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Gafoor halal chicken factory protest by animal rights activists

Posted on - 14th January, 2017 - 2:10pm | Author - | Posted in - Deepdale, Politics, Preston News
The campaigners gathered in Fletcher Road Pic: Jimmy Fisher

The campaigners gathered in Fletcher Road Pic: Jimmy Fisher

Animal rights campaigners have gathered outside a chicken factory in Preston.

The Gafoor halal chicken factory in Fletcher Road, Deepdale, has seen 20 or so protesters at its gates.

Protected behind metal gates and a high wall the chicken factory has expanded a number of times in recent years.

Campaigners, who have been on site since 12noon on Saturday (14 January) are waving placards at traffic and passers-by with security from the Gafoor firm watching on. They are protesting against the use of the halal method of slaughter.

Campaigners outside the Gafoor factory Pic: Jimmy Fisher

Campaigners outside the Gafoor factory Pic: Jimmy Fisher

Nearby residents to the factory have long complained of smells and noises from the slaughterhouse and packing area.

Three years ago the Gafoor factory was raised by the Home Office and a number of workers were arrested on suspicion of working illegally.

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