Animal slaughter ruling in Belgium stirs religious freedom debate

Posted on September,10,2019 | 0 Comments

New law says animals must be stunned before slaughter, winning activists’ support but upsetting Jews and Muslims. Brussels and Wallonia, Belgium – Inside his Brussels office, animal rights activist Michel Vandenbosch opens a large book he wrote about the Global Action in the Interest of Animals, or GAIA, Belgium’s leading animal rights organisation. Vandenbosch, its […]

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Brazil says China approves 25 meat processing plants for exports

Posted on September,10,2019 | 0 Comments

Brazil’s Agriculture Ministry said on Monday that China has authorized 25 Brazilian meat processing facilities to export to China. In a statement, the ministry said the plants include 17 for beef exports, six for chicken, and one each for pork and donkey meat. (Reporting by Jamie McGeever, editing by Louise Heavens) read the full story […]

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‘We cannot and will not condone illegal blockading of meat plants’ – Beef Plan

Posted on August,31,2019 | 0 Comments

The Beef Plan Movement has stated that it “cannot and will not” condone the illegal blockading of factories. In a statement, issued by the group’s co-chairman Hugh Doyle and Eamon Corley, the movement said it will continue to support farmers that want to exercise their right to peaceful protest. The communication follows a decision in the High […]

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Meat processors say significant lay-offs inevitable as protests shut down 12 plants

Posted on August,31,2019 | 0 Comments

Meat Industry Ireland (MII), the association which represents the meat processing sector in Ireland, has said this morning that the continued ‘blockading’ of beef processing plants across the country has already forced companies into staff lay-offs and, if this coordinated illegal disruption continues, further significant staff lay-offs in the coming days are inevitable. MII said […]

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Tulip sold to Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation for £290million

Posted on August,29,2019 | 0 Comments

Tulip Limited employees more than 6,000 people The meat processing company Tulip Limited, which employs hundreds of people in Cornwall, has been sold for £290million. Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation has announced that it has signed a contract to acquire Tulip Limited from Danish Crown. read the full story – Cornwall Live Gayle McDonald

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KFC will start testing Beyond Meat fried chicken

Posted on August,29,2019 | 0 Comments

Kentucky fried plant-based chicken is coming to a KFC in Atlanta this week. In a test of Beyond Meat’s latest fake meat creation, KFC will offer “Beyond Fried Chicken” at a single restaurant in Smyrna, Georgia, near Atlanta’s SunTrust Park. Beyond Meat (BYND) has added chicken to its lineup of plant-based products, which include burger, ground beef and […]

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Vegans storm abattoir and refuse to leave until all animals are released

Posted on August,29,2019 | 0 Comments

Vegans have stormed an abattoir in Kent and chained themselves to railings saying they refuse to move until the animals there are freed. Activists from the group Smash Speciesism posted a video to Facebook this morning claiming they had targeted two slaughterhouses owned by Forge Farm Meats in Tunbridge Wells in the early hours. The […]

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Farmer protesters gather at Liffey Meats in Cavan

Posted on August,29,2019 | 0 Comments

Following the outbreak of a second wave of protests at beef processing facilities around the country, Liffey Meats in Ballyjamesduff in Co. Cavan is the latest site to be affected. According to a post on the ‘Irish Farming Discussion Group’ page on Facebook, posted this morning, Tuesday, August 27, a small group of farmers, in high-visibility […]

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‘Legal action necessary to allow resumption of processing’ – Dawn Meats

Posted on August,29,2019 | 0 Comments

A statement from Dawn Meats has said “it is regrettable that legal action has been necessary to allow for an orderly resumption of processing activity”. The statement comes as Dawn Meats has today, Tuesday, August 27, been granted an injunction in the High Court to stop protesters from blocking the entry and exit of lorries […]

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Protesting beef farmer faces jail for contempt of court as meat battle set to intensify

Posted on August,29,2019 | 0 Comments

The High Court will tomorrow decide if a protesting farmer will be sent to jail in the first of what Mr Justice Senan Allen was told could be many applications for contempt of court. Yesterday at the High Court, Dawn Meats claimed protests at one of its processing plants have escalated since it secured an […]

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