20 Jun '11, 7pm

'Wire' Star Dominic West Fights To Keep Factory Farming Out Of Britain

'Wire' Star Dominic West Fights To Keep Factory Farming Out Of Britain

Dominic West , who starred in the hit HBO series “The Wire”, is speaking out against a new pig “factory farm” in the UK; which he says is inhumane and will lead to new antibiotic-resistant superbugs. “The Foston proposal signals a fundamental shift in British farming towards the US and EU system of giant corporate-owned factories confining thousands of pigs in buildings and feeding them antibiotics to keep them alive,” he said . “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.” The 41-year-old says he became inspired to speak out on the issue after watching the documentary “Pig Business” about vast factory farms in eastern Europe. ”So I hope to raise aware...

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2011/06/20/wire-star-dominic-west...

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