Niki attended a recent demo which took place in Derby. The protest was against a proposed plan for a giant pig farm.
There was a report of the event in the Derby Telegraph:
Hundreds of shoppers support animal rights protesters’ fight to stop giant pig farm plan
Animal rights activists have collected more than 1,000 signatures from Derby shoppers against a proposed giant pig farm.
Midland Pig Producers has applied to Derbyshire County Council for permission to build the farm, which could house up to 25,000 animals, west of Woodland Drive, Foston.
On Saturday, members of several animal rights groups, including Merseyside Animal Rights, Derby Animal Rights and Manchester Animal Action, set up stalls in Albion Street and used a megaphone to try to rally support.
Niki O’Leary, from Liverpool, was among those taking part and said the farm would be a “pig prison”.
“We got more than 1,000 signatures that will now be sent to the council in response to its public consultation. We got a decent response – many people didn’t know this was happening.”