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Guildford Man Campaigns Against Factory Farming and Potential For A New Pandemic

Published on: 11 Jun, 2020
Updated on: 14 Jun, 2020

A Guildford man, Connor Jackson, is teaming up with Made In Chelsea celebrity and vegan activist, Lucy Watson, in a new campaign to ban what he calls “dangerous factory farms.”

He wants to raise awareness of what he sees as the cruelty of factory farming but also, to show that it has the potential to cause another pandemic because of crowded conditions on the intensive farms, breeding and the use of antibiotics affecting the immune systems.

Connor Jackson, pictured in a campaign last year against supermarkets, is asking people to sign a petition to ban factory farms.

Connor Jackson, 26, a former student of Guildford County School, is the CEO of Open Cages. The organisation aims to document factory farm conditions, influence retail standards in the UK and abroad and push for legal changes to protect animals and, said Connor, its support is rapidly growing.

He said: “In the wake of Covid-19, Boris Johnson and his government have come under increasing pressure to address the cruelty and danger hidden on British intensive farms – where 70 per cent of the UK’s animal products are produced.”

Lucy Watson, Made In Chelsea star and vegan activist, is supporting the Open Cages’ campaign to ban factory farming.

Celebrity Lucy Watson is supporting the campaign by Open Cages, Ban Factory Farms, and wants people to sign the petition and to demand that the government to ban the practise.

Ms Watson said: “For years I’ve been against factory farming, the cruel industry that causes suffering in millions of animals every year. And now, the Covid-19 pandemic has shown us that keeping so many animals in dirty, cramped conditions isn’t just inhumane, it is a danger to public health.”

Lucy is a vocal animal rights advocate and vegan, said that her concerns are widely held by many experts.

Library picture of poultry on a factory farm.

Mr Jackson said: “Animals are not machines, and yet that’s how we treat them. Factory farms are no good for humanity at all. Let us be world leaders and have the courage to work together after Covid-19 to build a better future for all and ban factory farms.”

This article is based on a press release issued by Open Cages.

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Responses to Guildford Man Campaigns Against Factory Farming and Potential For A New Pandemic

  1. Amy Duffield Reply

    June 12, 2020 at 5:47 pm

    I think factory farming should be banned.

  2. Jules Cranwell Reply

    June 13, 2020 at 9:25 am

    If you want to influence an end to factory farming, just don’t eat meat or poultry. Simple.

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