I've often commented on the similarities between Britain and New Zealand.
Further proof came in the Sunday Times, noting the lovely Joanna Lumley is joining a campaign to highlight alleged cruelty in pig farming.
Then, it struck me. Doesn't she remind us of our own Sue Kedgeley, the Green MP who has took part in similar campaigns, including battery farming.
Now, as the son of a retired pig farmer, I am more concerned about campaigns to promote the eating of locally reared meat, adding such sow stalls were often necessary to prevent the sows from rolling over and crushing their young. And I'm sure on a cold winter's day, pigs might prefer to be indoors rather than out in the freezing weather like at a farm up the road from my parents' current house in rural Yorkshire.
Campaigners also need to be aware of the harm they can do to industries like farming, which play such a vital role in rural life as well as the wider economy.
Now, I know it was just a movie, and perhaps no campaigning was intended. But one of the most damaging things to hit the pork industry in the 1990s was the movie Babe. After seeing the talking pig, consumers, no doubt led by their children, did not want to buy as much of a beast now seen as cute and cuddly.