Subject: Environmental impacts

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

Harry Boglione, who supplies his parents’ restaurant Petersham Nurseries with organic meat and vegetables from his farm in Dorset, told us that when he decided to become a farmer his dad thought it was ‘a complete and utter disaster’ but after a couple of years he changed his mind and became a bit envious, wishing… continue reading

If you haven’t already heard about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership – more commonly known as TTIP – the reality of these secret negotiations between the EU and the United States will likely shock you. If TTIP is passed, our healthcare, environment, food, banking system, job sectors, and democracy will never be the same… continue reading

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