AN OXFORDSHIRE farm has called on high street bakery chain Greggs to refuse to use 'low standard factory farm pork imports'.

Hampton Gay Farm near Kidlington recently took part in a promotional video for animal welfare organisation Farms Not Factories, talking about its approach to ethical livestock living conditions and showcasing the resilience of local farms in the pandemic.

Farms Not Factories said: “High-welfare farmers risk being pressured to lower their standards to compete with cheap US factory farm pork imports, and effectively punished for treating their animals well and creating high quality produce.”

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The animal welfare group is now calling on Greggs and other high street food chains to stand up for UK farmers by rejecting lower-quality pork imports from the US or any other country.

In a petition aimed at Greggs chief executive Roger Whiteside, it states: “Sausage rolls are loved by the British public.

“What we don’t love is lower-quality pork flooding into the UK from vast US industrial farms, slaughterhouses and packing plants. It will hurt British farms and our ability to improve British food standards.”

Some UK supermarket chains, and retailers such as Nandos and Dominos, have already spoken up and rejected imports of chlorinated chicken.

However, now Farms Not Factories want to see Greggs lead the way way and protect UK pig farmers like Hampton Gay Farm by ensuring their sausage rolls are produced using high-welfare British pork.