|This is the only saucy painting I've done but I thought I'd see if it draws more of a crowd tomorrow!|
Frances Micklem is a Kilkenny artist. Her exhibition opens in The Kitchen Café in Bray on Friday 16th March.
Under the Freedom of Information Act, we applied to the Dept. of Agriculture for the number of animals murdered in Irish slaughterhouses in 2017. Due to what they deem is "commercially sensitive" information, they would not give us the number of deer or goats killed.
Here is the information they did give us:
Bovine (cows) – 1,747,053
Ovine (sheep) – 2,948,493
Porcine (pigs) – 3,291,322
Poultry – 95,511,268
Equine – 7,748
TOTAL MURDERED: 103,505,884.