Planning permission for a huge pig farm have been rejected with the help of Viva! campaigning.
Doncaster council has rejected planning requests for a pig farm that would hold 1,000 pigs after Viva! helped local residents campaign against the plans. Residents were worried about the increase of HGV traffic on their narrow countryside streets and they were advised against environmental risks.
As a result, thousands of pigs have been spared the cruel fate of intensive farming which has been routinely been found to be cruelly neglectful of the complex needs of pigs.
Viva! has investigated countless pig farms and we've often found pigs left to suffer in barren, dirty sheds causing extreme trauma and even driving them to cannibalism in the most extreme cases.
Juliet Gellatley, from vegan charity Viva!, said: “We are thrilled that Doncaster Council has upheld the objections to building an intensive pig farm. We submitted a formal objection on behalf of local supporters, who had expressed their concerns about animal welfare and biosecurity on these farms.”
Claire Bignell, an environmental health officer at Doncaster Council said tests around ammonia concentrations and nitrogen deposition rates in the area ‘exceed the upper threshold levels’ recommended by the Environment Agency.
She said: “On the basis of the information submitted I do not consider the proposed location for such use is suitable and therefore would object to this application on the grounds of noise adversely impacting the use/occupancy of the neighbouring sensitive receptor.”
This could have caused major environmental problems in the local area, as well as increased traffic and possible air pollution from the intensive farm.