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Hogwood: Take Action

 

How You Can Help

Help us bring the plight of Hogwood pigs to the nation.

One year on our second investigation of Hogwood pig farm has revealed that little has changed. The extreme suffering we have witnessed needs exposing and we need your help. We want to see this farm closed, at the very least for Tesco to stop using them and, of course, to show the public the grim reality of factory farming to help them on their way to going vegan.

We need you to help us put the pressure on. 


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Contact Tesco

Write: Dave Lewis, Group Chief Executive, Tesco PLC Head Office, Tesco House, Shire Park, Kestrel Way, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 1GA
Email: dave.lewis@uk.tesco.com or customer.services@tesco.co.uk
Call: 0800 505555
Facebook: @Tesco
Twitter: @Tesco
Instagram: @tescofood
Online (for Tesco customers only): Complete the customer satisfaction survey.

 

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Dear Dave Lewis, Tesco PLC, Group Chief Executive

In view of Viva! Campaigns shocking new undercover investigation at Hogwood Farm in Warwickshire, I urge you to immediately drop the farm as a supplier. Last year, Viva! Campaigns exposed abhorrent conditions on Hogwood. In response to this, Tesco refused to drop the farm as a supplier; reassuring customers that it takes animal welfare ‘extremely seriously’; and that it expects producers to meet ‘stringent, industry-leading requirements’.

It is a shock, therefore, that the second investigation inside Hogwood, carried out in July 2018, reveals that little has changed. Severe overcrowding, pigs covered in excreta, barren and filthy conditions, animals abandoned and left to die in gangways as well as cannibalism are all still evident. In difficult-to-watch scenes, a piglet who had been dumped in a gangway with other sick pigs was literally being eaten alive by others.

The problems at Hogwood have not gone away. In fact, in some cases, they have got worse. It is clear that Tesco does NOT take animal welfare seriously nor the concerns of customers. Your company’s failure to protect pigs from pain and suffering at Hogwood shows that your assurances are meaningless.

A recent story in the Daily Mail exposed that just one in a thousand Red Tractor inspections are unannounced, clearly giving farmers the heads up to cover their tracks. In the case of Hogwood ill and dying animals would certainly have been removed before investigators could fully investigate the complaints.

Images from the investigation show that the farm is far from ‘very clean’, with one shed in particular festooned in cobwebs and muck. The pigs housed in that area would not be comfortable or provided suitable ventilation.

Further to this, supporters of Viva!’s campaign to close Hogwood farm are now being told that CCTV will be fitted on the farm to ‘ensure these high standards are maintained’. However CCTV is already installed on the farm and was in place more than a year ago during Viva! Campaigns’ first investigation. This measure to help reassure the public how ‘seriously you are taking this issue’ is not reassuring on any level.

Tesco must act now and hold Hogwood accountable. I urge you to immediately drop the farm as a supplier.

Yours sincerely

[Your name]


Attend a vigil at Hogwood Horror Farm

In collaboration with West Midlands Animal Save and Warwickshire Animal Save, Viva! Campaigns will be holding vigils outside Hogwood Pig Farm to raise awareness about the horrors found inside.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Details coming soon...

PAST EVENTS

Where: Hogwood Farm Pig Unit, Banbury Road, Oxhill, Warwickshire, CV35 0RL
When: 25 November @ 12:00pm
Facebook Event: www.facebook.com/events/262445164438423

Where: Hogwood Farm Pig Unit, Banbury Road, Oxhill, Warwickshire, CV35 0RL
When: 28 October @ 12:00pm
Facebook Event: www.facebook.com/events/1874377042644745

Where: Hogwood Farm Pig Unit, Banbury Road, Oxhill, Warwickshire, CV35 0RL
When: 30 September @ 12:00pm
Facebook Event: www.facebook.com/events/331002534336287

Where: Hogwood Farm Pig Unit, Banbury Road, Oxhill, Warwickshire, CV35 0RL
When: 2 September @ 12:00pm
Facebook Event: www.facebook.com/events/249137565924756

Where: Hogwood Farm Pig Unit, Banbury Road, Oxhill, Warwickshire, CV35 0RL
When: 12 August @ 12:00pm
Facebook Event: www.facebook.com/events/420665975104812

Where: Hogwood Farm Pig Unit, Banbury Road, Oxhill, Warwickshire, CV35 0RL
When: 29 July @ 12:00pm
Facebook Event: www.facebook.com/events/227113334443631


Join us in telling Tesco to dump Hogwood as a supplier

 

Click to download Hogwood Horror Farm leaflet (PDF)On Monday 6 August 2018Viva! organised a national Week of Action, leading to a Nationwide Day of Action on Saturday 11 August 2018 outside Tesco stores.

It was our biggest yet!

Throughout the week we urged supporters like yourself to put pressure on Tesco by telling them that the abhorrent treatment of pigs inside Hogwood is unacceptable. It's not too late to add your voice to the many urging them to drop Hogwood Horror Farm - please continue to contact Tesco directly (we have already handed in more than 77,000 signatures on our now closed petition).

Download our social media toolkit to share our graphics online, change your cover photos to help raise awareness and post in your groups.

Please help us step up the momentum for the Hogwood pigs.

Don't forget to tag in #HogwoodPigs on all your social sharing platforms!


London Day Of Action

Despite tireless efforts from Viva! and our supporters, Tesco still refuses to drop Hogwood Horror Farm as a supplier. We’ve tried calling, emailing, sending letters and presenting over 77,000 petition signatures to Tesco directors regarding our serious concerns for 🐷 #Hogwoodpigs 🐷

On 24 November 2018 we called for a SECOND Day of Action to have our voices heard.

On the day we were joined by Kay Lovelle, Big Brother star and animal rights advocate! Read more...


All the events listed below formed part of our Nationwide Day of Action. For images from the day see our Facebook Event page.

Alfreton

Where: 
Tesco, Hall St, Alfreton DE55 7BT
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 12:00pm
Contact: 
Amy Kirk: amykirk84@icloud.com

Andover

Where: 
Tesco, River Way, Andover SP10 1UZ
When: 
Saturday 4 August @ 12:00pm
Contact: 
Carly: carly2522000@yahoo.co.uk

Banbury

Where: 
Tesco Metro, Lockheed Cl, Banbury OX16 1LX
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 12:00pm

Bath

Where: 
Tesco, 4-5 Westgate Buildings, Bath BA1 1EB
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 10:00am
Contact: 
Bath Animal Rights Activism

Bedford

Where: 
Tesco, 36 Midland Road, Bedford MK40 1PS
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 11:00am

Belfast

Where: 
Tesco, 288-292 Upper Newtownards Road, Ballyhackamore, Belfast BT4 3EU
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 12:00pm
Contact: 
Shona Gann: shonawightman41@gmail.com

Belfast

Where: 
Tesco, 2 Royal Avenue, Belfast, BT1 1DA
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 2:30pm
Contact: 
Lee Rhodes: lisarhodes227@gmail.com / VKind

Belfast

Where: 
Tesco, Nos 1-5 Belmont Rd, Belfast, Antrim, BT4 2AA
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 12:00pm
Contact: 
Shona Gann: shonawightman41@gmail.com

Bournemouth

Where: 
Tesco, Riverside Avenue, Bournemouth BH7 7DY
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 12:00pm
Contact: 
Helen Durant: durant_helen@yahoo.co.uk

Bristol

Where: 
Tesco Metro, 90-98 Broadmead, Bristol BS1 3DW
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 11:00am
Contact: 
Viva! Campaigns: campaigns@viva.org.uk

Bromley

Where: 
Tesco, 32 Brigstock Rd, Thornton Heath CR7 8RX
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 11:00am
Contact: 
Croydon Vegan Outreach

Bury

Where: 
Tesco, Woodfield Retail Park, Peel Way, Bury, BL9 5BY
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 2:00pm
Contact: 
Bury Animal Rights Activism Group

Cardiff

Where: 
Tesco Metro, 7-9 Capitol Shopping Centre, Cardiff CF10 2HQ
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 12:00pm
Contact: 
Cardiff Vegan Action

Cardiff

Where: 
Tesco, Queen Street, Cardiff CF10 2HQ
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 12:00pm
Contact: 
Cardiff Vegan Action

Cornwall

Where: 
Tesco, Tavistock Rd, Launceston PL15 9HG
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 11:00am
Contact: 
Jules Clarius: Cornwall Allies4Animals

Cornwall

Where: 
Tesco, Clodgey Ln, Helston TR13 8PJ
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 11:00am
Contact: 
Cornwall Allies4Animals

Cornwall

Where: 
Tesco, Garras Wharf, Truro TR1 2TN
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 11:00am
Contact: 
Heather Flockton: hflockton@outlook.com

Dorset

Where: 
Tesco, Stour Park, Blandford St.Mary, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 9PU
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 11:00am
Contact: 
Brenda: brenda_ann9@hotmail.com

Edinburgh

Where: 
Tesco, 141 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 4BL
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 11:00am

Devon

Where: 
Tesco, Golf Links Rd, Westward Ho!, Bideford EX39 1LH
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 10:30am

Essex

Where: 
Tesco, 300 Hornchurch Road,Hornchurch, Essex, RM11 1PY
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 12:00pm

Essex

Where: 
Tesco, Radwinter Rd, Saffron Walden CB10 2JP
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 10:00am
Contact: 
Hannah Lawrance: hannahlawrance@outlook.com

Essex

Where: 
Tesco, Prince Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS0 0JP
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 12:00pm
Contact: 
Julie: jpz21@ymail.com

Essex

Where: 
Tesco, Hazelmere, Off High Road, Basildon, Essex SS13 3JU
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 12:00pm
Contact: 
Peter: peterjohn525@gmail.com / 01268 525 338

Faversham

Where: 
Tesco, Crescent Rd, Faversham ME13 7AS
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 12:00pm
Contact: 
Jeni Davey: jenidavey@hotmail.co.uk

Feltham

Where: 
Tesco, 98 High Street, Feltham, TW13 4EX
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 12:00pm
Contact: 
Lesley Dove

Folkestone

Where: 
Tesco, Cheriton High St, Folkestone CT19 4QJ
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 10:00am
Contact: 
Brian Lamb: lambofkent@gmail.com

Grimsby

Where: 
Tesco
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 11:00am
Contact: 
Karen Durham: karendurham@tiscali.co.uk

Hemel Hempstead

Where: 
Tesco, The Marlowes Shopping Centre, Hemel Hempstead, Herts HP1 1DX
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 12:00pm
Contact: 
Angela Lynch

Hereford

Where: 
Tesco, Bewell St, Hereford HR4 0BW
When: 
Tuesday 7 August @ 11:00am
Contact: 
Max Burgess: maxandpog@gmail.com

Hove

Where: 
Tesco, Church Road BN3 2DL
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 9:00am
Contact: 
Brighton Vegan Activists

Huntingdon

Where: 
Tesco Express, 89 High St, Somersham, Huntingdon PE28 3EE
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 12:00pm

Ipswich

Where: 
Tesco, Copdock Mill Interchange, London Road, Ipswich IP8 3TS
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 1:00pm
Contact: 
Trisha Howard: patriciahoward95@gmail.com

Leicester

Where: 
Tesco, 40 Granby Street, Leicester LE1 6FB
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 12:00pm
Contact: 
Ashvin Sudra: 07412 346 600, asudra86@gmail.com

Lincoln

Where: 
Tesco, Wragby Rd, Lincoln LN2 4QQ
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 10:00am
Contact: 
Lincoln Animal Rights Group

Liverpool

Where: 
Tesco, Mather Ave, Liverpool L18 6HF
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 11:00am
Contact: 
Team Tino Animal Rights: teamtinoanimalrights@gmail.com

Liverpool

Where: 
Tesco, Cables Retail Park, Steley Way, Prescot, L34 5NQ
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 12:00pm
Contact: 
Oliver Court: oliver@habitgroup.co.uk / 0786 751 8223

London

Where: 
Tesco, 55 Morning Lane, London, E9 6ND
When: 
Saturday 5 August @ 12:00pm
Contact: 
Tania Haq: tania.a.haq@gmail.com

Midhurst

Where: 
Tesco, 14 Cowdray Court, North Street, Midhurst GU29 9UA
Contact: 
Christina: christinasmithphotographs@googlemail.com

Northampton

Where: 
Tesco Metro, 42-46 Abington St, Northampton NN1 2AP
When: 
Friday 24 August @ 12:00pm
Contact: 
Steven Coole: 07952 458 825

Nottingham

Where: 
Tesco, 3-9 Station Street, Nottingham, NG2 3AJ
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 12:00pm
Contact: 
Nottingham Animal Rights

Oxford

Where: 
Tesco, Oxford Retail Park, Oxford, OX4 6XJ
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 12:00pm

Plymouth

Where: 
Tesco, 29-31 New George Street, Plymouth PL1 1RA
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 11:00am
Contact: 
Philippa: philippa_fraser@yahoo.co.uk

Poole

Where: 
Tesco, 25-39 Yarrow Close, Canford Heath, Poole BH12 4NX
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 12:00pm
Contact: 
Helen Durant: durant_helen@yahoo.co.uk

Pontypool

Where: 
Tesco, Lower Bridge St, Pontypool NP4 6JU
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 2:00pm

Purley

Where: 
Tesco Extra, 8 Purley Rd, Purley CR8 2HA
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 12:00pm

Prestatyn

Where: 
Tesco, Nant Hall Road, Prestatyn LL19 9LR
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 11:00am
Contact: 
Sara: stargirl@freeuk.com, 07866 939 150

Reading

Where: 
Meet at: John Lewis, Broad St, Reading RG1 2BB
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 12:00pm
Contact: 
Reading Vegan Outreach

Shaftesbury

Where: 
Tesco, Christy's Lane, Shaftesbury SP7 8PF
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 12:30pm
Contact: 
Ella: 07835 713374

Slough

Where: 
Tesco, Brunel Way, Wellington Street, Slough, SL1 1XW
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 12:00pm
Contact: 
Timea: timea.palmer@gmail.com

Southampton

Where: 
Tesco, Tebourba Way, Southampton SO16 4QE
When: 
Friday 10 August @ 10:00am
Contact: 
Vincent FitzGerald: vincefitzgerald@hotmail.com / 07720 895 213

St Albans

Where: 
Tesco, 33-39 St Peter's Street, St Albans, AL1 3DU
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 11:00am
Contact: 
Lavinia Wyllie: lavinia.wyllie@virginmedia.com

Stafford

Where: 
Tesco, Newport Road, Stafford, ST16 2HE
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 11:00am
Contact: 
Karen Gilmore: 0799 946 9025

Stoke-on-Trent

Where: 
Tesco Extra, Clough St, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 4LS
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 11:00am
Contact: 
Rebecca Wells: 07715 611545 / rebeccawells90@gmail.com

Stoke-on-Trent

Where: 
Tesco, 291 Newcastle Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 6PL
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 10:00am
Contact: 
Julia: 0752 743 4943

Stourbridge

Where: 
Tesco Extra, Crown Centre, Stourbridge, DY8 1YD
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 11:00am
Contact: 
West Midlands Vigils

Torquay

Where: 
Tesco Metro, 25-26 Fleet Street, Torquay TQ1 1DB
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 12:00pm
Contact: 
Devon Animal Save: enchantedgypsy27@gmail.com

Trowbridge

Where: 
Tesco, County Way, Trowbridge BA14 7AQ
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 3:00pm

Twickenham

Where: 
Tesco, Mogden Ln, Isleworth TW7 7JY
When: 
Monday 13 August @ 12pm

Walsall

Where: 
Tesco Extra, Littleton St W, Walsall WS2 8EQ
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 1:00pm
Contact: 
West Midlands Vigils

Waltham Cross

Where: 
Brookfield Centre, 23 The Links, Cheshunt, Waltham Cross EN8 0TA
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 12:00pm
Contact: 
Leanna Jones and Mary Nesbitt Larking

Welshpool

Where: 
Tesco, Smithfield Rd, Welshpool SY21 7BL
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 12:00pm
Contact: 
Anne Evans: anntyuchaf@aol.com

Weybridge

Where: 
Tesco Extra, Barnes Wallis Drive, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 0XF
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 12:00pm
Contact: 
Rebecca Forsey: rebeccaforsey1267@outlook.com

Wigan

Where: 
Tesco, Central Park Way, Wigan, WN1 1XS
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 12:00pm
Contact: 
Lauren Rigby: 0796 924 2055

Withernsea

Where: 
Tesco, Queen Street, Withernsea HU19 2NS
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 9:00am
Contact: 
Angi: angibeckett@hotmail.com

Yeovil

Where: 
Tesco, Queensway, Yeovil BA20 1DL
When: 
Saturday 11 August @ 9:00am
Contact: 
Mark Few: 07931 356482

We’re urging Tesco to drop this horror farm and we need your support to keep up the momentum. The more support we have, the more pressure we can apply. We’re campaigning to end this cruelty. Please donate today

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