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RSPCA Excludes Farm from Welfare Scheme

by 5m Editor
25 June 2008, at 9:51a.m.

UK - A free-range egg farm in central Norfolk has been suspended from a welfare scheme after an investigation found dead and neglected chickens in overcrowded surroundings.

Eastern Daily Press reports that a Norfolk farm has been suspended from a welfare scheme following an undercover investigation that revealed dead birds in a poultry house.

Pound Farm near Dereham is run by Simon Dann. It had been registered on the Freedom Food scheme set up by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) but was immediately suspended after the film was shown to the Society.

Mr Dann maintains that his birds are kept according to the scheme guidelines.

Chief executive of Freedom Food, Leigh Grant, responded saying, "The RSPCA is horrified and extremely concerned at any allegations of animals suffering - and has taken immediate action by suspending the farm, and launching our own investigation."

View the Eastern Daily Press story by clicking here.

5m Editor