Urge Council to Reject Application for Dairy Factory Farm in Powys
In July 2010, Fraser Jones submitted an application to expand an existing dairy farm in order to house 1,000 cows. The application was later withdrawn before being resubmitted. Now we have one final chance to prevent this monstrosity from happening before the final decision is made. If approved, the plan would condemn 1,000 cows to a life of misery and suffering. The resubmission contained cosmetic changes but would mean the same suffering for cows.
Cows on dairy factory farms are forced to produce unnaturally high yields of milk, pushing their bodies to exhaustion. They are repeatedly impregnated only to have their calves torn away from them within a mere day or two of birth. Female calves spend their first few weeks in tiny stalls, and at 15 months of age, they enter the same hellish cycle as their mothers. Male calves, who are deemed surplus waste of the dairy industry, are either shot at birth or sold to the veal industry. Cows have a natural lifespan of about 20 years or more, but most in the dairy industry are killed between the ages of 4 and 7 (and many are often pregnant at the time of slaughter).
Cows in normal-sized dairy herds of approximately 120 already suffer extreme pain, distress and discomfort. The plan to house 1,000 cows on one farm will inevitably guarantee nothing but a rise in the incidence of disease, infection and suffering.
Please help stop this monstrous unit from being erected.
Please send a polite letter to the Powys County Council voicing your objection to the application.
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