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Suffering in British farms must be ended

Published 17/08/2016

The Government has 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.

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.


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