NPA: Animal Rights Groups Targeting Pig Production

UK - The word from a leading processor and one of the major retailer’s it supplies is that the extreme animal rights group ‘Viva!’ is currently ‘harvesting footage’ of intensive pig production, according to the NPA's Digby Scott.
calendar icon 15 August 2006
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National Pig Association

NPA is active on members' behalf in Brussels & Whitehall, and with processors, supermarkets & caterers - fighting for the growth and pros-perity of the UK pig industry.

Some producers will be receiving a letter advising them to step up vigilance and to keep their buildings as secure as possible. This is advice that all intensive pig-keepers should follow.

  • Animal rights terrorism is now the biggest single threat from home-grown extremists.
  • These people have their own training infrastructure.
  • A small hardcore group of activists is targeting the pig industry.

Politicians and police are keen to see extremists jailed. They want the public made aware of how their well-intended donations are being spent.

From the prime minister down, people have condemned Viva's antics, particularly its terror raids on farms, where it causes stress to animals and frightens innocent families.

NPA is working with the police to get more animal extremists locked up. Pig-keepers who fear they are being targeted, or who have the misfortune to be the victims of a raid, should contact police immediately and specifically mention 'domestic extremism' so their case is quickly referred to the correct level.

The police are the primary point of contact for dealing with domestic extremist activity. Pig producers and their employees should report all incidents of domestic extremist activity.

It is important report all domestic extremist incidents, whatever the level of severity. When reporting an incidents, you should tell the police that you believe it is related to domestic extremism.

Reporting incidents will help to:

  • Prevent a person or group from carrying out similar domestic extremist activities, and may lead to their prosecution.
  • Build up a comprehensive picture of domestic extremist activity across the United Kingdom.

Local police forces deal with domestic extremist activity at a local level, from the reporting of incidents, through to investigation and decision to prosecute. Your local police force will investigate incidents that have taken place. The crime reduction team can give advice to help prevent domestic extremist crime.

Local forces also have responsibility for policing injunctions and ASBOs in the local area. Reporting domestic extremist crime.

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