Thousands Join PETA in Opposing Balonne Shire Feedlot

The Public Agrees: Balonne Shire Council Should Block Monstrous Feedlot Proposal

Balonne – Residents of Balonne Shire and other compassionate Australians nationwide have joined People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) in expressing grave concerns about plans for an intensive cattle and sheep feedlot near St George, Queensland, submitted to Balonne Shire Council.

If approved, this operation would imprison up to 60,000 animals at a time, all of them spending the final months of their lives in cramped, barren, faeces-filled yards to be fattened before slaughter.

A PETA petition opposing the feedlot has already garnered over 5,209 signatures from people urging the council to reject the plans on the grounds of animal welfare, pollution, and health concerns. In the petition, PETA points out that such filthy, crowded conditions harm animals, create massive pollution problems for nearby communities, and promote the spread of disease.

Would you please share the petition with your audience to help garner as many signatures as possible in the final hours before the deadline (7 July)?                                                          

“For a myriad of reasons, from animal welfare to the environment, Australians are increasingly taking steps towards eating vegan. Building an intensive feedlot while we’re looking to reduce animal use and pollution simply isn’t a sound investment,” says PETA Senior Outreach and Partnerships Manager Emily Rice. “Thousands of compassionate, logical people have spoken, and Balonne Shire Council should heed their concerns about animal welfare, pollution, and risk of disease.”

Animals in feedlots often suffer from foot rot, botulism, respiratory disease, and liver abscesses.

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org.au or follow the group on Facebook or Instagram.

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