Today we received an email from Derbyshire County Council:
“Application Code: CW9/0311/174
With reference to your representation in respect of the above planning application, I write to inform you that on 17 March 2015 the applicant withdrew their application.”
What’s on my mind…
Chickens. And how life is cheep. The numbers are crazy, one billion little lives wiped out each year in the UK alone. So much cruelty on a mind boggling scale. And excused by ignorance: “oh but chickens are daft” or “they don’t feel” and even “but are chickens animals?”.
LEADING animal charity Viva! are calling on the Government to urgently clarify rules on imports of pig meat into the UK after a new report from the University of Copenhagen found that pigs had been beaten with metal wrenches and iron chains*.
Since 1999, Viva! has run a highly successful campaign to highlight the suffering of factory farmed ducks in the UK. Viva! investigators have visited almost all the major producers in Britain, exposing how these essentially wild birds are crammed into industrial sheds in their thousands and are denied all that is natural to them. Almost all duck meat comes from factory-farmed birds. Aquatic animals - they are meant to eat, swim, dive, clean and play in water - and yet they never see it, except in their drinkers.