There’s a new James Bond film just around the corner, but former 007 Roger Moore has moved on from the models and martinis.
Instead Moore is making headlines for openly denouncing the development of a giant pig farm in the Foston, Derbyshire area of England. Debates about the development have been going on for more than a year, with residents expressing concern about the smell, noise pollution, traffic, health implications and pig welfare.
Now Moore has stepped into the ring, describing the potential 25,000-sow operation (and other factory farms in general) as “concentration camps for animals.” Moore also said that he believes meat produced on such farms to be “unhealthy.”
Midland Pig Producers, the company behind the project, waved away his concerns, with a spokesman saying that “the farm would be focused on high welfare and said there was a need to produce more meat in the country.”
Or maybe there’s just a need for more vegetarians.
Either way, we’re happy to see all the public outcry against this mega pork producer. Here’s hoping Moore has a license to kill…the project.
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China DeSpain Freeman is an Atlanta and San Antonio based writer and blogger. She loves pop culture, animal rights, health and fitness, international travel, books and wigs. You can find more of her work at themodernista.com and writefork.com. Follow China on Twitter: @ChinaDeSpain