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Images from a protest against cruelty to pigs in Melbourne CBD, June 16, 2012.

If you care about animals, refuse to purchase factory-farmed products.

Most Australians (people anywhere) are appalled by animal cruelty, yet are unaware that their supermarket purchases support one of the cruelest industries in the country.

Australia’s pig industry has been adept at keeping its secrets, knowing that many Australians would refuse to purchase pork, ham and bacon products if informed of the cruelty pigs endure in factory farms and during the slaughter process.

Pregnant pigs can be kept for their entire 4 month pregnancy in a tiny metal stall not much bigger than the size of their bodies. Nursing mothers are similarly confined. Unable to interact with their babies they watch helplessly as their piglets have their tails cut off and teeth clipped without pain relief. Male piglets are castrated without anaesthetic.

The ability of these intelligent and sensitive animals to suffer is no different to the family dog. Despite this, consecutive governments have provided legal exceptions to pig farmers to prevent them from being prosecuted for animal cruelty so that they can maximize their profits.

If you care about animals, refuse to purchase factory-farmed products.

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  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseover 2 years ago

    Great images and great cause!!

  • Thanks Dorothy :)

    – Maree Cardinale

  • Joseph  Tillman
    Joseph Tillmanover 2 years ago

    A very powerful image Maree. Well done. A fav

  • Thanks Joseph. A cause dear to to my heart :)

    – Maree Cardinale

  • CanyonWind
  • Thank you so much POPs xx

    – Maree Cardinale

  • Jan Siemucha
    Jan Siemuchaover 2 years ago

    Congrats on your Feature !
    Well done.

  • Thank you Jan :)

    – Maree Cardinale

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 2 years ago

    Yes, this has to stop! Thanks for making us aware!

  • Yes it does. It beggars belief that such practices still exist in our ‘civilised’ world. :(

    – Maree Cardinale

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandover 2 years ago

    Powerful image and well done to you. People can be worse than animals at times and we are meant to be the educated ones.

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  • Thanks very much Derek xx

    – Maree Cardinale

  • annacuypers
    annacuypersover 2 years ago

    Powerful image and beautiful message Maree, love, xxo

  • Thanks very much Anna :)

    – Maree Cardinale

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiover 2 years ago

    Cruelty Is Unexceptionable, Good for these caring people!

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  • Yes, good on them!!
    The average person doesn’t realise how much power they have to make change in our society. All it would take is for us to CHOOSE to not buy factory-farmed products. If there is no demand there will be no supply. Every time we buy meat that is not free-range we are saying yes for cruel practices to continue.
    Thanks for featuring this Laura.
    Maree xox

    – Maree Cardinale

  • Debbie-anne
    Debbie-anneover 2 years ago

    Amazing this has just popped up here for me to see as just today I have been reading articles on animal cruelty and the horrendous things us humans do.
    Thankyou for sharing this

  • Thank you very much Debbie-anne. It’s heart breaking. But we can make this stop… just in the way we shop. xox

    – Maree Cardinale

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynover 2 years ago


  • Thanks G xx

    – Maree Cardinale

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