Owain Yeoman is not happy to hear that a new industrial-size dairy factory farm could be built in his homeland of the United Kingdom.
“The Mentalist” actor recently expressed his opinion by sending a letter on PETA’s behalf to Powys County Council.
In the letter he expressed, “As a proud native of Wales, I was disturbed to learn from my friends at PETA that an application to build an industrial dairy-farm operation – where 1,000 cows would be subjected to physical torment – has been submitted. I respectfully ask that you reject this application immediately.
“In addition to causing massive animal suffering, industrial farms are, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, an “opportunity for emerging disease.” Intensive confinement and unsanitary conditions create a breeding ground for disease, and cows are often fed a steady diet of drugs to keep them alive – until their worn-out bodies simply cannot endure another day and they are dragged off to an agonizing slaughter.
Yeoman is a well known-animal lover and activist. If built, this particular factory farm at Leighton near Welshpool would artificially impregnate 1,000 cows, in addition to drugging the creatures and using them as milk machines.
The actor went on to say, “Industrial farms are also destructive on a global scale. According to a UN report, the meat industry is “one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global.
“Allowing this operation to be built would lead to immense animal suffering and the defacement of our beautiful country.”
This isn’t the first time the actor has supported animals. In August 2011, he joined fellow actors in a performance for charity to help find cats a warm home.
Good for you Yeoman!