Councillors donate PETA vegan ‘chicken’ to Grantham Foodbank
South Kesteven District councillors have donated a vegan ‘chicken’ hamper, gifted by PETA, to Grantham foodbank.
After SKDC councillors rejected plans for a 270,000 chicken farm in Great Ponton, the animal protection group PETA gifted them a hamper containing vegan ‘chicken’ products.
The councillors decided to donate the hamper, which included a Vegan ‘chicken’ pie and a tofu-based slow roasted ‘chicken’, amongst other plant-based products, to the local food bank.
The proposed plans from ADAS UK would have seen a six-shed farm, labelled a “chicken prison”, built at High Dyke, in Great Ponton.
PETA Director, Elisa Allen, said: “Thanks, in part, to a petition signed by over 25,000 PETA supporters, including Lincolnshire locals, thousands of sensitive chickens have been spared a lifetime of misery and a traumatic death.
“PETA applauds South Kesteven District Council for seeing the light – something the millions of chickens on UK factory farms are never able to do until the day they're taken to slaughter – and rejecting the proposal for a nightmarish new industrial-sized "broiler" unit.
The villagers of Great Ponton had also raised concerns over road safety, smells from the farm and polluted water running into watercourses nearby.
Elisa continued: “The decision is great news not only for chickens but also for the future of our planet: according to the United Nations, animal agriculture is "one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global".
“We'll be sending South Kesteven district councillors a hamper of vegan chicken to thank them, on behalf of the birds who have been spared, for this decision.”
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