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    PLEASE CROSSPOST WIDELY


    The RWAF is horrified to learn of T&S Nurseries' rabbit battery farm planning applications and urges Nottinghamshire Council to refuse the applications on the following grounds:

    - increase of traffic to the area, and environmental impact of this
    - concerns about feaces/waste production and disposal
    - loss of agricultural land
    - concerns about sustainability -
    - whether there is a proven demand for rabbit meat, which generally seems an unpopular choice amongst the majority of consumers
    - the physcial and mental suffering of the thousands of rabbits that would be kept in the battery cages until ready for slaughter, and we urge the council to encourage better farming and welfare standards, by refusing these applications.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/environmen...s-could-return

    If any rabbit lovers in the Nottinghamshire area feel strongly about these proposals, they can object on-line
    (link to planning application comments pages).

    http://www.nsdc.info/eplanning/defau...o=11/00386/FUL


    http://www.document1.co.uk/blueprint...30/FUL&Dept=DC


    http://www.document1.co.uk/blueprint...15/FUL&Dept=DC


    Please note that objections to planning applications will only be considered by the local authority if they meet specific criteria - the following quote from planning-applications.co.uk gives a good guideline:

    To stand a chance of being taken seriously by the Council any objection or support must be rational, impersonal and directed principally to the planning issues raised by the proposal.

    For more information on raising a challenge see the following link:

    http://www.planning-applications.co.uk/objection.htm


    The current legislation in the UK for meat rabbits is a cage 35cm high with a floor area of only 0.4m2. This is cruel, in our opinion, and denies the rabbits in these cages the chance to be a rabbit - they can't run, dig, jump, forage for food or hide. Most other farm animals, other than the unfortunate battery hen, have the chance to behave naturally until they are slaughtered.

    Many rabbit owners however may find it a shock to discover that the rabbit hutch where they keep their own pets is smaller than this, and whilst we urge Nottinghamshire council to refuse planning permission, we also urge rabbit owners across the UK to make sure they look after their own bunnies properly by providing the correct environment for them, which should include a large hutch along with a large secure exercise run. For more information about properly caring for pet rabbits please visit our website. www.rabbitwelfare.co.uk
    Last edited by Azraelm; 01-05-2011 at 09:14 PM.

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    This was on BBC Radio Nottingham a few weeks ago. Most the local residents are objecting to this on the grounds of increased traffic and worries about waste disposal etc.. I think this the only way to get this stopped as I don't think animal welfare concerns will do it. I think there have been some local protests organised.

    I think T&S nurseries specialise in growing trees so I think they have very little experience in farming and are just seeing rabbit breeding as quick way to make some money.

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    Just awful
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    I think in these cash strapped times, people are turning to alternative ways of making money.

    And breeding poor little bunnies seem to be a good way of doing it.

    No, I am NOT in favour of rabbit battery farms.

    Please don't let this happen.

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    Sent a comment to them about waste, animal rights and increased traffic... Don't live in Nottingham, but did put Nottingham in the address field... I am very much against battery farming.
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    I hope this can be stopped. I know plenty of people on here eat meat, but this isn't a vegetarian vs. meat eating issue- it is animal welfare, and the more battery/factory style farms we nip in the bud before they start the better. No one wants to see any animal kept in these conditions.

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    I submitted a comment to the planning website, but put my real address (dont live in Nottingham) and only addressed it on welfare grounds so whether it will do any good I dont know.


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    I think it is worth a shot definitely

    I was thinking of starting a petition on the petition site, and maybe finding out the e-mail of the council so we can all e-mail them.

    There are a lot of us on RU and together we could really make a difference for this! Anyone else have any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azraelm View Post
    I think it is worth a shot definitely

    I was thinking of starting a petition on the petition site, and maybe finding out the e-mail of the council so we can all e-mail them.

    There are a lot of us on RU and together we could really make a difference for this! Anyone else have any ideas?
    No ideas I am afraid but I would happily support a petition.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Azraelm View Post
    I think it is worth a shot definitely

    I was thinking of starting a petition on the petition site, and maybe finding out the e-mail of the council so we can all e-mail them.

    There are a lot of us on RU and together we could really make a difference for this! Anyone else have any ideas?
    Great idea, we could spread word very quickly. There is a FB site but not sure where that's going.

    https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Sa...72435866144319

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