How can your Member of Parliament support British pork?
The British pig sector is currently in crisis due to a shortage of butchers in our abattoirs, as such pigs have been backing up on farms for several months. Many farmers have been left with no other option but to kill and dispose of perfectly healthy pigs in order to protect their welfare.
There are two key ways which we are asking Government to help – firstly with the provision of 12-month visas as a temporary solution and secondly by lowering the English requirement for skilled staff to come into the country, this is currently the same as a vet or doctor.
Please contact your local MP using our template letter and ask them to support British pork. you can find out who your local MP is here
If you find yourself dismayed by the lack of fresh British Pork on the shelves in your supermarket, please download the attached letter and email it to the relevant address below for the attention of their CEO. Alternatively if you are a Twitter user why not tweet them asking for more British pork to be stocked in their stores. Use their twitter handles and the #PutBritishPorkOnYourFork to get their attention, you can also tag us @gbpork
All consumers should be able to chose British pork if they want to. Buying British doesn't mean that it is automatically more expensive, and by supporting British farmers you are making a better choice environmentally and for pig welfare.
Contact details and social media handles:
Budgens: 0870 050 0158
Iceland: 0800 328 0800
Lidl: 0800 977 7766
Marks and Spencers: 0333 014 8555
Sainsburys: 0800 636 262