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Farmageddon is coming‏

January 20, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments
Philip Lymbery, Compassion’s CEO, has carried out a three-year global investigation into the devastating impact of factory farming on animals, people and our planet. Now, his findings are being brought together in Farmageddon, published by Bloomsbury on 30 January.

Farmageddon exposes how intensive farming causes unparalleled food waste, damage to our health and the countryside, and is the world’s biggest cause of animal cruelty. We have made a series of short films to accompany the book. Take a look at the first film, in which Philip reveals the sheer scale of the factory farming problem.

Farmageddon on film
Watch the first film in Philip’s Farmageddon series now.

Beirut slaughterhouse – update

Thank you so much to the 115,000 fantastic people who have called for action on the appalling suffering we uncovered at Beirut Public Slaughterhouse. Unfortunately, the Lebanese Government have not yet responded. Perhaps they think that we will simply walk away. If so, they are wrong.

We are now directly lobbying Lebanese ambassadors and the Agriculture Ministers in EU countries that export farm animals to the Lebanon. We are determined to see the slaughterhouse shut down, completely refurbished and its staff re-trained. We’re so grateful for everyone’s support.

Bringing Hope to Europe’s pigs

Thanks to the generosity of Compassion supporters, Hope – our giant pig – has now taken to the streets of France, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland and the Czech Republic. She has gathered media attention, thousands of signatures for our Pig Petition, and even been captured in birds-eye view by a film-maker in Milan.

Hope’s tour of Europe will reach Brussels in March, where we will present EU Agriculture Ministers with our 330,000-strong petition calling for an end to illegal cruelty to pigs. If you haven’t already signed Compassion’s fastest-growing petition, it’s not too late to do so here.

Hope the pig in Poland
Hope defying the cold in Warsaw, November 2013
Compassion Nederland’s “Send straw to the minister” campaign

And good news for Dutch pigs

Last month the Dutch Parliament voted through two motions to ensure compliance with the EU Pigs Directive. The Government must now work with the pig industry to fix a date to end tail docking and ensure pigs are given straw or a similar material to root in.

Congratulations to Compassion in World Farming Nederland and other local campaigners on this major step forward for Dutch pigs.

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