Animals Australia has just filed a proceeding in the Supreme Court of Victoria that challenges the legality of suffocating pigs inside gas chambers — one of the cruellest killing methods of pigs in the world today.
Earlier this year, the Farm Transparency Project media exposé provided a disturbing insight into the traumatic final moments of most pigs killed for meat – their pain, their distress, and their prolonged suffering as they suffocate and slowly lose consciousness.
Disturbing footage captured by FTP investigators led to two ABC 7.30 reports and made clear just how much pigs – whether factory-farmed, free-range or RSPCA Approved – suffer in cruel carbon dioxide gassing systems. These sensitive, intelligent animals were filmed screaming out in fear and pain, and gasping for air.
Caring Australians were horrified to see (and hear) terrified pigs thrashing in agony, and naturally asked the question, “how can this be legal?.”
Well, after months of scrutiny with some of the finest legal minds in the country, we’ve built a case that argues it isn’t.