Jamie Oliver becomes animal rights protestors target in pork campaignMarch 19th, 2009 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 19 (ANI): Brit chef Jamie Oliver, 33, has become animals rights group Petas target after his flagship restaurant Fifteen promoted British pork.
In his television show investigating pig welfare standards, Oliver had urged people to buy British rather than cheaper pork produced abroad under poorer conditions.
The answer to saving pigs is not to buy British pork, it’’s to go vegetarian, the Telegraph quoted Peta as arguing.
The celeb chefs spokesman said that he was a big supporter of animal welfare, while his London restaurant Fifteen served pork products from the happiest pigs you can get.
They do seem to be protesting against somebody who is trying to help the situation, he said.
Its a slightly odd place for them to be protesting but nonetheless they are welcome to do that. My main concern was that they would get cold.
In the programme we never said that the British pig farming industry is completely whiter than white, we did a very balanced programme, he added.
Under a banner reading Unhappy Mother’’s Day for British pigs, pregnant protesters crouched in crates outside Fifteen in north London, in an attempt to show the conditions sows can face before giving birth.
Peta is asking people to have a heart for animal mums this time of the year and avoid meat that comes from such misery, Lynzi Waddington, a protester, said.
In Jamie Saves Our Bacon on Channel 4, the chef highlighted factory pig farm conditions in continental Europe, showing the use of sow stalls, where pregnant pigs are kept in cages for up to four months at a time without room to turn. (ANI)
- PETA demands AIIMS release lab animals - Apr 28, 2011
- Store removes pig from kids' toy farm set in case it upset Muslims, Jews! - Nov 16, 2010
- Jessica Simpson infuriates PETA over plans to adopt pig - Feb 24, 2010
- Health honour for Jessica Biel - Jan 28, 2011
- PETA slams Jessica Simpson's pet pig plan - Feb 24, 2010
- Jamie Oliver's show criticised over boys being asked for sperm samples - Feb 21, 2011
- Don't eat dogs, urge Chinese animal rights groups - Nov 20, 2011
- Now, predict if a pig's glass is half full or half empty - Jul 28, 2010
- PETA organises 'Easter Protest' in Delhi - Apr 04, 2012
- Brangelina plan midsummer party - Jun 20, 2012
- AIIMS improves animal care facilities - Jun 15, 2011
- Stop killing chickens, Madhavan urges KFC (Lead) - Oct 05, 2010
- Deadly superbugs can come from animal farms too - Jan 26, 2011
- Jamie Oliver blames Michael Gove for eroding healthy school food standards - Nov 25, 2011
- Early Learning Centre Banned Toy Pig to Avoid Offending 'Certain' Religions - Nov 16, 2010
Tags: animal welfare, animals rights, british pig, continental europe, flagship restaurant, jamie oliver, london restaurant, north london, odd place, pig farm, pig farming industry, pig welfare, pork products, pregnant pigs, restaurant fifteen, sows, spokesman said that, target, unhappy mother, welfare standards