Beef sector deadlock continues as protest force closure of 12 plants

Posted on September,10,2019 | 0 Comments

Some protestors have told the High Court they will not obstruct meat processors. There is no indication of a resumption of talks aimed at resolving the crisis in the beef sector, as a number of protesters gave commitments to the High Court on Friday they would not obstruct the work of meat processing plants. Minister […]

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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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Beef sector deadlock continues as protest force closure of 12 plants

Posted on August,31,2019 | 0 Comments

Some protestors have told the High Court they will not obstruct meat processors There is no indication of a resumption of talks aimed at resolving the crisis in the beef sector, as a number of protesters gave commitments to the High Court on Friday they would not obstruct the work of meat processing plants. Minister […]

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Liffey Meats owner secures temporary injunction against protesters

Posted on August,31,2019 | 0 Comments

The owner of three beef processing plants has secured a temporary High Court injunction restraining protesters from blockading of its factories and from intimidating their staff and suppliers. The order was granted in favour of Liffey Meats, which owns and operates plants outside Ballinasloe in Co Roscommon, Ballyjamesduff in Co Cavan and Hackettstown in Co […]

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Arrests made after activists storm Kent abattoir

Posted on August,29,2019 | 0 Comments

A video has emerged which shows vegan campaigners storming two Kent abattoirs earlier this week. Two slaughterhouses owned by Forge Farm Meats were targeted by the activists, many of them hooded and masked. They glued themselves to machinery at the Tunbridge Wells abattoir in the early hours of Tuesday morning (27 August). read the full […]

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Brazil’s JBS says it uses satellites to monitor cattle suppliers

Posted on August,29,2019 | 0 Comments

The world’s largest meatpacker JBS SA is closely monitoring the origin of the cattle it buys in Brazil amid heightened concerns about environmental preservation and sustainable business practices, its chief executive said on Wednesday. Speaking at an industry event in São Paulo, JBS Chief Executive Gilberto Tomazoni said the company is using satellite technology to […]

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Farmers vow to continue beef protest despite court injunction

Posted on August,29,2019 | 0 Comments

Beef protests are continuing outside a number of meat factories despite a High Court injunction preventing groups from blocking entries to plants. Farmers’ group Beef Plan Movement have distanced themselves from the unofficial protests, with farmers on the picket saying they are not protesting as part of any group. On Tuesday, the High Court issued […]

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Fire crews battle blaze at Farnborough abattoir

Posted on August,21,2019 | 0 Comments

Firefighters spent over two and a half hours fighting a blaze at an abattoir in Farnborough overnight. They were called shortly after 2.30am this morning (20 August) after reports of a fire at the site in Peabody Road. When they arrived they found a fire in the changing room, which they described as “fully involved”. […]

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Halal abattoir workers sentenced after welfare incidents

Posted on August,14,2019 | 0 Comments

Halal abattoir workers who were filming hacking at sheep’s throats repeatedly have been prosecuted following an undercover investigation. Workers from the Malik Food Group slaughterhouse in Burnley, Lancashire have been sentenced after secret cameras were placed on the premise back in 2017. On three occasions a stockman was caught on camera deliberately picking sheep up […]

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‘Farmers are being bullied over misplaced anti-meat focus of climate change debate’, union leader says

Posted on August,14,2019 | 0 Comments

Farmers are being made to feel “isolated” and “terrorised” because of a deeply flawed approach to tackling climate change, according to the industry’s union leader. Minette Batters has accused a “metropolitan elite” of bullying farmers by focusing on meat-eating alone to tackle climate change. The president of the National Farmers’ Union (NFU), posting on social […]

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