An undercover operation by animal charity Viva! two years ago filmed baby goats having their horn buds painfully and illegally burnt out without anaesthetic by unqualified farm workers at Upper Enson Farm, Stafford. The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons maintained that disbudding without anaesthetic in this way was illegal and would have caused pain and great discomfort to these very young kids. Farm owner, Mr Nick Bandon, freely admitted that he was ignoring animal welfare rules that requires a vet to perform the procedures as it was too expensive.
VEGGIE campaigners from around the country will be joining animal group Viva!’s National Week of Action for Goats. They will be highlighting the increasingly intensive nature of dairy goat farming in Britain in light of the group’s recent undercover investigations which found routine mutilations of baby animals.
CAMPAIGNING animal group Viva! believe that consumers will be shocked by the horror behind their goats’ cheese tartlets.
Through a series of ground-breaking undercover investigations the group has shone a light on the rapidly expanding goat’s dairy industry in the UK – including farms that supply the UK’s biggest supermarkets. Viva! has also dismissed claims that goat’s milk is a healthy option.