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65,000 say no to Nocton

News Section Icon Published 12/01/2011

Compassion would like to thank all of its supporters who have objected to Nocton Dairies' plans for a 'mega-dairy' in rural Lincolnshire - where over 3,700 cows will be housed indoors with little or no access to outdoor grazing.

North Kesteven District Council (NKDC) has so far received approximately 11,600 official objections to the plans (and counting). In one day alone (Monday 10th January) they received a staggering 10,000 email objections.

Yesterday our alliance partners, campaign group 38 Degrees, marked the end of the consultation period by delivering a petition to NKDC with 53,223 signatures.

The District Council will now collate and analyse the objections, with the aim of making a decision in March.

Pat Thomas, Nocton Campaign Manager for Compassion in World Farming, said:

"This is an amazing response and it's fantastic that so many people from across the UK, including our supporters, have objected to these plans for a US-style 'mega-dairy'.

"Compassion urges NKDC to listen to the tens of thousands of people and organisations who have sent in their objections and signed petitions.

"Our supporters have sent a clear message to NKDC - that they do not want to see a 'mega-dairy' developed in Britain as it would be a disaster for the local people, for the environment, for animal welfare and for the future of dairy farming in the UK."

We believe that farm animals should not and need not suffer.

If you agree, please support us today. Your donation could help end all forms of farm animal cruelty and help us stop factory farming in its tracks. We receive no government funding so rely entirely on the generosity of our supporters to prevent cruelty to farm animals all over the world.


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