31 Mar, 2019 @ 13:00
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British expats warn that farms with millions of pigs are ‘poisoning’ their communities in Spain’s Andalucia

POLLUTION: Agrifood giant Grupo Fuertes has been building massive pig garms across southern Spain

BRITISH expats have slammed the ‘horrendous’ growth of intensive pig farms in Andalucia, claiming they ‘pollute’ the water supply.

Agrifood giant Grupo Fuertes has been constructing the ‘macro-granjas’ across much of Almeria and Granada provinces.

But locals warn thousands are at risk from the ‘carcinogenic’ pig slurry generated from the pork production.

“Within five years this whole region will be poisoned,” Nickie Lawson, 60, co-founder of local action group ‘Save the Altiplano’ told the Olive Press.

She said: “Because we have such limited water supplies we rely on the underground systems.

“But there is no way of preventing the carcinogenic slurry getting into the water.

“They run it off into pits where it becomes more and more concentrated.”

‘POISON’: Save the Altiplano activist group says pig slurry will poison the region within five years

Green group Ecologistas en Accion has also filed a complaint with the Junta over the farms expressing concern for rare birds, including Red Kites.

Paul Griffin, 62, from London and his partner Louisa, 53, live in Albox just 40 metres from a pig farm that is being ‘doubled in size’.

“You can see it from our house, you can’t miss it,” Paul told the Olive Press, “it’s a blot on the landscape.”

The dad-of-three and former building manager said ‘in England you would not get away with this,’ after the pig farm was extended.

NEXT-DOOR: Paul and Louisa Griffin live just 40 metres from a pig farm

Grupo Fuertes declined to comment when approached by the Olive Press.

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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    “THEIR” communities??
    In Andalucía??
    LOL. Their communities must be in Britain.
    Here they are just guests. Or intruders, if you want

    Location : Marbella
  2. Along with the stink of pigs, a whiff of racism is entering the O.P. here. Many communities exist in Spain, Jewish, Chinese, Muslim, Swedish German, to name but a few. Where a significant number of people congregate to legally live in the same place, that then becomes a community of similar tastes and attitudes. This cosmopolitanism enriches the host country and should be applauded, not snarled at.

    Location : malaga

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