Pig Business Documentary by Tracy Worcester

Went to see Pig Business film by Tracy Worcester last Tuesday at York City Screen. The screening was organised in conjunction with Slow Food North Yorkshire who are a group passionate about food and locally sourced and ethically produced food.

Tracy Worcester is a passionate campaigner for animal welfare and she is against industrialised farming and the destruction of rural livelihoods and the Pig Business film documents Tracy’s 4 years of research and exploration into the global pig business.

This documentary asks if you know the true costs of cheap meat, which you are not likely to find on the labelling! It looks at intensive pig farming, focusing predominantly on the US and Poland and highlights the animal welfare issues, the environmental impact of the large factories and the health related problems of factory workers and those living near the large factory farms, as well as the impact the large corporate factory farms are having on the structure of the pig farming industry and the individual small scale pig farmers.

This is a very thought provoking film and I feel that it does begin to highlight the true costs of cheap meat on the animals themselves, the environment, health and the pig industry. Next time you pick up a packet of pork, ham, bacon or sausages, give some thought to where the meat was produced, that is if the label can provide you with that information! Click on this link for more information about pig meat labelling.

You can watch the Pig Business film now on Youtube.

Please let me know your thoughts on this film and the issues raised in this film.

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  1. Unfortunately I think that one of the biggest challenges is getting people that DO buy cheap meat to watch this kind of film. They won’t, because they’re happiest being ignorant. I don’t know how to change that; I guess we have to rely on people like Jamie Oliver to bring this kind of issue to the masses. The supermarkets won’t budge unless they have faith that consumers will go with them (money money money), and yet they drive consumer demand by stocking more cheap meat than ethical meat. It’s a catch 22, and it needs addressing NOW.

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