FFA hold beef protest in Northern Ireland

FARMERS FOR Action members in Northern Ireland are planning to hand out leaflets urging shoppers not to buy imported Brazilian beef.

The protest, due to take place on Thursday (Aug 11), is in response to recent falls in beef prices in the UK. 

The demonstration will involve the use banners, boards and leaflets to persuade shoppers to buy British or Irish beef.

Aside from supporting the livelihoods of British and Irish farmers by promoting home produced beef, FFA is attempting to inform the shopper of the production methods in Brazil.

It claims that Brazilian beef producers are cutting down trees in the rainforest to provide grazing land for cattle.

It also says it intends to hand out copies of a damning article from the New York Times which makes claims about the labour force used in Brazil.