Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Massive Farm Is A[euro][approximately]cruel to chooksa[euro][TM]; Greens Candidate Joins Campaign against Cooroy Poultry Farm Plan

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Massive Farm Is A[euro][approximately]cruel to chooksa[euro][TM]; Greens Candidate Joins Campaign against Cooroy Poultry Farm Plan

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Byline: Richard Bruinsma

THE Greens candidate for Wide Bay has added her voice to those strongly opposed to a new poultry farm proposed for Cooroy.

Joy Ringrose said mass chicken farms often meant an aunnaturala and acruela existence for the chickens, required high doses of antibiotics to fight off ever-stronger disease strains, and caused stench and noise for residents.

The proposed farm is set to breed 250,000 chickens every three months.

Ms Ringrose described that as aa massive operationa.

aIt certainly will have an effect on the township with smell and noise,a she said.

aItas just a most cruel way of raising meat.

aWe need to do better in our food production for the sake of our health, our environment, and the lives of these animals.a

The proposal includes eight sheds, each about 100m long by 16.5m wide.

Each shed would contain a maximum of about 35,000 birds.

Ms Ringrose believed the proposal breached the Noosa Plan, and has lodged her opposition to the project with Sunshine Coast Council. …

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