Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Animal rights group take on Venkys

Animal rights group take on Venkys

An animal rights organisation called PETA have written to John Williams urging him not to sell Blackburn to Venkys... due to their animal rights record.

The takeover is expected to go through in due course (yes I know, we have been told that for about four months) but this latest action is interesting if ultimately going to prove futile I suspect.

Asian Age are reporting - 'An Animal rights organisation, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), has asked the UK-based Blackburn Rovers Football Club not to sell the team to what it called the 'abusive' chicken and egg company Venky's based in Pune.

'PETA India has sent a letter to John Williams, chair of the Blackburn Rovers Football Club of the English Premier League, urging him to reject an offer by the Venkateshwara Hatcheries Group (commonly known as Venky's) to buy the team, a release said.

'Emphasising Venky's 'appalling' animal rights record, the letter cites a PETA India investigation of Venky's farms which revealed that birds were forced to live in filth and amidst the carcasses of other birds who had died from disease. Some of the birds were crippled and barely able to walk, it said.

'The current owners of the Blackburn Rovers should have more respect for the club than to allow it to be associated with a company notorious for causing pain and suffering to millions of birds', PETA India Chief Functionary Poorva Joshipura said.

By accepting money from Venky's, Williams would be promoting cruelty to animals,' Joshipura said.'

A good case made or just a fly in the ointment?

Join The Vital Debate

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Mikey Delap
Date:Tuesday November 16 2010
Time: 11:06AM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
What do we reckon? I personally have no strong views on this issue but I know others may.
Mikey Delap
16/11/2010 11:08:00
0
Jesus could there be any more twists in this takeover. I can just see the club not being taken over by January, which wouldn't be a disaster but we need a couple of players..
fransavarese
16/11/2010 11:23:00
0
Gone quite quiet on the takeover fromt tbh, can't understand why its taking so long,
glen9mullan
16/11/2010 14:44:00
0
***** off PETA.
Stubbs
16/11/2010 15:54:00
0
lol @ stubbs yeah why is it taking so long .... ?
tazza
17/11/2010 04:07:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Blackburn - Premier League Free Transfers 2015/16

As the summer nears and contracts come to an end, should Blackburn Rovers be interested in any of the following free transfers?

Match Day Officials v Rotherham (30/4/16)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Rotherham United this weekend.

Audio - Lambert Discusses Summer Departure

Manager Paul Lambert has spoken following his decision to leave Blackburn Rovers at the end of the season.

Blackburn - Football League Dates 2016/17

The Football League, or the brainless EFL rebrand, have today released the key dates for the coming 2016/17 season.

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Walker
Editor email
Profile
VitalRovers
no email
Profile
Mikey Delap
no email
Profile
Sasman!
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Bristol City MotM
Suggested By:
Steele2%
Lowe0%
Hanley7%
Ward0%
Kilgallon0%
Mahoney35%
Akpan0%
Evans7%
Marshall0%
Gomez0%
Graham42%
Sub-Conway0%
Sub-Jackson7%
Sub-Lenihan0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Burnley 44 24 15 5 87 33
2 Middlesbrough 44 26 9 9 87 32
3 Brighton 44 24 15 5 87 30
4 Hull City 44 23 11 10 80 31
5 Derby County 44 21 14 9 77 24
6 Sheff Wed 44 18 17 9 71 19
7 Cardiff 44 17 16 11 67 8
8 Ipswich 44 16 15 13 63 0
9 Birmingham 44 16 13 15 61 4
10 Brentford 44 17 8 19 59 -2
11 Preston 44 14 16 14 58 -1
12 Leeds Utd 44 14 16 14 58 -7
13 Q.P.R. 44 13 18 13 57 0
14 Wolves 44 13 15 16 54 -6
15 Reading 44 13 13 18 52 -4
16 Huddersfield 44 13 12 19 51 -3
17 Forest 44 12 15 17 51 -5
18 Blackburn 44 11 16 17 49 -3
19 Rotherham 44 13 10 21 49 -13
20 Bristol City 44 12 13 19 49 -20
21 Fulham 44 11 15 18 48 -11
R MK Dons 44 9 12 23 39 -28
R Charlton 44 8 13 23 37 -38
R Bolton 44 4 15 25 27 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Apr 30 2016 3:00PM : Rotherham United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
May 7 2016 12:30PM : Reading (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Walker12
2.jimbogeesus2
3.@roverseas2
4.Dublin_Rover1