Factory farmed pigs in New Zealand – The price of pork

SAFE Date of publication: 01/01/2009


Narrated by award-winning actor Robyn Malcolm, the 10-minute documentary-styled presentation makes compelling arguments against factory farming. Robyn takes us through how pregnant sows are cruelly treated inside sow stalls and farrowing crates and just what happens to the young piglets destined to become pork.

This film was produced in 2008 as part of SAFE’s campaign against factory pig farming. In 2010 the New Zealand government introduced a phase out of sow stalls after SAFE’s campaign attracted widespread public support. Sow stalls can currently be used for the first four weeks of the sow’s pregnancy and will be completely banned in December 2015. Sows continue to suffer in farrowing crates and fattening pigs can still be kept in barren overcrowded pens.