Vet’s upset over planned farm for ‘battery cows’ – Daily MailPosted: August 6, 2010
Vet Matthew Watkinson brands plans to build a ‘battery farm’ for cows in Lincolnshire as ‘cruel’ in the DAILY MAIL newspaper today.
Featureworld was originally set up to help ordinary people get their real life stories into the press. But, increasingly, professionals come to Featureworld as a way of getting their views into the public domain.
Vet Matthew Watkinson is a good example of this. He emailed me to place his story for justice. After ten years of being a vet, he was concerned about the way pets were being treated in some practices. His views were printed over two pages of the Daily Mail.
Today, I have been able to help Matthew to get his views into the press again with this commentary today on dairy farming. Matthew was a vet for a number of dairy farms and so has seen first-hand the cruelty that goes on on some farms.
But, because he came to me to place his story, he has been able to get his views out to millions of people via a national newspaper.
If you are a professional person who wants to expose some wrong-doing within your field, do contact me. All contact is treated confidentially and interviewees are never pressurised. It is prudent to note that Matthew contacted me a whole year before he decided to do any publicity. After our initial discussion, he decided he wanted to wait until he felt ready to go ahead. He then later contacted me again when he felt the time was right – and his story then made the front page of the Daily Mail newspaper.
To read about others who’ve sold their stories for justice click here.