What is life like for people living next door to an industrial-scale livestock farm, and how does it affect their daily lives? Greenpeace campaigners visited animal farms and their surrounding communities in France, Denmark, Spain and Italy between December 2018 and March 2019 to find out. There are more than 330m cows, sheep and pigs in the EU, with a further several billion chickens reared and slaughtered every year. The growth of Europe’s animal farming sector has seen it exceed what scientists have claimed are safe bounds for greenhouse gas emissions, nutrient flows and biodiversity loss. This has lead to calls from campaign groups for a halving of meat and dairy production by 2050. Calf hutches on the Valle de Odieta Scl dairy farm, near Caparroso, Navarre Ricardo Antón (below) is known as Ritxi by his neighbours. The 56-year-old runs an organic horticulture farm in Caparroso, Navarre, in northern Spain, which caters for small clients, including two school canteens. … [Read more...] about The smell, the noise, the dust: my neighbour, the factory farm
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UK By Hamish Mackay BBC News 19 June 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-48464664 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Over the past year, from Bermuda and the Bahamas to Ireland and Orkney, hundreds of pairs of unworn shoes have washed up on … [Read more...] about Why are Nike trainers washing up on beaches?
Sinn Fein TD urges Government to take action on acid attacks BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The Irish Government has been urged by a Sinn Fein TD to tackle use of acid as a weapon after a teenager almost lost his sight. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/republic-of-ireland/sinn-fein-td-urges-government-to-take-action-on-acid-attacks-38118672.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/republic-of-ireland/article38118669.ece/15fc9/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_68743ab5-1e5b-4675-aed1-bd8dcbaee38c_1 Email The Irish Government has been urged by a Sinn Fein TD to tackle use of acid as a weapon after a teenager almost lost his sight. Waterford teenager and Republic of Ireland youth international Tega Agberhiere, 16, was one of three victims targeted at Earlscourt in Waterford city on April 25. Mr Agberhiere said at the time he feared he would never be able to see again when he was left with severe facial burns after an altercation with a number of youths, according to Gardai. Sinn … [Read more...] about Sinn Fein TD urges Government to take action on acid attacks