Into the Wild

On Thursday 19 May 2011 Lawyers for Animals will hold its annual law week event. Please see the attached flyer for details of Into the Wild, a forum to consider the legal plight of Australia’s wildlife, focusing on three species of particular concern: kangaroos, dingoes and possums.

Into the Wild Invitation

Pigs

Of the many animals exposed to the horrors of factory farming, pigs have perhaps suffered the most.

Despite having personalities and intellects similar to dogs, sows are kept almost continually pregnant, and confined to stalls where they are unable to turn around or express their natural behaviours.

The chronic stress means they spend much of their time engaged in purposeless behaviour, such as head waving or bar biting.

Prior to giving birth, sows are moved to farrowing crates; barren, concrete enclosures where mother pigs spend weeks at a time on their bellies as they wean their young. They have no chance to form any lasting bond with their offspring.


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