A pig in a good welfare system

Raise pigs right art exhibition


We’re holding a Public Art Exhibition dubbed Raise Pigs Right at the Kenya National Theatre from Sunday 15th – Wednesday 18th April.

This is a collaborative effort with 6 pencil artists who are using their craft to depict pigs in a good welfare system. Each artist will produce 4 pieces of art which will be displayed every day from 8:00am – 5:00pm within the dates outlined at the main art gallery.

The best 3 pieces will be awarded on 24th April during our scheduled Public Dialogue on ‘Raising Pigs Right.’

The pigs’ milestones

Raising pigs right art exhibition is informed by the pigs’ milestones report ‘Exposing the facts of factory farming’ that discourages factory farming which involves confinement of pigs in small cages limiting their freedom and subjecting them to problems such as;

  • Pain
  • Cruelty
  • Hunger
  • Discomfort
  • Loneliness
  • Getting trapped

What does a good pig production system entail?

From an animal welfare point of view, a rich environmental welfare for pigs should include;

  • Maximum amount of space
  • Proper lighting and ventilated housing
  • Dry bedding
  • Piggeries should be cleaned daily
  • Provision of forage to allow wallowing

Did you know?

Ø  Newborn piglets learn to run to their mother’s voice and can recognize their own names at 2 weeks

Ø  Think that pigs are slow? They are not at all. Adult pigs can run at speeds of approximately 20km per hour

Ø  You ever called someone a sweaty pig? Pigs do not sweat at all. They hardly have any sweat glands

Ø  In china, pigs are associated with fertility. Chinese couples display statues of pigs in their bedrooms if they are trying to have children

Ø  Pigs constantly communicate to each other

Ø  They are incredibly intelligent animals. They snuggle one another and sleep nose to nose

For further enquiries, contact: campaignsafrica@worldanimalprotection.org

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