Close

Free Range Pigs

Compared to factory farming, free-range pigs do have richer lives. However, their lives are still cut dramatically short and husbandry practices can be stressful and painful.

On some free range farms, pigs are slaughtered at four to eight months of age; on others, at a mere 14 to 17 weeks. Many free range pigs have rings forced through their noses to prevent them rooting in the soil, thereby denying the pigs an important natural behaviour.

Pigs raised for meat are often ‘free farmed', not free range farmed. Free farmed means that the animals are housed in ‘eco' barns with litter material to root in. They cannot roam the outdoors.

Follow the link below to learn more about why free range is not the best option.

Share kindness

Celebrate a delicious, plant-based Christmas

A plant-based menu that will impress everyone around the Christmas table.
Extend your kindness to animals and our planet this Christmas, while enjoying the most delicious, festive spread!

Donate today

Help us continue helping animals in need.

As a charity, SAFE is reliant on the support of caring people like you to carry out our valuable work. Every dollar goes towards providing education, undertaking research and campaigning for the benefit of all animals.