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Heather Mills campaigns for pig welfare

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Heather Mills has joined a campaign to improve the welfare of pigs at a Somerset farm that supplies Marks & Spencer.

The estranged wife of Sir Paul McCartney is backing a campaign by animal welfare group Viva! to ban farrowing crates from British farms.

Viva! activists claim that sows are "held captive" inside the crates for a month every time they become pregnant.

According to reports, Mills joined Viva! activists on a raid of Briarwood Farm in Greinton to film conditions inside the farrowing crates. The video reportedly shows Mills standing next to a breeding sow while she criticises the conditions inside the crates.

Michael Underhill, the owner of the farm, is reportedly planning to take legal action against Mills.

He said: "This is trespass. We can't just have people coming on to the farm whenever they choose."

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