29 Jul '16, 2pm

Not just cruel to pigs - farmers are the other victims of intensive animal farming - The Ecologist

Not just cruel to pigs - farmers are the other victims of intensive animal farming - The Ecologist

This farmer who I had exposed for cruel practices was, in fact, one of the last standing traditional farmers who, if we paid a fair price for our pork, could be a high welfare farmer once again. Last Sunday was a big day for me. The Mail on Sunday ran my article about the dreadful conditions in an intensive UK pig farm I investigated. In turn that drew massive public attention to my film showing the horrific conditions the pigs and piglets had to endure (see video embed, below). As I write the film has now been viewed 140,000 times. It shows the horror of factory farming systems - including some legal practicies, and others that are outlawed by EU and UK animal welfare regulations. For example, it is perfectly legal to raise piglets in farrowing crates, where the mother pig stays in a cage so small that she can't even turn around for five weeks - both before they are born,...

Full article: http://www.theecologist.org/campaigning/2987957/not_just_...

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