Subject: Animal welfare

A Greener World, home of Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW, offers meaningful certification and food labels in the UK, hope for market stability Amidst Britain’s uncertain agricultural future, international farm certifier, A Greener World (AGW), is now offering UK farmers high-welfare, sustainable certification through its respected food labels. As Brexit negotiations fail to produce… continue reading

There has been an alarming 26% rise in intensive US-style factory farms in the UK since 2011. In Northern Ireland alone, permissions are currently being sought for 14 new pig factories. One of these would become the largest in the the UK, producing 80,000 pigs per year. This is planned to be built in a… continue reading

Jerome Flynn, known to many as Ser Bronn of the Blackwater, presents a series of ten 2-minute videos highlighting animal cruelty[1], antibiotics overuse and distorted planning procedures as some of the systemic failures of factory pig farming. Jerome is urging people to sign this petition for an immediate ban on the building of new (and… continue reading

A public outcry has currently stalled the planning application for a colossal pig factory near Limavady in the picturesque landscape of Lough Foyle. Over 17,500 people objected or petitioned the Council. Local residents object because of the stench that would come from 18,000 pigs living in confined spaces, the antibiotic resistant bacteria, resulting from the… continue reading

90sec Trailer 12min Short Take action We need a ban on the building of pig factories! Take action today. Friends of the Earth Northern Ireland and Farms Not Factories have produced the film Pig Business in Northern Ireland to expose the true costs of pig factories on local peoples’ lives. Should planning permissions continue to… continue reading

Stop Limavady Pig Factory

Object via petitionObject via emailSupport local facebook group The ‘Going for Growth’ action plan by the Northern Ireland Executive to ‘grow’ the agri-food ‘industry’ has spawned a proposal for a huge factory pig farm three hundred metres from the village of Moys and a few miles from Lough Foyle, an environmentally sensitive World Heritage Site…. continue reading

Liz Earle MBE, Founder of Liz Earle Wellbeing and an Ambassador for Love British Food, highlights the importance of pasture led farming and better food labelling Love British Food Fortnight is the ideal time to stop and really reflect on the food we are eating and the choices we are making. I’ve been writing the… continue reading

Mary Holbrook’s battered white van drew up outside Sam Leach’s Birch Restaurant in Bristol to deliver a half British Lop pig. Sam heaved it out and into the kitchen where he carefully and skilfully divided the cuts while explaining the different ways he uses the head, fat, bones, liver, tail and trotters. On the blackboard… continue reading