A timely reminder about the dangers of industrialised slaughter of animals – its also downright cruel.   If we are downright cruel to every other species, it’s little wonder that we end up being cruel to our own.

A timely reminder about the dangers of industrialised slaughter of animals – its also downright cruel. If we are downright cruel to every other species, it’s little wonder that we end up being cruel to our own.

John Lewis-Stempel is right to warn, in this interesting article from Unherd, that factory farms are ticking time-bombs of zoonotic disease — those which leap from animals to humans — and petri-dishes of bacterial infections.  The massive use of antibiotics to enable...

Lord David Alton

For 18 years David Alton was a Member of the House of Commons and today he is an Independent Crossbench Life Peer in the UK House of Lords.

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It is because of stories like this one about Yerzhan Kurman in today’s Telegraph- electrocuted with cattle prods, forced to sing Communist Party songs, and turned into slave labour – that tomorrow I am introducing my Private Members’ Bill on supply chain transparency.

It is because of stories like this one about Yerzhan Kurman in today’s Telegraph- electrocuted with cattle prods, forced to sing Communist Party songs, and turned into slave labour - that tomorrow I am introducing my Private Members’ Bill on supply chain...