In the vast tracts of Australian bushland, there is a little-known ‘sport’ that will likely shock you… ‘Pig dogging’ is arguably the cruellest and most brutal form of hunting still permitted in Australia today.
The hunts involve packs of ‘pig dogs’ – dogs who are released by hunters to track, chase and maul a lone pig in the wild. While ‘pig dogs’ may be fitted with protective collars and breastplates to stop them from being gored by terrified, trapped pigs, wounds and injuries to dogs are common.
But the suffering the pigs are made to endure is immeasurable... In their struggle to escape, terrified pigs are savaged and may even be mauled to death as the human hunter makes their way to the attack, only to stab them through the heart or shoot them at close range if they haven’t already been killed.