U.K.: “Mega pig-farm could breach human rights, council warned”

Creative application #95,724 of international human rights law: maybe it turns out to ban U.S.-style factory farming. Activists are urging the Derbyshire county council in England to deny planning permission to a large hog facility on the grounds that it violates local residents’ protected right to private and family life [Guardian]


  • does this right to family life mean no job or decent pork prices?

  • A “mega pig-farm” is much less interesting than a “mega-pig farm.”

  • Dammit Tom, you beat me to it. I was looking forward to some kind of genetic-engineering nightmare, a hog the size of a Ford Explorer, something that you need an RPG to kill.

  • Mmmm, thick sliced bacon.