UK Company, Midland Pig Producers (MPP) is applying (application CW9/0311/174) to build an indoor pig factory farm on a green field site near the village of Foston, Derbyshire. If the plans are approved it would be one of the largest factory farms in the UK, containing 2,500 mother pigs (sows) and around 25,000 pigs, with 1,000 going for slaughter each week.
Congratulations! The target of 25,000 objections through our online petition has now been reached! – That’s one objection for every pig to be confined inside this factory farm. This is an enormous accomplishment and we want to thank you for taking a stand against factory farming. The petition will remain open allowing people to continue to oppose this factory farm proposal until a decision has been made by Derbyshire County Council.
The message is simple; use the power of your purse to buy from farms, not factories.
Ask for high-welfare pork at the supermarket or butcher, or better still shop at local farmers’ markets as both you and the farmer get a fair price and your money stays in the local economy.
Voice your opinion to your elected officials. Ask your local and national representatives to watch the film and impress upon them the threat that factory pig farming poses to farmers, workers, communities, public health, animal welfare, and the environment.
Find out the policies on factory farming that other organisations in your country or region are campaigning to change and write to your elected officials supporting these changes. These policies have a major impact on the future of pig farming and agriculture as a whole. It is up to us to demand that they become a part of the discussion.
Opportunities to join the Farms Not Factories campaign.