Animal Welfare

Sow Stalls cause injury and distress

Sows (female pigs) in Western Australia are routinely kept in exceptionally small spaces which limit their movement and social interaction, causing injury and distress.

Current Animal Welfare regulations allow for pregnant pigs to be confined to sow stalls – small enclosures surrounded by metal bars measuring just 2.2m long by 0.6m wide – for up to 6 weeks. Anecdotal evidence suggests some piggeries flout these rules and confine sows for the full 16-week duration of their pregnancy.

A phased ban on live export

The live export of Australian animals overseas is inherently cruel. Tens of thousands of animals have died on board the export ships of shame. Those that survive the weeks' long journey to the Middle East then fact further suffering through extreme heat, brutal mistreatment and slaughter practices that are illegl in Australia.

The live export industry cannot be made safe for sheep, cattle of any animal.


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