Forced to endure severe confinement, suffer through surgical procedures without pain relief and denied any semblance of a life worth living ... animals raised in Australian factory farms pay the price for 'cheap' meat and eggs. And it’s all going on behind closed doors. Those who profit from this cruelty would like to keep it that way.
Most Australians would expect that animals raised for food in Australia are protected from cruelty — and that someone independent of the industry’s interests is keeping an eye on their welfare. The disturbing reality is however, that minimal industry standards deliberately exclude farmed animals from the same cruelty laws that protect our pets at home, all for the sake of profit. And government inspection programs — while varying from state to state — leave factory farms and abattoirs with very little oversight.
Some politicians and industry bodies are pushing hard to keep it this way, proposing US-style 'ag-gag' laws for Australia which aim to silence whistleblowers who gather evidence of cruelty.
If you believe that animals should be protected from abuse — and that laws should target cruelty, not those who expose it — tell your state MP TODAY!