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Harriett Moore-Boyd

Harriett Moore-Boyd

Harriett Moore-Boyd is a textile-knit crafter and business owner of Pink Unicorns, based in Newtownabbey. Since 2015 Harriett has actively campaigned with The Newtownabbey Pig Factories Campaign group, to protest the expansion of pig factories in the area. The largest of these, proposed for a Bronze Age Heritage Site on the Reahill Road, applied for a 30,000-capacity pig farm with anaerobic digestors of silage close to local homes, and a reservoir that many feared posed flood risks to residents. Through The Newtownabbey Pig Factories Campaign, Harriett engaged in fundraising activities, protests, and public meetings, helping to gather 250,000 online, and 1010 written objection letters to the Antrim Borough Council planners, over the social, public health, economic, animal welfare and environmental concerns surrounding the pig factory development plans. In 2021, Harriett’s campaign continued against further plans for the expansion of a pig breeding farm on Calhame Road capable of producing more than 70,000 pigs annually. Her efforts gained much traction and support – in 2018, she featured in BBC File on 4 documentary, ‘Muck for Brass,’ and that same year, Harriett Moore-Boyd and other activists, travelled to the House of Commons, where they were joined by actors Jerome Flynn, Leslie Ash, and Ciarán McMenamin, to protest the expansion of the Newtownabbey pig farms.

This archive contains digital photographs documenting The Newtownabbey Pig Factories Campaign at the House of Commons in 2018, and an image of a protest t-shirt archived at the Linen Hall Library.

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