Mitsubishi Motors disassociates with vegan “pig stealing” documentary after farming union complaints
Motor company Mitsubishi has released a statement saying they will not be associating with a documentary following vegan activists due to air tonight.
How to Steal Pigs and Influence People will be on Channel 4 tonight and sees some of the activists involved embark on farmyard heists, with others “devoted to back-bedroom chicken sanctuaries.”
The National Pig Association in the UK has said it is taking legal advice over the film which will be shown at 10pm.
It also wrote to Mitsubishi which sponsors Channel 4 documentaries calling for the motoring group to “show some solidarity with the industry and use what leverage it has with Channel 4 to stop the programme being aired.”
The group hasn’t gone that far but has released a statement:
“Mitsubishi Motors in the UK is a proud sponsor of documentaries on Channel 4 but occasionally the subject matter can cause upset.
“We try to remain neutral on emotive topics. However, the upcoming documentary has the potential to cause distress therefore we will not be associating ourselves with this documentary.
“Mitsubishi Motors in the UK does not condone criminality or illegal and irresponsible activity in any form.
“We have no contact whatsoever with any of the participants of this documentary and do not support their actions.”
How to Steal Pigs and Influence People is on Channel 4 at 10pm tonight.