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May 12th, 2006, 03:54 AM
How will over 200,000 mother pigs in Australia spend their Mother's Day? On factory farms... cruelly imprisoned.

As Mother's Day approaches please spare a moment to send an important message. Tragically for these animals, pregnancy and motherhood has become a cycle of suffering and misery. They need your help.

Imagine... a life without sunshine, fresh air and exercise. Imagine... having
only a cold hard floor to stand or lie on. Imagine... being a parent and not
being able to nurture, teach and interact with your young. Imagine... a life
without hope.

This is the life of a mother pig in a factory farm.

Watch this video and learn the truth.

May 12th, 2006, 08:23 AM
Thankyou Eve :( Very very sad

May 12th, 2006, 08:41 AM
Mothers day in the UK was a few weeks ago. We handed out some leaflets about "Britains hardest working mother" the dairy cow http://www.viva.org.uk/pdfs/mothersday_dl.pdf
Its a good idea to use mothers day to highlight the plight of farm animals.

May 12th, 2006, 01:16 PM
You're right maisiepaisie, no doubt that's why the savebabe campaign brought the plight of mother pigs to our attention.

May 12th, 2006, 02:17 PM
I did a bit on Mothers day too, using the viva leaflets. Next year I want to hopefully have a big street collection/stall on the day highlighting all of it.

May 12th, 2006, 08:47 PM
eve, that video is so sad...it brought tears to my eyes, like pretty much all factory farming videos. The eyes of the animals express unbelievable pain and sadness:(:(:(

May 13th, 2006, 03:35 AM
Too right, Willow. The despair in the pigs’ eyes is so palpable

May 13th, 2006, 03:42 AM
Thanks Eve,

I am forwarding the message and link via email, to my friends and family in Australia.

May 15th, 2006, 03:37 AM

May 15th, 2006, 04:06 AM
Manish? Is that you?

Mar 26th, 2011, 10:09 AM
just the thought of this saddens me. it too makes me guilty that i have not given my mom anything for her special day, a simple mothers day poem (http://www.cakeandaprayer.com/cake-shop-by-occasion/Mothers-Day-Prayer-Gift.php) would've made her happy. :(