This site has been created to raise awareness of the natural pig farming system of raising pigs. It offers a compelling, high welfare system of pig raising alternative to the inhumane, discredited intensive factory farm system. Whilst free range in its ideal form is best, the real world realities suggest that for the foreseeable future it will remain a small niche method of raising pigs. This means that unless challenged with a better system of profitably raising pork within a higher welfare system sympathetic to the physiological, behavioral and physical needs of pigs, the morally and ethically unacceptable face of intensive factory farming system of raising pork will remain. So too will the anti-pig welfare concrete pen adopted by most small scale pig farmers.
For the sake of the billions of pigs raised each year worldwide, and our own humanity and souls, this cannot be allowed to happen. I firmly believe that the natural pig farming philosophy, based on age old wisdom and knowledge, offers the hope of redemption and a better future for all pigs raised for pork.
This site has therefore been designed to more promote the third way, the better way, the natural way of raising pigs. It’s aimed at:
If this seems like a rather ambitious list of people and groups I wish to influence, it is. And if my aim of helping instigate change seems remote, I readily admit it. But, if we stay silent, nothing changes. It we stay passive, nothing changes. If we stay concerned about farm animal welfare but don’t take action to push for change, nothing happens.
I therefore hope that this site helps promotes an awareness of core pig behavior and welfare needs, illustrates just how easily these needs can be fulfilled simply by making small adjustments to cater and facilitate the fulfilment of those needs, and show that there are easily and practical systems of pig raising that can provide a life worth living for those pigs raised. I also hope that in highlighting the plight of pigs raised in factory farms visitors to this site might be stirred to support those farm animal welfare groups fighting to eliminate the systematic cruelty that is part and parcel of how we as a society choose to raise our livestock today. Please join me in this quest by getting active and vocal to push for change. Become an advocate for higher farm animal welfare.
Click below for a list of links to animal welfare groups web sites that actively campaign for real meaningful change in how our farm animals are treated and raised.
Link: Fight for pig welfare