Thousands Join PETA in Opposing Pig Prison

For Immediate Release:

15 January 2018


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


Nearly 23,000 Agree: Application for Massive Rugby Farm Must Be Killed and Buried

Rugby, Warwickshire – After hearing that a new intensive farm that would condemn up to 2,250 pigs at any one time to a life of misery could be built near Grandborough Fields Farm, nearly 23,000 concerned local residents and other PETA supporters have signed a petition urging Rugby Borough 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 Rugby’s landscape and its reputation,” says PETA Director Elisa Allen. “If Rugby Borough 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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