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  • 27
  • Feb

Foston Update: Positive Step as Environment Agency Rejects Application

Earlier this week, the Environment Agency rejected an application from Midland Pig Producers regarding their proposed intensive, US-style factory farm in Foston, Derbyshire. The agency said it would “offend human senses”.

For years now, our supporters have been speaking out against the plans for this factory farm, as it would offend animal senses, too! The proposed factory farm would imprison up to 25,000 pigs at a time and send 1,000 pigs a week to slaughter.

© Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals

Pigs are not commodities: they are intelligent, sentient animals with distinct personalities. The proposed factory farm would … Read more.


  • 25
  • Feb

A Pig Given a Chance at Life: Meet Fella

The Amazing Fella could have ended up as a bacon butty or sausage roll – but instead, he’s living the high life in Cambridgeshire, where he shares his home with his guardians, Emily and Dustin, and their three dogs.

Fella the Pig!

Just like his doggie flatmates, cheeky Fella loves to cuddle on the sofa and go out for walks. And he’s quite the activist, too. When he’s out and about, he wears a bright harness with the message “Don’t eat pork!” to encourage others to spare a thought for his cousins who never get … Read more.


  • 03
  • Feb

Vegan Underground – Giant Animals Take Over the Tube!

London commuters are being given some food for thought, courtesy of a ridiculously cute PETA ad appearing in 25 different underground stations!

You Can Live Without Those Ribs - I Can't! Try Vegan

To mark the launch of the first in a series of new pro-vegan ads to be rolled out across the London underground network – a dozen giant “farm animals” descended on King’s Cross station this morning, with the message “Love me, don’t eat me!”

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The ad campaign aims to challenge people to think critically about their meat consumption from the perspective of the animals who are killed for food and … Read more.


  • 13
  • Dec

Ministry of Justice Opposes Pig ‘Prison’

Backing up the calls of local people, animal-welfare groups and 30,000 PETA supporters, the Ministry of Justice has publicly spoken out against plans to build a monstrous mega-farm in Foston, Derbyshire.

The proposed pig factory farm is on a green-field site adjacent to a women’s prison, meaning that in addition to inflicting uninterrupted misery on the farm’s animal inmates, it could adversely affect the vulnerable women housed at HMP Foston.

Pig Prison

Factory farming is detrimental to the environment, causing unpleasant odours, noise, increased traffic and greenhouse-gas emissions . It’s been linked to human … Read more.


  • 20
  • Nov

Yes! Poland Stops Dismembering Animals in Military Trauma Training

Just in from Warsaw – the Polish Armed Forces have confirmed that live animals will no longer be cut open, mutilated or killed in archaic training exercises. This progressive decision comes as a result of two years of discussions with PETA and its international affiliates and almost 30,000 letters to Polish officials from concerned people through action alerts posted by PETA and its international affiliates.

Victory as Poland ends military trauma training with live animals

Well done, everyone! This is wonderful news, both for Polish soldiers, who will now be trained for the battlefield using more effective modern human-like medical simulators, … Read more.


  • 23
  • Aug

Live-Animal Trauma Training Needs to End

Did you know that the British Army “trains” personnel by making them shoot, stab and break the bones of live pigs? These barbaric exercises go on despite the fact that humane alternatives exist, and they appear to violate EU law.

We’ve just appealed to European Commission Director-General for Environment Karl Falkenberg urging him to launch an investigation into deadly medical trauma training on animals that is being conducted by the militaries of Denmark, Norway, Poland and the UK.

JMcArthur-0932Directive 2010/63/EU states that animals must not be used when non-animal options are available. … Read more.


  • 23
  • Jul

10 Things You Never Knew About Pigs (With Photos)

If you’ve ever seen Babe, it should come as no surprise to learn that pigs are interesting, intelligent and sensitive. They’re also some of the most intensively farmed animals in the world.

 Right now, an intensive pig “prison” that would keep 25,000 animals at a time under lock and key is being considered in Foston, Derbyshire. Please check out these 10 facts to learn why pigs deserve better than being turned into bacon:

1.Pigs are one of the smartest animals (ahead of dogs and toddlers!).

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  • 10
  • Mar

Mother’s Day Down on the Farm

Mums are awesome. But while you’re showing yours how much you love her on Mother’s Day – or, if you’re a mother yourself, enjoying some well-earned appreciation – it’s worth remembering that animals are often parents, too. Just like us, other animals have strong maternal instincts, feel instant love for their children and want to watch them grow up. But in the farming industry, they rarely get the chance: their babies are snatched away from them, never to be seen again.

Here’s a little more info about what it’s like to be … Read more.


  • 28
  • Jan

The Life of a Piglet

A new documentary, Pig Vision, follows two brothers born on a pretty typical pig farm in Austria. One of the brothers, known as X15, is held in a rearing pen and lives through the horrific process that awaits the vast majority of pigs in the European Union.

The other brother, Jackpot, is rescued and grows up on a sanctuary. The contrast is stark, as one brother lives a social, playful life while the other is denied everything that is natural and important to him.

The conditions portrayed in the video are … Read more.


  • 09
  • Jan

Let’s Show Compassion to Pigs of Every Creed and Colour

Consumers were recently advised to buy only pork from British pigs, following the news that up to 40 per cent of pork produced in the EU does not comply with animal welfare regulations. But here’s a better message for anyone who truly cares about animal welfare: don’t buy meat at all!

What the pork industry won’t tell you is that all factory farmed pigs, both in Britain and abroad, endure a life of pain and suffering.

Most pigs in the UK spend their entire lives indoors, in cramped, filthy warehouses. … Read more.