Pigs - Farm Animal Rescue

Pigs are the fourth most intelligent species on the planet. They’re considered to have the cognitive ability of 3-year old human children and are quite the experts at playing video games.

Much smarter than dogs, pigs are very social animals with many behaviours similar to ours – they share 98 percent of human DNA.

The “large white” breed was imported into Australia specifically for use in pig factories (piggeries). They’ve been altered to grow very fast, put on a lot of weight and develop pale skin, alterations that cause them to develop problems associated with weak bones and limited resistance to sunburn, reducing life expectancy from 12 years to 6, even in sanctuaries.


Farm Animal Rescue Inc.

1713 Dayboro Road
QLD 4521

FAR Management Committee

President - Brad King
Vice President - Carol Slater
Treasurer - Kim Payne
Secretary - Aaron Lee
Strategy - Joanne Webb


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