High profile supporters

LESLIE ASH
Actress

“We can all help bring an end to this inhumane, insane system by only buying high welfare pork.”

BRYAN BROWN
Actor
LILY COLE
Actress, model & business woman

“Factory farming wouldn’t exist if we refused to buy their meat. Please buy meat, and eat dairy, that comes from real farms not animal factories.”

RUPERT EVERETT
Actor & writer

“The pigs in animal factories have to be given routine doses of antibiotics just to keep them alive. This leads to antibiotic-resistant superbugs that will bring an end to antibiotics as a cure for human diseases. We can stop this threat to our health by choosing pork from high welfare farms.”

SADIE FROST
Actress, producer and fashion designer

“The industrialisation of pig farming has brought about one of the vilest industries in the world. Pigs in animal factories are overcrowded, unhealthy and deprived of every last drop of a decent life in order to maximise industrial so-called efficiency. Animals are treated just like car parts.”

STEPHEN FRY
Comedian, actor, writer, presenter, and activist
HUGH GRANT
Actor and film producer

“Tracy is a heroine on this. Every pig I know has her poster on their wall. As do I.”

RICHARD E GRANT
Actor, screenwriter, and director

“Join me and boycott animal factories and only buy high welfare pork. By keeping animals in inhumane and unlawful conditions, factory farms unfairly undercut small and medium scale producers whose animals are happy and healthy.”

JEREMY IRONS
Actor

“For me, eating the meat of animals that have been raised and killed inhumanely and cruelly taints my own humanity. Now that I am aware how some animals are raised, I will only eat meat that is labelled with ‘high animal welfare’.”

SIMON KING
TV presenter and cameraman, specialising in nature documentaries

“I turn my nose up to the meat from pigs kept inhumanely. Choose only free range organic pork and prevent the unnecessary suffering of millions of animals.”

HELEN MCCRORY
Actress
SIR ROGER MOORE
Actor
SAM NEILL
Actor
CYRIL NRI
Actor
ELAINE PAIGE
Singer & actress
NICHOLAS PINNOCK
Actor
DIANA QUICK
Actress
MIRANDA RICHARDSON
Stage, film and television actress

“I just want everybody to know that they must, must protest about animal factories, must take responsibility for their choices in buying their food, and ask for the right thing. Animal factories only exist because people buy their products. Our shopping choices can make a real difference.”

JON SNOW
Journalist and television presenter

“It is inhumane to eat meat that has been inhumanely produced. Antibiotic over-use is causing antibiotic-resistant diseases in pigs that can then pass to humans.”

TRUDIE STYLER
Actress and producer
RACHEL WARD
Actress & director
DOMINIC WEST
Actor

“Treating pigs as industrial production units on such an intensive level is not only shameful but also unsustainable. It is the antithesis of what people want the British countryside and farming to be and it poses a potential threat to human health and the environment.”

DARINA ALLEN
Chef, food writer & TV personality
LUCY BOYD
Chef
HUGH FEARNLEY-WHITTINGSTALL
Chef & “real food” campaigner

“We’re downgrading the role of meat to being yet another cheap sandwich filler. Meat is a precious food and the animals that provide it should always be looked after in the best possible conditions.”

BARNY HAUGHTON
Founder and Director of Square Food Foundation

“Everyone should understand what good agriculture means and why it matters; you can’t cook good food and not make this connection.”

MARK HIX
Chef and restaurateur

“If animal welfare laws were enforced and antibiotics use restricted, small farmers would out-compete the animal factories while producing both healthier and better tasting meat. Boycott these animal factories and buy only high welfare meat from real farms where the pigs are healthy and free.”

PRUE LEITH
Restaurateur, caterer, television presenter/broadcaster and cookery writer

“I like pork that doesn’t leak water and taste of nothing. Properly -raised pork has flavour, smells like heaven, and produces proper crackling.”

CLODAGH MCKENNA
Chef
ALLEGRA MCEVEDY
Chef, writer & broadcaster
THOMASINA MIERS
Cook, writer and television presenter
JAMIE OLIVER
Chef, restaurateur & media personality
OLIVER ROWE
Chef-proprietor of Konstam Caf and Konstam at the Prince Albert in King’s Cross
TONY SINGH
Chef
VALENTINE WARNER
Chef & media personality
EMMA BRIDGEWATER
Designer & entrepreneur
LYCETT GREEN ENDELLION
Artist
CATH KIDSTON
Fashion designer, businesswoman,an entrepreneur
VIVIENNE WESTWOOD
Fashion designer and businesswoman

“You can stop this cruelty to animals by shopping carefully.”

PHILIP TREACY
Milliner and designer

“If people knew about the impact on human health from antibiotic resistance due to the routine doses of antibiotics given to keep pigs alive in baron, cramped cages in factory farms, I am sure 99% would choose to buy from high welfare farms.”

RODRIGO Y GABRIELA
Musicians
JACK BROADBENT
Singer, songwriter & musician
JOOLS HOLLAND, OBE DL
Composer, pianist, bandleader and broadcaster

“If you care about the health and welfare of the pigs that make your bacon, then sign the Pig Pledge and support the farmers who care as much as you do.”

MOBY
Singer-songwriter
NICK MASON
Musician and composer, best known as the drummer of Pink Floyd
STEVE WINWOOD
Musician whose genres include rock, blue-eyed soul, rhythm and blues, blues rock, pop rock, and jazz
STING
Musician, activist, actor, and philanthropist
LILY ALLEN
Singer, songwriter, actress, and television presenter
ZAC GOLDSMITH
British conservative party politician, environmental journalist and entrepreneur

“For far too long, the link between the overuse and misuse of antibiotics in intensive farming and the serious threat from antibiotic resistance have been utterly ignored.”

RORY BREMNER
Comedian
TONY HAWKS
Comedian, author & philanthropist
LEE CHAPMAN
Former professional footballer
HELENA CHRISTENSEN
Fashion model and photographer
ANAÏS GALLAGHER
Model
LUCY WATSON
Model
JO WOOD
Model, television personality, and entrepreneur
LADY CAROLE BAMFORD
Founder of Daylesford Organic Farmshops

“Many people joining the global boycott of meat from animal factories will ensure the survival of our skilled traditional family farmers.”

ROSIE BOYCOTT
Writer, broadcaster & food advisor to the mayor of London

“As a former pig-keeper I wholly support and applaud the Pig Pledge campaign and all other efforts to make pigs’ lives more humane. I am really pleased to sign this pledge and hope that many, many more people will too.”

ELEANOR BOYLE
Writer, educator, and author of High Steaks: Why and How to Eat Less Meat
JOEL CADBURY
Entrepreneur & philanthropist
TOM PARKER BOWLES
Food writer with columns in The Mail on Sunday and Tatler and author
DR. INGRID EDER
Expert and consultant for the Brazilian Forum for Animal Defence and Protection
JANE GOODALL PhD, DBE
Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace

“I gave up eating meat 45 years ago when I learned about the brutality of factory farming. Heavy meat eating is also destroying the planet. If you must eat meat, try eating less and less each week. And ensure the animals had good lives cared for by responsible farmers. Help make this a better world for animals, the environment and your own health.”

BEN GOLDSMITH
Financier and environmentalist
PATRICK HOLDEN
Speaker & campaigner for organic food and founding director of the Sustainable Food Trust

“The pig pledge reminds us that by our own actions we can change the world. We must all use our purchasing power to boycott meat from these animal factories.”

SHANE HOLLAND
Executive Chairman, Slow Food in the UK

“Slow Food in the UK calls on everyone to support Farms Not Factories campaign. It’s morally not acceptable nor is it necessary to produce meat in this way. For those of us who choose to eat pork, ask your butcher where the meat has come from, and where it was raised.”

DAN IMHOFF
Author of CAFO: The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories and co-founder/Director of Watershed Media
BIANCA JAGGER
Founder, President and Chief Executive of the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation
BOBBY F. KENNEDY JR.
Founder of Waterkeeper Alliance & environmental lawyer

“Factory farms cannot produce a pork chop or bacon cheaper than family farms unless they break the law. In the process they destroy both the economy and democracy by concentrating power and money into the hands of a few giant corporations.”

THOMAS LINES
Author of Making Poverty: A History
PHILIP LYMBERY
Chief Executive of Compassion in World Farming

“Let’s move away from the dark age of pig production, in which pigs throughout the world are increasingly kept confined. I urge you all to stand up against factory farming, for the good of our own health and the environment as well as for the welfare of these pigs.”

MICHAEL POLLAN
Journalist and food advocate
JONATHON PORRITT, 2nd Baronet, CBE
Environmentalist and writer
JOHN SAUVEN
Trained economist and environmentalist and executive director of Greenpeace UK

“It’s time the industrial meat corporations were held to account not just on animal welfare but their overall impact on the planet.”

CHARLES SECRETT
Environmental activist, previous head of Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland
ESTHER VIVAS
Activist, campaigner and author

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