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Udderly ridiculous

Our animals are in danger. Under secretive new government plans, factory farm bosses would be put in charge of monitoring how well they treat their livestock. [1] It would mean putting the protection of our sheep, cows and chickens in the hands of companies whose whole purpose is to make a profit out of them.

It’s like asking children to mark their own homework.

The government thought they could sneak past these changes on the quiet – and they’re planning to start dishing out powers to farming bosses in just a few weeks. [2, 3] But if we come together in huge numbers and prove how unpopular these plans are, we could push the government to back down – and give our animals the protection they deserve.

If you think animal welfare rules shouldn’t be left in the hands of factory farming bosses, add your name to the petition here. It’ll take less than a minute:

SIGN THE PETITION

 

38 Degrees members stand up to companies when they try to put profit over basic decency. Cows, chicks and horses don’t have voices of their own – it’s down to us to speak up for them. So when 38 Degrees member Cas heard the news about the animal welfare plans, she knew she had to start a campaign.

Here’s what Cas has to say:

“The meat industry has had many scandals over the years.

“Weakening regulations can only increase animal suffering – and impact the people consuming meat reared under poorer quality conditions.”

Click here to sign the petition now:

SIGN THE PETITION


Thanks for being involved,

Luke, Bex, Robin and the 38 Degrees team

Help stop giant new chicken farm in Yorkshire

From the Animal Aid website:

HELP STOP GIANT NEW CHICKEN FARM IN YORKSHIRE

Chickens in a broilerPlease submit an objection to plans for a huge new chicken farm in Yorkshire, which could rear more than a million birds per year in cramped, filthy conditions, before sending them to a terrifying slaughterhouse death.

We conducted an undercover investigation at another farm run by H Barker and Son, the company applying to build the new ‘unit’. We uncovered distressing scenes of animal suffering, including birds with missing feathers and raw, sore-looking skin, birds with hock burns (caused by the filthy bedding) and birds collapsing under their excessive body weight. Outside the farm was a pile of dead chickens, left exposed to the open air.

Please help stop H Barker and Son from building a new chicken farm by submitting an objection to the plans, using this link. If you can take a moment to personalise the letter, then that will ensure it has maximum impact.