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A proposed giant turkey farm in the West Midlands has been described as a ‘prison’ by campaigners.

According to animal charity PETA, the farm in Staffordshire would ‘condemn 60,000 gentle birds a year to a miserable life and terrifying death’.

Now nearly 7,000 members of the public have urged South Staffordshire Council to reject the plan.

Environment

According to PETA, this kind of facility would have many negative impacts on the local area, on top of causing cruelty to animals.

A spokesperson said: “[This would] include noise from high-velocity roof fans, increased traffic from heavy goods vehicles on narrow country roads, and the generation of environmental pollutants such as ammonia. 

“Huge quantities of manure produced on site could also potentially contaminate surrounding water sources and land and have a detrimental impact on wildlife.”

Compassionate

PETA Director Elisa Allen said: “Thousands of compassionate people have spoken, and South Staffordshire Council should heed their concerns for animal welfare, the environment, and the health of the community.

“PETA is calling for the proposal to be rejected, sparing thousands of birds a lifetime of suffering and an agonising death.”

PBN has contacted South Staffordshire Council for comment.

Maria Chiorando

Maria is the editor of Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle.