‘Pignorant’ activists occupy Norfolk pig processing plant 

Animal rights protesters, Pignorant, have infiltrated Cranswick Country Foods’ pig processing plant in Watton, Norfolk. 

Cranswick Country Foods’ pig processing plant in Watton, Google Maps.

The group has been occupying the top of an active pig gas chamber since the early morning of Wednesday 3rd April, shutting down operations at the company. 

A Norfolk Police spokesperson said that officers are on scene dealing with the incident. 

They added: “Officers were called following reports of a number of protestors had gained entry to a food facility in Brandon Road, Watton at 6.07am.” 

At midday, at least two arrests were made on site by Norfolk Police.

Joey Carbstrong, an activist and film maker, posted on Pignorant social media: ‘This action follows my latest investigation, featured in the Independent, which found pigs being hit in the face before being gassed to death in horrific torture. […]

‘Please don’t support any industry that exploits sentient animals, help us share the truth and live vegan!’ 

Animal rights protesters, Pignorant, got into Cranswick Country Foods' pig processing plant in Watton, Norfolk. 
Photo by Joey Carbstrong.

What is going on inside?

The group posted a video made inside Cranswick Country Foods:

Ongoing criminal incident 

The Cranswick Country Foods website reads that the company produces “amazing tasting food to the highest standards, as efficiently as possible”. 

It also describes itself as the largest exporter of pork, supplying markets in Europe, Asia, North and South America, Australia and New Zealand. 

The Watton site produces fresh pork and sausages.

A company spokesman said: “There is an ongoing criminal incident taking place at the Cranswick site in Watton, Norfolk, and as such we are unable to comment at this stage.” 

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