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Factory farming

Is Northern Ireland at risk of becoming the UK’s mega farm dumping ground?

ANIMAL CHARITY VIVA! is asking whether Northern Ireland is in danger of becoming mega farm central after plans were announced for yet another giant pig farm (in Limavady). Despite large American-style pig and dairy factory farms being rejected in England in the past couple of years because of environmental concerns, Northern Ireland’s planning departments are currently considering plans for THREE huge factory farms – one of which would be the largest ever pig farm seen in the UK.

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Do farmed animals weep?

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 15:41 -- Justin

I read the saddest thing today. Researchers once played the sound of a now deceased elephant to her family in the wild. The others immediately went looking for her – and her daughter pitifully called for her for days afterwards. The researchers never repeated the experiment.

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Feel like chicken tonight?

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:39 -- Juliet

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?”.

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