Animal rights group sounds alarm over 40m livestock deaths on UK
Livestock suffer ‘traumatic’ deaths caused by fires, floods, road collisions, disease and neglect
Saturday 29 November 2014
More than 40 million farm animals are estimated to die each year in the
UK before they reach the slaughterhouse, according to a report to be
published this week which urges the government to introduce measures
that would compel farmers to disclose the numbers.
The report, The Uncounted Dead: Farming’s unofficial victims, by
Animal Aid, an organisation opposed to meat eating, is the first to put a
figure on the number of animals that die before slaughter.
Carrots in the car park. Radishes on the roundabout. The deliciously eccentric story of the town growing ALL its own veg
By Vincent Graff
UPDATED: 16:31, 10 December 2011
Admittedly, it sounds like the most foolhardy of criminal capers, and one of the cheekiest, too.
Outside the police station in the small Victorian mill town of Todmorden, West Yorkshire, there are three large raised flower beds.
If you’d visited a few months ago, you’d have found them overflowing with curly kale, carrot plants, lettuces, spring onions — all manner of vegetables and salad leaves.