Subject: Animal welfare

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

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

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