Thousands Join PETA in Opposing chicken Prison

For Immediate Release:

21 November 2017


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


Nearly 9,000 Compassionate People Agree: Authorities Should Stand With the Public and Block Farm Proposal

Wrexham, Wales – A proposal has been submitted for a new intensive chicken farm to be built in Wrexham that would condemn a staggering 760,000 gentle birds a year to a miserable life and terrifying death and in response, PETA has sent a petition with almost 9 signatures from local residents and other concerned members of the public urging Wrexham County Borough Council to reject the plan.

In the petition, the group points out that in addition to causing cruelty to animals on a massive scale, a farm of this kind would likely have many negative effects on the local area, including noise from high-velocity roof fans, increased traffic from heavy goods vehicles on narrow country roads, and the generation of environmental pollutants such as ammonia. Huge quantities of manure produced on site could also potentially contaminate surrounding water sources and land and have a detrimental impact on wildlife.

“Thousands of compassionate people have spoken, and Wrexham County Borough Council should heed their concerns for animal welfare, the environment, and the health of the community,” says PETA Director of Programmes Mimi Bekhechi. “PETA is calling for this plan to be scrapped, sparing millions of birds a lifetime of suffering and an agonising death.”

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – has documented that chickens used for food are routinely fed antibiotics and bred to grow so large that their legs often break under their own weight. At the abattoir, they’re

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