Joanna Lumley, Deborah Meaden, Peter Egan, Evanna Lynch, Kate Ford and Mike Beckingham have all spoken out against cages in Compassion in World Farming’s exciting new campaign film ‘Dear Humans’, released today (11th March).
‘Dear Humans’ is based around a short, powerful and thought provoking address from Britain’s caged farm animals to the UK public.
Most cages are barren, cramped and deny the animals space to move freely. They are cruel and completely unnecessary. ‘Dear Humans’ highlights the reality for the 16 million UK farm animals currently suffering in cages.
This latest push from Compassion in World Farming to End the Cage Age is being supported by Animal Aid, Animal Equality, Humane Society International, OneKind, PETA, RSPCA, Sustain, The Humane League and Viva!. All ten animal welfare organisations are backing a parliamentary petition calling on the Government to end the use of cages for UK farm animals.
“Every farm animal should have the chance to feel the sun on their back and the earth under their feet, yet in the UK alone, around 16 million farm animals are trapped in cages every year,” said Dragon’s Den favourite and petition creator, Deborah Meaden. “Higher-welfare cage-free systems are viable, making the use of cruel cages in farming totally unnecessary.”
100,000 petition signatures are needed to bring about a parliamentary debate on the use of cages for farm animals. This debate could be a powerful tool in the battle against cage cruelty, rallying MPs to support a change in the law and putting pressure on the Government to give millions of farm animals a life worth living.