More animals die in factory farm fires as campaigners call for action

Exposing the Big Game

Business June 17, 2021 Protestors call for action on factory farm fires. Photo: Alfons Spoler via Wikimedia Commons Animal rights organisations have again renewed their call for better fire safety on factory farms after two fires this month led to the death of thousands of animals. On Tuesday, 220 calves died in a fire in a factory farm in Elspeet, and last week, 4,600 pigs were killed in a fire in Nederweert in Limburg. ‘We have been saying for years that the measures taken are far too minimal,’ Animal Rights spokeswoman Kristel Grond told Nu.nl. ‘We can talk about fire alarms and sprinklers, but they are just quick fixes. The only real solution is the end of the livestock industry, and closing mega barns is the first step.’ Animal rights lobby group Wakker Dier, which campaigns against cheap meat, says farmers are reluctant to spend on safety because they want…

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