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Factory Farming Practices Banned in the ACT! ! !

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The ACT Government is standing up for animals, becoming the first state/territory to ban three of the cruellest factory farming practices ever inflicted on animals.

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Cher C (1429)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 6:53 am

What are pigs and chickens in the ACT now protected from?

Pig crates BANNED
Imagine being confined to your bathtub, unable to exercise or even turn around. Every day, this level of extreme confinement is a reality for countless pregnant pigs in factory farms. These sensitive and intelligent animals suffer horribly in tiny metal and concrete crates, before being moved to even smaller cages to give birth.

Battery cages BANNED
Crammed into a wire cage with several others, a battery hen in Australia lives in a space smaller than an A4 piece of paper. She is unable to stretch her wings, move freely or perform natural behaviours like building a nest or dustbathing.

Debeaking BANNED
Hens kept in factory farmed conditions often suffer from severe stress, which can lead to cannibalism. The obvious solution to this problem would be to give these sensitive birds more space; but, instead, factory farmed hens often have the tips of their beaks cut off. Birds' beaks are filled with nerves, and cutting off the tip is like slicing off your fingertips. It hurts a lot.


Sheila D (194)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 6:54 am
Hopefully, this will prod the US to do the same...nope, the people here are just too greedy.

Christeen A (369)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 8:24 am

. (0)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 8:32 am

Pledge signed and noted - thank you Cher

Ruth C (87)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 9:02 am
Stop being cruel to God's creation!

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Wednesday February 26, 2014, 9:45 am

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Wednesday February 26, 2014, 3:02 pm
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Angelika R (143)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 3:51 pm
GREAT! Bravo- how about a USCT with a similar ban! As a good example- they could stretch it into the Virginia areas where they do have factory farms!

S J (130)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 5:55 pm
Thanks Cher

Zoe and Art Oguyo (346)
Wednesday February 26, 2014, 11:07 pm
Bravo, Australia!

Sara P (55)
Thursday February 27, 2014, 11:09 am
Australia is not a famour country for its animal welfare, this is a good step. Thanks Cher.

Ana Lopes (92)
Thursday February 27, 2014, 1:12 pm
Hopefully things are changig... Almost everyone I know is a met-eater. They close their eyes to suffering. I did that too, for a long time. Informations has to be sread and spread all around us.

Sherri G (128)
Thursday February 27, 2014, 7:43 pm
No Cages No Crates EVER. noted TY Cher
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