Oppose rabbit factory farming in the UK

Factory farmed bunnies and does in cages

Following the decision in 2016 by Stafford Borough Council to reject a rabbit farm application, the company behind the proposal have appealed to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. This farm would be a first-of-a-kind in the UK, confining thousands of rabbits to barren, wire cages, where they would be used for meat and fur production.

Will you take a moment to email the Planning Inspectorate and urge them to reject the planning application?

In just a matter of days, submissions to a review of what appears to be an intensive caged rabbit farm in Gnosall, Staffordshire, will close. The deadline to object to this planning application is Thursday 9 March.

If it gets the go ahead, this rabbit farm could be the first intensive system of this size in the UK. And the proposal is for further expansion to include similar farms in future, which could make this the first of many intensive rabbit farms across the UK.

The cages will be made of wire, and stacked three cages high. It is not clear if the cages will have solid floors – if the floors are formed of wire they could cause severe pain to the feet of the rabbits, and result in the droppings from rabbits in the higher cages falling on those in cages below them.

Critically, this farm is a major backward step for rabbit welfare in the UK. Cages are cruel, outdated and unnecessary in modern farming. If this farm is approved, the rabbits farmed there will be confined to life in a cage in which they cannot even take one hop, and can barely stand up straight.

This is no way for rabbits to be farmed.

Please urge the Planning Inspectorate to object to this proposal now.

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Email the Planning Inspectorate, urging him to reject this proposal.

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Following the decision in 2016 by Stafford Borough Council to reject a rabbit farm application, the company behind the proposal have appealed to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. This farm would be a first-of-a-kind in the UK, confining thousands of rabbits to barren, wire cages, where they would be used for meat and fur production.

Will you take a moment to email the Planning Inspectorate and urge them to reject the planning application?

In just a matter of days, submissions to a review of what appears to be an intensive caged rabbit farm in Gnosall, Staffordshire, will close. The deadline to object to this planning application is Thursday 9th March.

Stop the rabbit farm

If it gets the go ahead, this rabbit farm could be the first intensive system of this size in the UK. And the proposal is for further expansion to include similar farms in future, which could make this the first of many intensive rabbit farms across the UK.

The cages will be made of wire, and stacked three cages high. It is not clear if the cages will have solid floors – if the floors are formed of wire they could cause severe pain to the feet of the rabbits, and result in the droppings from rabbits in the higher cages falling on those in cages below them.

Email the Planning Inspectorate

Critically, this farm is a major backward step for rabbit welfare in the UK. Cages are cruel, outdated and unnecessary in modern farming. If this farm is approved, the rabbits farmed there will be confined to life in a cage in which they cannot even take one hop, and can barely stand up straight.

This is no way for rabbits to be farmed.

Please urge the Planning Inspectorate to object to this proposal now.