The Mentalist star Owain Yeoman has thrown his weight behind a campaign to axe plans for an industrial dairy farm in his native Wales.
The British actor has penned a letter to officials in the Powys region urging them to block the proposal, insisting the development would cause 1,000 cows to be "subjected to physical torment".
In the letter, made public by bosses at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Yeoman writes, "Intensive confinement and unsanitary conditions create a breeding ground for disease, and cows are often fed a steady diet of drugs to keep them alive - until their worn-out bodies simply cannot endure another day and they are dragged off to an agonising slaughter...
"Allowing this operation to be built would lead to immense animal suffering and the defacement of our beautiful country."