Hall’s Pig Farm in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, is currently seeking permission to build a giant factory farm that will incarcerate more than 30,000 pigs in crowded conditions at any one time. The planned development would be even larger than the proposed Foston mega pig farm in Derbyshire, which was defeated earlier this year, making it the largest factory farm in the UK.
Whilst no form of animal farming can be justified, this development is particularly appalling and, if approved, would set a dangerous precedent for further intensification of animal farming in the UK.
But time is short! The window for objecting to the plans closes on Friday 5th June. Please help Animal Aid to stop this industrial-scale pig prison by submitting your own objection.
Please note that whilst the impact of this development on the pigs is of course the primary concern, animal welfare is often not considered in planning objections. So although it is important to mention it, please also include other points such as environmental pollution, risk to human health, increased traffic, noise etc.
To send a personalised message to the planning officer at Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council, please click here: http://www.e-activist.com/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1825&ea.campaign.id=39216&ea.tracking.id=facebook