“This meeting abhors the practice of factory farming particularly large animals such as pigs and cows and urges H.M. Government to ensure planning permission is not granted for such projects.”
This resolution appears to have been inspired by the proposed dairy at Nocton, although there is clearly more to it than one farm.
Response from the NFU
Article on Farming Online
Article on Farmer's Weekly Interactive
I'm never too sure where I stand in the ongoing Welfare v Abolition debate, and I don't know how much real influence the WI have, but this seems like a step in the right direction to me.
If anyone has been thinking about joining the WI to get the 10% discount at Julian Graves, now is the time to do it.