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News digest 09.11.16
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Stop telling me not to eat meat: we should all be flexitarians There are compelling reasons to forgo meat – but it’s delicious. Campaigns such as Meat Free Monday show a realistic way forward Where did this little piggy come from? With the recent detection of the MRSA superbug in samples of supermarket pork, Anna… continue reading

News digest 06.10.16
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Revealed: MRSA variant found in British pork at Asda and Sainsbury’s Tests find UK-produced pork products infected with the livestock strain of the superbug, with potentially serious implications for human health How superbug-infected pigs get into Britain unchecked Pigs infected with the superbug MRSA can be freely imported into the UK due to regulatory loopholes,… continue reading

13. We are facing a crisis of terrying proportions...
13. We are facing a crisis of terrying proportions...

After decades of pumping antibiotics into livestock to compensate for inhumane and disease-inducing conditions, bacteria are now fighting back. A new survey of factory farmed UK pork from supermarkets found that 63% of pork samples were contaminated with antibiotic-resistant E.coli, bacteria that cause life-threatening kidney infections and blood poisoning. Pigs in factory farms are so… continue reading

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Grass Fed beef and lamb are becoming quite common it would seem.  Having 4 stomachs, one in particular called the rumen, helps makes this possible for those animals.  This rumen is something that pigs chickens, turkeys lack.  Its purpose in a cow is to host a mind boggling abundance of beneficial bacteria, which break down… continue reading

News digest 01.09.16
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The First Comprehensive Look at Global Food Waste Is as Bad as You’d Expect The U.S. is one of the top offenders Being vegan isn’t as good for humanity as you think Using biophysical simulation models to compare 10 eating patterns, researchers found that eating fewer animal products will increase the number of people that… continue reading

Thinking Pigs
Pigs have great memories, particularly when it comes to finding food (as shown from this study at Bristol University)
Pigs have great memories, particularly when it comes to finding food (as shown from this study at Bristol University)

We’ve all heard a little bit about how intelligent pigs are, or even how social they are or how they’re actually among the cleanest of mammals. But recently The Farm Sanctuary released a comprehensive, fascinating and rich portrait of pigs based on Marino and Colvin’s 2015 peer reviewed article Thinking pigs (1). The report has… continue reading

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By Tracy Worcester Last Sunday was a big day for me. The Mail on Sunday ran my article about the dreadful conditions in an intensive UK pig farm I investigated. In turn that drew massive public attention to my film showing the horrific conditions the pigs and piglets had to endure (see video below). As… continue reading

News digest 01.08.16
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A Love Story The moment young Ivan saw Evie, it was love, then rivalry, at first sight. We’d seen factory farming. But we’d never seen this. She was standing waste deep in a pit of urine and faeces when investigators from Animal Liberation NSW found her. She was alone, with no food, and no water…. continue reading

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UK pig farm undercover exposé (10min version) UK pig farm undercover exposé (2min short) By Tracy Worcester Late one evening last week, uninvited, I entered into a pig farm in the English countryside to film what I knew to be horrendous conditions for the animals there. We waited till the workers had clocked off and… continue reading