Subject: Animal welfare

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The recent spotlight on pigs as potential harvest for organs has got me thinking about the ways in which our curly tailed friends are similar to us. So here are 5 ways that pigs can be compared to humans and, hopefully, altogether reason not to subject them to the kind of maltreatment experienced in factory… continue reading

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Many people in Britain have long looked across the Atlantic in horror at the gigantic animal factories that have spread across the U.S. Now these inhumane, dangerous facilities are threatening the UK. Northern Ireland’s agriculture is in crisis. Farmers are being told that they must change – however, this vision for change is based upon the… continue reading

Fostonlocalgroup
Fostonlocalgroup

The Environment Agency’s (EA) decision to refuse a permit for a 25,000 intensive pig rearing facility near Foston in Derbyshire marks the end of five years of anxiety and falling property prices for the local community who were almost unanimous in their opposition to the project. It also sent a clear signal around the world… continue reading

Animal Cruelty
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animalcruelty

Industrial pig production is a system designed for maximum efficiency, producing as much yield and profit as possible. This model reduces the animal to a unit of production in an equation of inputs and outputs rather than a sentient being with physical and psychological needs[1] . Animal factories are thus inherently at odds with the… continue reading

progress
progress

If we are to continue being able to feed the world’s rapidly growing population sustainably, innovation and expert knowledge will doubtless be needed. Sadly, all too often progress means forgetting the practices and knowledge of past generations. Real progress looks backwards as well as forwards, as can be seen in the growing number of advocates… continue reading