Make Sure That Proposed Intensive Chicken Farm Doesn't Go Ahead
Chickens on intensive broiler factory farms – where birds are raised for meat – endure unabated misery for their entire short lives. Confined to dark, filthy, crowded sheds, they may never see the sun or have the chance to spread their wings. They are dosed with antibiotics to fight disease and bred to grow so large so fast that many become crippled under their own weight and suffer organ failure. They can be as young as 41 days old when they reach "slaughter weight" and are killed.
This summer, more than five thousand PETA supporters took action and wrote to Wychavon District Council and asked council members to reject an application to build one of these cruel facilities in Upton Snodsbury, Worcestershire. The facility would have housed up to 80,000 animals at a time in appalling conditions. The council listened. At a committee meeting in October, the appalling factory farm proposal was thrown out – to the relief of compassionate people in Worcestershire and beyond.
However, the applicant has now appealed this decision, which is why we're asking you to speak up for chickens again.
Please urge the Planning Inspectorate to stand by Wychavon District Council's decision and refuse permission for this inhumane broiler chicken facility. The closing date for comments is 12 December, so we need to act now!
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