News digest 17.05.16

Subjects: News digest

Leslie Ash talks about MRSA struggle
Leslie Ash was the guest on Loose Women today. She was discussing her struggle to regain her health after contracting the MRSA superbug in hospital in 2004.

Overuse of antibiotics in pig factory farming causing antibiotic resistant superbugs in humans, campaigners warn
Research suggests pig factories may heavily use antibiotics on pigs as they often feature overcrowding which can lead to animals biting each other and subsequently spreading infection through their wounds. Many animals also have poor immune systems as they are taken from their mother while still suckling

Celebrities back campaign to end ‘inhumane’ treatment of pigs in ‘factory farms’
Dominic West, Jeremy Irons and Dame Vivienne Westwood are shown cuddling up to a little pig as part of an effort to persuade the public to buy meat from pigs raised in more humane conditions.

Celebrities back campaign to end ‘inhumane’ treatment of pigs in ‘factory farms’
Dominic West, Jeremy Irons and Dame Vivienne Westwood are shown cuddling up to a little pig as part of an effort to persuade the public to buy meat from pigs raised in more humane conditions.

Why 65 celebs have joined Lady Worcester’s Turn Your Nose Up campaign against factory pig farming
A campaign against the Europe-wide factory farming of pigs has been launched by a West aristocrat’s wife – and backed by no fewer than 65 big name celebrities.

Celebrities back campaign to end ‘inhumane’ treatment of pigs in ‘factory farms’
Dominic West, Jeremy Irons and Dame Vivienne Westwood are shown cuddling up to a little pig as part of an effort to persuade the public to buy meat from pigs raised in more humane conditions.

First fish now poor pigs: Leftie luvvies force themselves on porkers for animal rights
FIRST it was fish but now celebrities are getting up close with pigs, in the hope of bringing an end to “inhumane” factories.

#FarmsNotFactories will challenge how you eat meat
If you’re partial to the odd sausage or bit of bacon, how much do you really know about the pork you’re eating before it’s made its way to your plate?

Jeremy Irons eyes up a pig as he throws support behind Turn Your Nose Up campaign
The campaign encourages people to buy “high welfare” pork from pigs raised in humane conditions

The Tube was filled with pigs at rush hour
You may have seen some pigs on the Tube at rush hour today. Only they weren’t real pigs – they were protesters raising awareness of the horrific conditions the animals face in factory farms.

Join Celebrities and #TurnYourNoseUp at Factory Pig Farms
A new campaign just launched aimed at raising awareness about the cruelties and harmfulness of factory pig farms.

We Are What We Eat
In 2010 I saw the documentary ‘Food Inc.’ at BAFTA – a deeply unflattering look inside America’s corporate-controlled food industry and its knock-on effects to the country’s farmers and the health of its citizens. The film showed that the Big Food corporations put their vast profits way above a nation’s health and that this is happening on a global basis.

What are Dominic West, Sadie Frost, Sting and other celebrities turning their noses up at now?
New ‘Turn Your Nose Up’ campaign aiming to end pig factory farming gains support of celebrities.