ON Saturday, October 27, RVACC hosted the Northern Ireland screening of 'Pig Business in Northern Ireland', a short film made by Farms Not Factories, which exposes the devastating impacts of mega pig factory production units.
As previously reported by the Northern Constitution plans are a foot to construct a mega pig farm in Limavady to produce about 70,000 pigs a year for foreign markets.
A spokesperson for the 'Stop the Limavady Pig Farm' group said on social media: “Thank-you to everyone who showed up last night to this event in Limavady. We had people who travelled from up and down the country.
“One man even got the train from Belfast, got off at Bellarena before cycling on to Limavady! Thanks also to all the people from the other campaigns.
“Big thanks to Friends of the Earth for hosting and of course Farms Not Factories for making the film with us and others.
“We will be launching a campaign later and asking everyone to watch and share the film.
“We will also have a petition we'd like you all to sign and share. We'll also be happy to help you arrange local screenings. “This work isn't something that we can leave to others, for another day. We must act now or die trying. In solidarity with all those who care about the world we live in.”
Friends of the Earth
James Orr and the Friends of the Earth team in Northern Ireland have provided invaluable support to the Stop Limavady Pig Factory campaign and others including at Newtownabbey since they started.
The team have given legal and networking advice.
They've made submissions to the Environmental Audit Committee’s Nitrates Inquiry highlighting the potential danger in increasing pig and chicken production.
They've lobbied government agencies and international bodies, and produced a report on ammonia, Northern Ireland’s Dirty Secret.