Animals Australia have released a recent advertisng campaign to make consumers aware of the cruelty to pigs in Australia. You can donate to the campaign to keep it running for as long as possible.
Their website explains:
Most Australians are appalled by animal cruelty. This is why Animals Australia has launched an unprecedented radio campaign, ‘Lucy Speaks’, to alert caring consumers to the truth about how over 90% of pork, bacon and ham is produced in this country.
Pigs are social and affectionate animals. They experience fear, pain and many emotions, not unlike the family pet. Yet most pigs raised in Australia are confined in factory farms, where they are denied any quality of life. What they are forced to endure in the name of profit would be illegal if they were instead a dog or cat.
Despite advances overseas, Australian laws still allow a pregnant pig to be confined in a ‘sow stall’—a barren metal cage barely bigger than her own body. She is unable even to turn around. Trapped in a cycle of suffering, she is forced to give birth on a hard concrete floor; denied the ability to nurture her young; and will be continually impregnated until her body can no longer physically cope. Her piglets are subjected to painful surgical procedures—without anaesthetic.
Unlike ‘cage’ eggs there is no product labelling on Australian (or imported) factory-farmed pork, bacon and ham products to warn caring consumers.