29 October 1999
Pig industry under attack

SUPPORT by a columnist in The Independent for the pig industry gets short shrift from a vegetarian campaigner given a right of reply.

Tony Wardle, deputy director of Vegetarians International Voice for Animals (VIVA!), describes pig units as “brutal, factory farming pure and simple”.

He suggests pigs “suffer a string of diseases virtually from the day theyre born.”

He ends by expressing satisfaction that the pig industry is in crisis.