Factory farming causes the most suffering to the largest number of animals in Australia.
Australia's iconic kangaroos are hunted in the largest commercial slaughter of
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Pigs are social and intelligent animals who naturally live in family groups, yet on factory farms they are treated like machines on a production line.
Each year 550 million chickens are produced for meat in Australia and most are factory farmed, with up to 60,000 chickens living in a single shed.
Right now in Australia, 11 million 'battery' hens are confined to small cages in which they are unable to perform most of their natural behaviours.
Farmed animals are conscious beings with rich experiences of the world. They suffer from pain, feel emotions and build strong relationships.
Australia exports over three million live animals every year. Many are slaughtered in countries without adequate protections against cruelty.
Each year, Australians consume an average of 104 litres of milk per person. Sadly, dairy cows do not live carefree lives as many consumers imagine.
In Australia, most ducks are raised on factory farms where they are permanently confined in sheds for the duration of their short lives.