Pig Farming.. What You Can Do

To state the obvious, the best way to help pigs is to not eat them. There are plenty of vegan alternatives to meat and there’s lots more coming on the market every week. You will be one less pig meat consumer, and if there is one thing that the industry (producers and retailers) takes notice of, it is losing consumers/customers.

If you can’t stop eating pig meat, then the very least you must do is to buy organic. It’ll cost you more, but that’s a price you have to pay. There is no other way. In any case, the cost of mass-produced, factory-farmed meat is ludicrously cheap and does not reflect the significant welfare and environmental costs associated with these industries.

Speak out. Use your voice. Express your opinion. Talk to your family. Talk to your friends. Ask them to stop eating pigs. Talk to the manager of your local supermarket. Talk to the owner of your local restaurants and cafes. Tell them you are withdrawing your custom until they stop ordering meat that comes from the factory farm.

Lobby your local political representatives. Ring them up. Email them. Call to see them at their weekly clinic. Be polite, be insistent, be passionate. Don’t let them fob you off. Use your social media platforms to share posts from animal rights organisations.

Join an animal rights organisation (see LINKS on this website). If there isn’t a local campaigning group in your town or locality, ask one of the animal rights or animal welfare organisations if you can do some campaigning on their behalf. Most groups will be delighted to hear from you.

Finally, be resolute and be strong. The pigs have no voice (or none that we can hear). Let your compassionate, passionate voice be theirs!