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Pig Business on More4 WEBSITE

News Section Icon Published 17/07/2009

Tracy Worcester's documentary on intensive pig farming can still be seen here on the More4 website.

Please do watch it if you haven't yet seen it yet and tell your friends and family.

Former actress, Tracy Worcester has campaigned for years for quality food, animal welfare and environmental protection. Pig Business is her four year exploration of intensive pig farming.

Teaser trailer from YouTube

Pig Business

The documentary reveals the global impact of intensive pig farming on the welfare of animals, local communities and the environment.

Compassion in World Farming has worked with her, providing footage from an undercover investigation into pig farming in Poland.

Pig Business was televised on More 4, Tuesday 30th June 2009.

In the film, Tracy shows how intensive production systems can harm human health and the environment, and how these systems push traditional farmers out of business. She travels from the UK to the US and Poland to meet local residents who demonstrate how they have been adversely affected by the new industrial pig production methods, as well as leading politicians. Tracy also confronts industrial farming executives with her findings and argues that supermarket labelling is an unreliable guide to where pork is actually sourced from.

Lasse Bruun, Compassion in World Farming's Head of Campaigns, comments: "What you see in Tracy's Pig Business is the shocking reality of intensive farming for the animals, the people and the planet. Animals are treated like factory units and suffer under the appalling welfare standards. Compassion in World Farming believes all animals should be reared under the best conditions, and for pigs this means outdoor bred and reared."

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