Stop pig farm opening in Dorset

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Pennymore Pitt farm in East Stour are trying to open a pig farm that will house 2000 pigs at at time. Pigs will be housed in the two barns from the age of 20 days for 28 weeks. 

Pigs are highly intelligent animals, they are naturally clean animals that enjoy foraging for food, exploring, playing & building nests. On these type of farms, thousands of pigs are crammed into sheds, forced to live in unhygienic conditions, many suffer for disease and sickness, they are denied any form of natural behaviour. 

The Woodland Trust had objected to the application due to concerns about the levels of ammonia and nitrogen that could be produced and the impact it could have on nearby Duncliffe Woods which is classified as ancient woodland.

Serious pollution incidents in the UK from livestock farms are now a weekly occurrence, leading to damage to wildlife, fish, farm livestock and air and water pollution. Some of the serious incidents have been linked to megafarms, which can house hundreds of thousands of chickens or thousands of pigs and which are on the rise in the UK. 

Animal agriculture is the second largest contributor to human-made greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions after fossil fuels and is a leading cause of deforestation, water and air pollution and biodiversity loss.

The opening of this pig farm will cause the unnecessary stuffing of thousand of pigs, the pollution of surrounding areas and ancient woodlands.

Please deny the application for Pennymore Pitts farm pig farm