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Battery cows! What sort of society do we live in?

September 5, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Just as we thought we had got rid of the unbelievably cruel battery hen farming, along comes battery cow farming. Remember the Anchor butter adverts: ‘free range cows’? Well it seems that it’s no joke after all. The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) is warning that right here in the UK, in Lincolnshire, a company called Nocton Dairies is planning to imprison more than 8000 cows in permanent cubicles where they will do nothing but eat and make milk.

WSPA has reason to believe that Nocton Dairies intends to resubmit its planning application in the autumn, for an industrial dairy operation in Lincolnshire to house 8,100 cows in 22 acres of indoor sheds.

Nocton Dairies is a glimpse of the future if we don’t put a stop to it. Thousands of indoor battery cows, overworked to exhaustion and their welfare compromised; housed in a cubicle system associated with an unacceptably high risk of fear, pain and behavioural problems.

Sign up for WSPA’s ‘Not in my cuppa’ campaign here.

And please spread this message. If there’s nothing else you can do, and you’re on Twitter, just press the Tweet button below: let’s let the power of Twitter spread this message!

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  1. Deborah
    September 9, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    Thanks Kevin for helping raise awareness of this dreadful proposal. I’m with the campaign group which encompasses most of the villages that surround the proposed site. The more we learn about these American style diary CAFO units – the more horrified we become. Not only is it a retrograde step for UK dairy farming – which could see an end to the traditional dairy farm. With the threat of pollution, of air and our precious water aquifer (in the driest county in the UK) it’s an environmental disaster waiting to happen.

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