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Australia's Blood Sport: Pig Dogging – Take Action Now

Many Australians are unaware of the disgraceful way in which wild pigs are being killed throughout New South Wales and Queensland. Scroll down, and add your name to our campaign to end this practice.

Pig dogging is a shamefully cruel and barbaric practice in which dogs are forced to hunt wild pigs.

Pig dogging is a shamefully cruel and barbaric practice in which dogs are forced to hunt wild pigs. While hunters boast grotesquely of the adrenaline rush they experience, their treatment of the victims of this "sport" – both pigs and dogs – is deplorable.

The dogs are encouraged to chase and tire out the pigs and then hold them by the ears until a human arrives to kill them. Pigs who are chased, trapped, and killed in this way experience intense fear and distress.

Pig dogging is a shamefully cruel and barbaric practice in which dogs are forced to hunt wild pigs.

Usually, hunters kill pigs by "sticking" them – stabbing them in the stomach or chest to puncture the heart – before leaving them to bleed out in a prolonged and painful death.

Because these hunts cover large areas and it's difficult for hunters to maintain contact with their dogs, pigs are often mauled for long periods and even killed before the humans arrive on the scene. In many cases, hunters actually encourage their dogs to maul the pigs.

The dogs are usually large mixed-breed ones who've been "blooded" to make them especially aggressive. They may be beaten, starved, and psychologically abused in order to "train" them not to retreat from a pig 10 times their size.

After enduring this trauma, they're then exposed to extreme danger during the hunt. Even though they may be "armoured" – wearing protective throat collars, breastplates, and vests – they're often injured, mutilated, and killed.

Pig dogging is a shamefully cruel and barbaric practice in which dogs are forced to hunt wild pigs.

Legislation relating to pig dogging differs from state to state, but it's virtually impossible to take part in this blood sport without seriously compromising the intentions and regulations of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979 and the Companion Animals Act 1998.

Write to the New South Wales and Queensland state governments and ask that they take action on this important issue.

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Minister
Mark
Furner
Queensland
Minister for Agriculture
Adam
Marshall
New South Wales

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