reputation, such a large-scale operation could have adverse effects on the surrounding countryside, marring the beautiful scenery and generating high levels of noise and traffic, undoubtedly disturbing residents. And on a global scale, factory farms are among the main contributors to the greenhouse-gas emissions that cause climate change.

PETA has released two exposés – which can be viewed here and here – providing a glimpse into the suffering endured by pigs on factory farms in the UK.

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