The story of 120,000 pigs

The story of 120,000 pigs

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Petition to
Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

Why this petition matters

Started by Erin Taylor

The UK is set to incinerate between 100,000-150,000 pigs in the coming weeks as there is a shortage of abattoir staff post-Brexit. This number is set to continue rising, and many farmers across the UK have already had to cull pigs and piglets.

These pigs have been selected through no fault of their own - they're just over the ideal weight for slaughter/the meat industry and they're taking up too much space and money on farms.

Boris Johnson has stated that this is a 'necessary part' of the post-Brexit transition and that the UK public needs to understand that animals die in the food industry. Please remember, these pigs will not die to be eaten. They will be thrown into skips and then put into a livestock incinerator. 

These lives will be ended because there is nobody to make them into a roast dinner or a sausage sandwich. It's horrific and quite frankly evil.

This will be the largest cull of healthy animals in UK history and it has to stop. The government must take responsibility for this and give farmers an answer and a solution which means no more pigs have to die for no reason. 

101,719 have signed. Let’s get to 150,000!