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Petition against planned Broiler Chicken Farm in Anakie near Geelong

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TAKEN FROM A RECENT PRESS RELEASE FROM THE ANIMAL JUSTICE PARTY WESTERN REGION, VICTORIA:

City of Greater Geelong Administrators have opened a Pandora’s Box of cruelty that they have no power to put a lid on, says the Animal Justice Party’s Western Regional Leader, Andy Meddick.

“When the Administrators opened the door by approving the factory farming of fourteen thousand goats by Nuchev, they now have no choice but to also approve this new chamber of horrors, a massive chicken broiler farm of some four hundred thousand souls”. Mr Meddick said.

“This disgusting facility is also proposed to be duplicated just 1.5kms away, just a short drive from the factory goat farm”. He said. “Thus, with the original eight shed site, duplicated and added to the Nuchev development, we see the beginnings of an enormous precinct of unsightly sheds. Factories of animal cruelty on a scale never seen by the residents and visitors to this area”.

Mr Meddick cited the extremely short and painful lives that broiler chickens live as reason alone for concerned people to lodge objections to the proposals, and to sign a petition on Change.org.

“Broiler chickens grow to maturity from birth in just on average 37 days, presenting with overly large breasts and thighs, resulting in their being unable to carry their own weight on an immature bone structure, and heart and respiratory problems are the norm. They also present as a grotesque, Frankenstein’s monster, with enormously enlarged bodies, but the small head of the juvenile chick”.

“This is not a life of any sort for these animals, and to force it upon them is certainly not the actions of a so-called civilised society. The potential for such a horrifying farming precinct is not only real, but because of the Administrators prior approval, looks a certainty”. Mr Meddick concluded.

Geelong Advertiser Article:

http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/news/plans-for-massive-broiler-farm-at-anakie/news-story/953c53b3af1d02f3e22495ec0059343d

Please submit an online Objection to the City of Greater Geelong here:

http://www.geelongaustralia.com.au/advertisedplanning/adlist_detail.aspx?app_number=684/2014

Image: Geelong Advertiser



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