Animal rights protesters target Pilgrim’s Pride pork plant

Source: Jennifer Shike, Farm Journal’s Pork, 8 September 2020, photo credit: Meat + Poultry/Pilgram’s Pride

A Pilgrim’s Pride’s pork plant in the United Kingdom has been targeted by a climate and animal rights group that blames livestock farming as the cause of pandemics and climate change, reports The Grocer.

On Monday around 4 a.m., four protestors from Animal Rebellion entered the packing plant in Ashton-Under-Lyne. Meanwhile, another set of activists blockaded the site entrance, the article said.

According to the protestors, slaughterhouse workers have been forced into horrendous conditions and have no choice but to continue working during the pandemic.
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