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about the campaign

Australia's pork industry is responsible for deeply troubling animal welfare issues that are often kept secret from the public. In addition, the industry can be directly linked with human health concerns along with widespread damage to our natural environment. 
In our industry exposé, 'BACON: Everything the Australian Pork industry doesn’t want you to know' we lift the lid on this shadowy industry.
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animal welfare concerns

In Australia, more than 90% of pigs are housed inside intensive factory farms, also known as piggeries. These gentle, sentient animals spend every stage of their life – from birth until slaughter – confined inside massive sheds.

 

Pigs have a very limited amount of space inside piggeries. They also have virtually no enrichment within these intensive, crowded, barren and unnatural conditions. This often leads to boredom, aggression, frustration, and notable signs of chronic stress.

 

Humans subject animals to these horrifying conditions despite the fact that pigs are social animals, who have highly evolved methods of communicating with one another. In fact, pigs are well regarded for their high level of intelligence. Did you know..?

 

  • Mother pigs sing to their young.

  • New-born piglets can recognise their own name at just two weeks of age.

  • Pigs like to sleep close to one another, often snuggling snout-to-snout.

  • Research shows that pigs are capable of associating certain stimuli with outcomes.

  • Pigs have been shown to differentiate between different human beings

Pigs are emotionally intelligent, and experience many of the same emotions that humans do. Studies have concluded that pigs possess complex ethological traits similar, but not identical, to dogs and chimpanzees.

 

While ALL animals deserve quality of life, free from fear or pain, we as a country need to do better for these sweet-natured sentient beings.

“[Pigs] have the cognitive

ability to be quite sophisticated. Even more so than dogs and certainly three-year-olds.”

 

- Professor Donald Broom, University of Cambridge.