Today, Voiceless spoke out against Australia’s first proposed federal ag-gag bill at a Senate Committee hearing in Canberra.
Dairy farming in Australia is on the edge of significant change with alarming signs indicating a move towards factory farm-style practices. This worrying trend is reminiscent of US dairy farming and adds a range of serious new welfare concerns for dairy cows.
Just from Clarabelle’s behaviour, Pam knew something was amiss. Although her baby was not expected for another week, something about her demeanour was a little odd. Here Founder and Director of Edgar's Mission, Pam Ahern, recounts a miraculous discovery.
In horrifying news today, it has been reported that 500 pigs have “baked to death” on an Australian factory farm. The deaths occurred at the Pig Improvement Company (PIC) in Grong Grong NSW, when a cooling system failed. An alert was raised with a Brisbane-based security firm, however, the firm was unable to reach on-call employees to notify them.
Following a freedom of information request, Greens MP John Kaye has obtained documents from the NSW Food Authority which show remote processing facilities where kangaroo carcasses hung from rusty hooks, lack of water and cleaning facilities, and live animals being allowed alongside dead ones.