LETTER: Don’t support this suffering

Your letters
Your letters

The government last week released details of on-farm inspections from 2015, and they make depressing reading.

Of the hundreds of thousands of animal farms across Great Britain, just 1,681 were inspected throughout the whole year. Although the figures offer sparse detail, pigs and ‘broiler’ chickens appear to be among the least inspected species, despite them being the most intensively farmed.

Animal Aid has conducted dozens of on-farm inspections over the past decade and found appalling suffering in every pig and chicken farm we have visited.

For a nation of animal lovers, their treatment is a scandal. But so, too, is the paucity of official inspections when groups like Animal Aid routinely reveal so much suffering on British farms.

Please ensure that your food choices are not supporting this suffering. You can order a free Go Vegan pack by visiting www.animalaid.org.uk/go/veganpack or phoning 01732 364 546.

Isobel Hutchinson

Head of Campaigns, Animal Aid, The Old Chapel, Bradford Street, Tonbridge


Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.

Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.

1) Make our website your homepage at www.midsussextimes.co.uk

2) Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/midsussextimes

3) Follow us on Twitter @midsussex_times

4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.

And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!

The Mid Sussex Times - always the first with your local news.

Be part of it.