31st October, Norfolk UK
Received anonymously via email:
“On the 31st of October, we entered Nature Farm, Horsford, a “free-range”, family-run egg farm in Norfolk. Free-range is synonymous with ‘high welfare’, yet exposés of farms up and down the country have proved, time and time again, this is not the case. Red Tractor, RSPCA Approved, farm-fresh, happy hens, high welfare … these are all meaningless labels to placate the conscience of consumers. The public are being duped.
Over numerous visits to Nature Farm, we found hens in shocking, appalling conditions: bleeding, infected, red raw, prolapsed, egg bound, featherless. Suffering. The farm was dingy, filthy, smelt putrid and was full of flies, with no enrichment for the hens. It’s a prison and a breeding ground for zoonotic diseases.
On this occasion, five individuals were liberated. They have been taken to a new home where they will enjoy love, sunlight and freedom: the freedom to carry out their natural behaviours, freedom to be themselves, freedom from harm, exploitation and murder. To the hundreds we had to leave behind, we are truly sorry.
There is never a right way to exploit someone else’s body, there is never a just reason to reduce a sentient life to nothing more than a commodity. But for those who believe otherwise, the ‘humane way’ doesn’t exist. It’s a lie.
UNTIL EVERY CAGE IS EMPTY
UNTIL ALL ANIMALS ARE FREE ✊”