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Our biggest smile yet…

Goes to the small, hard working and unflinching team of The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NSPCA) for all the effort they put into protecting the animals of South Africa. Sometimes, in their investigations, even being

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Help a Pig Out

  If you would like any further information then please email us (grassconsumergroup@gmail.com) or view the below links See the background to this story here: http://www.travelwrite.co.za/pig-industrys-filthy-secrets/ http://www.travelwrite.co.za/no-sappo-we-wont-go/ http://www.biznews.com/health/2014/07/03/go-whole-hog-woolies-pnp-face-horrors-pig-farming/ https://grassconsumeraction.wordpress.com/pig-farming/   For more information on pig farming concerns visit the websites

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Grass Responds to Ian Moir, CEO of Woolworths

Dear Ian Moir, Thank you for your recent reply to our open letter, which has raised some alarming questions. As the CEO of Woolworths, how in touch are you with your Food Teams? Do you know and care how Woolworths

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Going the Whole Hog Campaign Responds to SAPPO

11 June 2014 Going Whole Hog supports healthy pork production The Going Whole Hog campaign has recently come under the spotlight after being accused of disseminating “vitriol” and misleading the public by the South African Pork Producers’ Organisation (SAPPO). The

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Oak Valley Piggery in Elgin

Oak Valley Estate was founded in 1898 by Sir Antonie Viljoen, a medical doctor who graduated from Edinburgh University in Scotland. He was a farmer extraordinaire, and amongst his many farming achievements were the establishment of the first commercial deciduous

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Pasture Reared vs Factory Farmed Pork

A group of nutritional therapists compare the health effects of eating factory-farmed (also known as “Conventional”) and pasture-reared pork products. Before the advent of the modern day confinement system where pigs are kept separated in metal cages that allow for

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