Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Pigs Killed After Vandals Attack Free Range Farm

Pigs Killed After Vandals Attack Free Range Farm
By Dominic Prince

Animal rights extremists have been accused of attacking a farm belonging to Peter Gott, who uses free range and organic methods and is also a mentor to Jamie Oliver.

Fences that were used to keep rare breeds apart were cut and ancient stone walls were broken down to encourage the wild boar to escape.

Mr Gott said: "We are a very welfare-friendly operation but certain species do not always get on well together.

"Two saddleback boars and a wild boar fought and crushed four piglets to death. "One sow has died and one sow who was due to give birth is so badly injured that we do not expect her unborn piglets to survive."

Mr Gott added: "How this can be described as animal rights I don't know." Sillfield Farm near Kendal, Cumbria was attacked in the early hours of Friday.

Jamie Oliver, who buys two pigs a week for his restaurant from Mr Gott, sent him a text message that read: "I am so sorry mate. Why would they want to do that? I just don't understand it at all."

Mr Gott's 150 wild boar roam free in 18 acres of woodland. The animals are fed on conventional pig feed as well as worms and grubs and he will not use growth promoters, genetically modified grain or additives.

The Highwayman Inn at nearby Kirby Lonsdale was also attacked.

Six windows were smashed, the tyres of vehicles in the car park were slashed and the attackers also sprayed "Free the Boar" on the wall of the pub, which buys meat from Mr Gott.



Blogger The Merry Widow said...

They are good children to their father, who only comes to; kill, steal or destroy!


3:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


As a famous lefty mass murderer once said, 'It is easier to blow up trains than make them run on time'

They are all fools...

7:18 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

They've also done that same thing up here with a family-owned mink ranch. The activists let the minks out and they caused a 'mink slick' as they surged across the highway; many were killed. For the ones that DID get away, they overwhelmed the local animal ecology which wasn't good for the environment--and they also ruined that family's business. Quite a record of 'accomplishment'.

10:43 AM  
Anonymous bobcat said...

Lousy sonuvabitches!

1:34 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Gosh, I wonder where Les is making his excuses for these people???

8:12 AM  

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