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Nov 21, 2011
Focus: Animal Welfare
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Location: Australia

Meet Lucy

Factory farmed pigLucy has the cogntive capacity of a 3 year old child. But she is not a human toddler. She can learn tricks and will wag her tail when excited. But her life is nothing like a pet dog's. Lucy is locked in a tiny metal crate so small she cannot even turn around for months at a time. She has endured 'surgical' procedures without any pain relief.

If Lucy were born a human child, or even a dog, this would be illegal. But Lucy is one of hundreds of thousands of mother pigs trapped in Australian factory farms — her fate is to produce as many piglets as her body will allow before she can no longer physically cope and she too becomes a product on supermarket shelves.


Behind closed doors pigs like Lucy suffer in silence. But this Christmas — during the peak time of production for factory farmed hams — we are breaking that silence. When this powerful radio ad goes to air next week, Lucy's voice will ring out across the country — reminding shoppers that they have the power to vote against cruelty by refusing to buy cruel products.


Animals Australia's factory farming ads are getting results. Last year our ad campaigns underpinned the pork industry's decision to phase out sow crates by 2017. But while most pork, bacon and ham sold in Australia is still factory farmed, our work to expose this cruel industry must continue.

You can read more on the Animals Australia website


"In their capacity to feel fear, pain, hunger, and thirst, a pig is a dog is a bear is a boy"... ingrid newkirk

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