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6th Jul, 2022

Animal rights protesters take fight to Stratford supermarket

ANIMAL rights protesters against an Alcester pig farm took their fight to a Stratford supermarket.

Animal welfare group Viva conducted an undercover investigation of Hogwood Farm in Oxhill earlier this year where they say they discovered some of the ‘worst conditions they had ever seen’.

Campaigners, who shot a video, say sick pigs were dumped in gangways with no access to food or water, and a group of pigs were found eating a rotting corpse in a pen surrounded by animal skeletons.

The Observer was unable to contact farmer Brian Hobill, but speaking to the national press he said the care of the farm’s animals was the farm’s top priority.

Viva held a protest outside Tesco’s Birmingham Road store in a bid to stop the supermarket giant selling meat from the farm.

Tesco had not responded to our request for comment at the time of going to press.

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