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8y, 4m agoFound 8 years, 4 months ago
PLEASE only apply for these if you will display them. the pig industry loses £26 on every pig sold and £6 per SECOND!! Lots of farmers are getting out of pig farming for good. The reason is cheap pork from abroad (which hasnt been reared to our high standard) and the higher cost of feed (made from corn).

The supermarkets have raised their prices, but its not getting back to the farmers, and also suppliers of disinfectant etc have raised their prices exponentially (for no reason) and they are all hammering nails into the coffin of the British Pig Industry.

So if you can afford it, please pay that extra few pence for the BRITISH pork on the supermarket shelf or even better, buy from a local butcher if you can.

before you apply for the campaigning freebies (which i hope you WILL display, as I am going to), I urge you to sign your support to the poor pig farmers of Britain, before they go extinct!!

http://www.pigsareworthit.co.uk/epetition.html


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1 Like #1
Better still don't eat any meat :D
#2
masterbrown
Better still don't eat any meat :D


is in shock , but i love my sausage:whistling:
#3
masterbrown
Better still don't eat any meat :D


[FONT="Comic Sans MS"][SIZE="3"][COLOR="DarkOrchid"]Its mainly about supporting British Farmers [/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
#4
Im glad I saw this will be making sure we buy British pork in future:)
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#6
Yes buy British!!! I always do, partly to support my husband who works for a company who make pig feeders.... Charity begins at home!!
#7
Thanks pinkmelonsmr2 heat added
#8
Its a sad thing to say but do you know that people have been jailed in the past for displaying pigs on windowsills etc?

Its an extremely emotive subject with some religions. My Ex GFs mother was actually told to remove a pig ornament from her desk because it was 'upsetting' someone.

If you decide to support this campaign make sure you use your wits because the law doesnt have common sense nowadays.
#9
I always buy my bacon butties in Britain!!
#10
Ev0lution;2658616
Its a sad thing to say but do you know that people have been jailed in the past for displaying pigs on windowsills etc?

Its an extremely emotive subject with some religions. My Ex GFs mother was actually told to remove a pig ornament from her desk because it was 'upsetting' someone.

If you decide to support this campaign make sure you use your wits because the law doesnt have common sense nowadays.

People should be able to display what they like in there own homes , i suggest the people what get offended go back home if our normal behaviours upset anyone.

To be honest im getting sick of it all now , i dont care if it upsets anyone , but now i know it does i may just display a big massive pig.

Ah yes and i always make sure i buy British meat.
#11
A-n-d-y
People should be able to display what they like in there own homes , i suggest the people what get offended go back home if our normal behaviours upset anyone.

To be honest im getting sick of it all now , i dont care if it upsets anyone , but now i know it does i may just display a big massive pig.

Ah yes and i always make sure i buy British meat.


I am not arguing with you mate and I agree with every word you say. But such is the state of play in this country nowadays, if you go walking around with pigs displayed everywhere you WILL face a police caution at some point.
#12
When ALL pork production is free range, the farmers will have my support.

Indoor raised pigs are kept in just as poor conditions as the chickens we all saw on Hugh FW and Jamie Olivers TV program.

Support British 'Outdoor Reared' pig farmers and buy free range pork.
#13
My dad just got his pigs butchered and put one in the freezer...its enough to put you vegetarian growing up with that!!lol

Edited to say ordered a couple of things for my dad...voted hot.
#14
wow, never knew will definatly try to buy british in the futre:-D
#15
You all.

It is European Union so if Polish or Czech farmer CAN produce cheaper pig than British farmer must LEARN how to!

Plus Polish pigs are much more tastier than British- trust me, I know few farmers in both countries.

Cheers
Chris
#16
In my view there are thousands of causes more worthwhile then this. Farmers get huge kickbacks from the EU for doing very little as it is. When I do buy pork it will be whatever is the best value product not based on some misguided notion of helping British Agri-Business.:)
#17
Tomorrow, I'm going to go buy and binge eat as many british pork sausages as I can be bothered to cook.

Chipolata type ones hopefully.
1 Like #18
well done pinkmelonsmr2. as said if you dont agree dont apply!!!

"PLEASE only apply for these if you will display them"

another hot vote from me. :thumbsup:
#19
camcorderkid
When ALL pork production is free range, the farmers will have my support.

Indoor raised pigs are kept in just as poor conditions as the chickens we all saw on Hugh FW and Jamie Olivers TV program.

Support British 'Outdoor Reared' pig farmers and buy free range pork.


I agree 100%
#20
Ordered some bits for display at work, thanx. Heat added.
#21
Not a big fan of pork unless it's in a sausage or a bacon buttie but all in favour of supporting farmers as they get shafted by the big supermarket chains, I always buy British for meat and try to for veg.
#22
columb
It is European Union so if Polish or Czech farmer CAN produce cheaper pig than British farmer must LEARN how to!


A pointless comment which completely fails to take into consideration factors such as the cost of living in Poland being lower, feed being lower, land being lower, the non restricted use of outlawed pesticides, pretty much all overheads being lower and of course all of the subsidies given by the EU to the new Eastern block countries coming into the EU.
#23
How much does the EU spend on agriculture subsidy?

How much has farmland gone up in value by in the last year (try 50% - 100% as your first guess).

No problem with people wanting to support this, but poor old Mr Farmer ain't got it bad at the moment.
#24
Fat Bird
A pointless comment which completely fails to take into consideration factors such as the cost of living in Poland being lower, feed being lower, land being lower, the non restricted use of outlawed pesticides, pretty much all overheads being lower and of course all of the subsidies given by the EU to the new Eastern block countries coming into the EU.


If something can be made cheaper than there is no need to pay more! That's why this website exists. In Poland actually prices are same as in UK/very simillar. Pesticides are banned by EU so Poland can't use them as UK can't. British farmer must learn how to cut costs, how to cut overheads and be cheaper!

How come it is cheaper to transport Polish (not only) meat to UK? And people still make profits!

please support Polish Pork. Usually free range, much higher quality and better taste!

Cheers
Chris
#25
farmers shouldnt get handouts at all - if they can't run a profitable business they should leave it to those who can - and would.
this should be the case for the whole of the EU.
#26
garethyoung
farmers shouldnt get handouts at all - if they can't run a profitable business they should leave it to those who can - and would.
this should be the case for the whole of the EU.


And you would all have to be vegetarian!!:whistling::whistling:

My dad does a full time job on top of farming/crofting...cannae be paying that much eh Einstein?!
#27
opinions4u
How much does the EU spend on agriculture subsidy?

How much has farmland gone up in value by in the last year (try 50% - 100% as your first guess).

No problem with people wanting to support this, but poor old Mr Farmer ain't got it bad at the moment.


get a grip townie boy! If you worked on a farm you would have a better clue but until then button it! Guess work ain't worth it!!:whistling:
#28
Well said Poppyolivia,some people have no clue whats so ever!
banned#29
Muslims & Jews don't eat pork for a reason....pigs eat their own ****.
and i thought i would get a little pink piggy free when i clicked the link, instead of some posters!!
#30
Farmers have it tough, those who say otherwise are, in my opinion, very mistaken.
The farmers have so many problems to overcome such as the weather affecting the crops and bad harvests, animals getting sick with blue tongue last year, foot and mouth the year before that. It is a very hard industry to be in, and if they did not do it, we as an island would have to rely on others for our staples - now I don't think that's a very good state to be in.
The fact the land has gone up in price is irrelevant - the farmers 99.99% of the time will not be able to sell the land with the view of changing it's purpose, it would be against planning permission changing the use from arable to housing for example.
Plus, a major aspect of Britain is it's landscape, it's beauty in places buch as Dorset, Wiltshire, Hampshire to name a few southern counties - the land is beautiful and people come to see it. It brings in tourists, which brings in money. It is part of our history, our culture, and we should appreciate it more. Without the support of consumers the British farming industry is struggling, and it is important for us to back our farmers.
Also, for those who try to keep their carbon footprint low, British food requires less transport and also, in my opinion, the meat tastes better. Yes, I can honestly say that, Wiltshire ham tastes better than that of Holland - maybe it's the climate, maybe it's the luschious grass, maybe it's that they're just plain happy pigs.
2 Likes #31
hdixon85
Farmers have it tough, those who say otherwise are, in my opinion, very mistaken.
The farmers have so many problems to overcome such as the weather affecting the crops and bad harvests, animals getting sick with blue tongue last year, foot and mouth the year before that. It is a very hard industry to be in, and if they did not do it, we as an island would have to rely on others for our staples - now I don't think that's a very good state to be in.
The fact the land has gone up in price is irrelevant - the farmers 99.99% of the time will not be able to sell the land with the view of changing it's purpose, it would be against planning permission changing the use from arable to housing for example.
Plus, a major aspect of Britain is it's landscape, it's beauty in places buch as Dorset, Wiltshire, Hampshire to name a few southern counties - the land is beautiful and people come to see it. It brings in tourists, which brings in money. It is part of our history, our culture, and we should appreciate it more. Without the support of consumers the British farming industry is struggling, and it is important for us to back our farmers.
Also, for those who try to keep their carbon footprint low, British food requires less transport and also, in my opinion, the meat tastes better. Yes, I can honestly say that, Wiltshire ham tastes better than that of Holland - maybe it's the climate, maybe it's the luschious grass, maybe it's that they're just plain happy pigs.


Totally agree, We will be up the creek when all our agriculture industries have been run into the ground and we suddenly find the price of importing from the continent/the other side of the world skyrockets.

Look at the apples in your supermarket, most of them are South African! How fresh are they! there are so many good reasons to buy local, theres no real reason not to these days.

Angof
1 Like #32
Angof
Totally agree, We will be up the creek when all our agriculture industries have been run into the ground and we suddenly find the price of importing from the continent/the other side of the world skyrockets.

Look at the apples in your supermarket, most of them are South African! How fresh are they! there are so many good reasons to buy local, theres no real reason not to these days.

Angof


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