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Suffolk: Celebrity farmer and food campaigner Jimmy Doherty wins award from RSPCA

10:47 03 March 2014

GLOSSY RICHARD BRYSON

pics sarah lucy brown 21/12/10



Jimmy Doherty at home on his farm in Wherstead, Suffolk.

GLOSSY RICHARD BRYSON pics sarah lucy brown 21/12/10 Jimmy Doherty at home on his farm in Wherstead, Suffolk.

A celebrity pig farmer from Suffolk has won a charity award for his work educating the public about animal welfare.

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Jimmy Doherty, who runs a pig farm in Wherstead, near Ipswich, and campaigns for animal rights through his television shows, was awarded the Elsie MJ Evans bronze award at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA’s) honours ceremony.

James Yeates, the RSPCA’s chief veterinary officer, said: “Jimmy has been on our screens for 10 years, highlighting the realities of pig farming through his own business, Jimmy’s Farm, and reminding the British public of how meat gets to our plates in Jimmy Doherty’s Farming Heroes.

“He is an experienced farmer, knows the industry very well and last year he supported a campaign to tell 
shoppers about higher welfare rose veal and got Tesco to stock it.”

The award is given in recognition of an important contribution to animal welfare or an act of outstanding kindness or bravery.

Mr Doherty said: “It’s a great honour to be given an award by the RSPCA. I am passionate about welfare and believe that farm animals deserve good lives from farm to fork.”

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2 comments

  • He's passionate about welfare but breeds animals to kill them! How the animals are killed at the abattoir can be viewed on the Animal Aid website. Not very nice at all.

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    Zoon Politikon

    Monday, March 3, 2014

  • Thats funny. After a previous employee I know built a shelter for the horsesponies because they didn't have anything. Jimmy told them to knock it down as he didn't like the look of it. Animal welfare indeed.

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    Chubby26

    Monday, March 3, 2014

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