BRISTOL-BASED animal campaigning group Viva! has responded to concerns by local residents about a free-range duck farm located in the Woolley Valley outside Bath by raising those concerns with the relevant authorities*.
THE reality of the death of millions of ducks heading towards Britain's supermarket shelves under the RSPCA's Freedom Foods scheme has been exposed by the first undercover investigation into the slaughter of Britain's favourite bird. Leading animal campaigning group Viva! have secretly filmed the slaughter of ducks inside a factory of a company who supply major supermarkets including Waitrose, Co-Op, Asda and Sainsbury's.
DURING an undercover investigation of Gressingham Foods - the supplier of duck meat to Sainsbury's* -lame birds were filmed, alongside ducks with crusty eyes and some with necks so painfully distorted they found it difficult to feed or drink.
Investigators found what they described as an 'apartheid system for ducks' on the farm, with industrial units surrounded by free range birds, their fate simply dictated by how much consumers are willing to pay.