This is a short video taken of the demonstration against the proposal to 'cull' badgers in the South West of England. Viva! and Exeter Friends for Animals joined together to urge the public to sign postcards to the Government objected to the mass slaughter of British wildlife. www.viva.org.uk/badgers
Viva! were joined by Foston locals, our mascot Piggles and Derby Animal Rights to protest against the proposed massive pig farm planned for the area. 26,000 pigs will be incarcerated at what will be Britain's biggest ever pig farm. This will be nothing short of a pig prison.
Almost all pigs raised for meat in Britain are factory farmed indoors in overcrowded, ill-lit, filthy conditions that cause extreme discomfort and stress to these intelligent animals.
Every time they give birth, most breeding pigs spend a month or more in a metal farrowing crate so small they can barely move.
Contrary to the image painted by the British pig industry and the Government, most pigs never see any bedding and spend their lives on dirty, wet concrete. Unsurprisingly, diseases are rife and so is the use of drugs and antibiotics.