A group of Celebrities have joined in protest against the opening of a new pig farm in Northern Ireland.
The proposed development is earmarked for building near Limavady, Co. Derry, which also happens to be the famous setting for the Game of Thrones TV series. This is potentially why one of the actors involved in the series was on hand yesterday, December 3rd, with Jerome Flynn making an appearance.
The actor played Bronn in the HBO TV series, while he is also known for playing Paddy Garvey of the King's Fusiliers in the ITV series Soldier Soldier. Flynn was joined by fellow actor, Leslie Ash, who is best known for her roles in Men Behaving Badly and Holby City.
Other celebrities included Chef, Gizzi Erskine, and Tracy Worcester, who is the Duchess of Beaufort. The celebrities posed for pictures with a costumed pig outside the ‘Divestment’ event at the House of Commons in protest with activist groups 'Friends of the Earth NI' and 'Farms not Factories'. The event was hosted by Zac Goldsmith, British Politician and MEP.
The proposed farm in Limavady is estimated to have the ability to house up to 81,000 animals. Activists say they have received support from over 17,000 people, all against the development of the farm.