factory farming

Pigs

THE ISSUES

Life of a Pig 

Most of us don’t like to think about what humans force pigs to endure just so people can eat things like ham, pork and bacon. As piglets, they are taken from their mothers, castrated and have their teeth clipped without anaesthetic, in addition to having their tails sliced off. Then they enter the short life of being over-crowded, forced to live on concrete floors in filth, covered in faeces, before being sent to slaughter. 

Dairy

What's wrong with dairy?

Rolling green pastures? Happy cows and calves? Wrong. 

The dairy industry’s marketing machine tells an idyllic story of cows and calves frolicking in green meadows, carefree and happy. The reality – cows and calves suffer on dairy farms. While shoppers pay a seemingly small price for a litre or two of milk, animals in the dairy industry pay the ultimate price.

Cows are mammals too. 

Feedlots

The Issue

Feedlots are where cattle and sheep are sent to gain weight before being slaughtered or exported live. They’re giant lots spanning vast areas, packed full of animals that are fed high-calorie diets and given growth hormones so they grow unnaturally fast and meet market weight for slaughter more quickly.

The intensive diet is unnatural and harsh and many animals suffer and die of things like bloat, ulcers or liver disease.

Veganism

"Veganism is a way of living that seeks to exclude, as far as possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing and any other purpose."

That is the original definition put together by Donald Watson and The Vegan Society, founded 1944. It still stands today.

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