Stop the chicken mega-farm

Close Up Of Intensive Broiler Chickens

A planning application has been submitted for a new factory farm in Northamptonshire. The proposed mega-farm would house more than 500,000 chickens at any one time, making it one of the largest in the UK.

There is little information available about manner in which the chickens would be kept inside the ten giant sheds, but we know they will be suffering from overcrowding in filthy conditions, barren environments, and rapid growth rates.

This is not the direction in which British farming should be going. Please consider objecting to this farm today. Time is tight; the closing date for objections is not clear but we know they will be reviewing the application very soon. Approving a mega-farm of this scale would have national ramifications – so please take a moment to object, even if you are not a local resident.

Countless reports show the detrimental impacts of factory farming on animal welfare, human health, rural livelihoods and the environment. Approval of this farm would be a clear choice by East Northamptonshire Council that they support and promote the spread of factory farming in the UK.

In your objection you might like to mention the scale of the farm, ammonia released by decomposing chicken manure and potential local environmental pollution. Chicken welfare is sadly not a planning criteria, but please do mention your welfare concerns.

You can see Compassion’s own objection letter here.

You can learn more about the spread of factory farming in the UK by looking at our groundbreaking map.

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