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Have we got your goat, Staffs County Council?

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:11 -- Justin

By Justin Kerswell, Campaigns Manager and Deputy Director of Viva!

Viva!’s concerns about illegal mutilations buried to protect farming industry

Whenever we go undercover to expose animal abuse, one of the questions we are often asked by supporters is whether we have reported our findings to the authorities and what they are doing about them?  There is a widespread misconception that farmed animals are protected from suffering and the laws in place are up to the job. In reality, that simply isn’t true.

Charity accuses Staffordshire CC of abject failure over illegal abuse of baby goats

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.

The Kids are Not Alright: British Goat Farms Exposed


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.

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