Northern Ireland pig farm under scrutiny after activist visit

Agriculture inspectors have visited a pig farm in Northern Ireland after the farm had been entered last week by about 40 activists from the global movement Meat the Victims.

The Northern Ireland Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) sent inspectors to the farm to investigate potential welfare breaches.

DAERA did so after animal welfarist group Meat the Victims claimed that the animals were being kept in poor conditions. The activists entered the farm near Cloughmills, Co. Antrim, last week Tuesday, January 13. Members of the group posted live video footage of their actions on the farm on social media. They also posted pictures, which contained images of dead pigs and others that had been injured.
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