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The Pig Project 6 - A pig in clover…

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 A pig in clover… full size
 A pig in clover… detail
 A pig in clover… detail
 A pig in clover… detail
 A pig in clover… detail
 A pig in clover… detail
This final painting in the Pig Project series will be auctioned to raise funds for Viva! later this year.
 
(Acrylic paint on canvas, image size measuring 40cms x 50cms unframed)

The 6th and final piece in ‘The Pig Project’ by Philip McCulloch-Downs.

 
The Consumer creates the demand.
 
The demand justifies the Industry.
 
The Industry feeds the Consumer.
 
‘The Industry’ has no empathy or compassion.
 
It is a brutal, profit-driven entity, cynically and successfully hidden away from the public.
 
You, the consumer, can end this.

Starve the industry.

Break the cycle.

Choose vegan.

THE PIG PROJECT I - The forgotten

The first of six paintings in 'The Pig Project', create for Viva! as part of their latest campaign (www.viva.org.uk/faceoff)

The images speak for themselves, because these disregarded and abused creatures cannot.

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THE PIG PROJECT 2 - Best of British

The second set of paintings in 'The Pig Project', created for Viva! as part of their latest campaign (www.viva.org.uk/faceoff)

The images speak for themselves, because these disregarded and abused creatures cannot.

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THE PIG PROJECT 3 - CAGED

The third painting in the 'Pig Project' series for Viva! inspired by their investigations of UK pig farms 2015/2016. 

The 'Five Freedoms' of the UK Animal Welfare Council state that an animal's needs include: 

(1) A suitable diet 
(2) the ability to exhibit normal behavior patterns 
(3) any need he or she has to be housed with, or apart from, other animals 
(4) protection from pain, suffering, injury and disease 
(5) a suitable environment (how he or she is housed) 

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Motherhood 1

THE PIG PROJECT 4 - Motherhood

There are 350, 000 sows in Britain.
900 for every large-scale factory farm.

During pregnancy 70% of these sows will be imprisoned in a farrowing crate for up to 5 weeks.
This highly unnatural environment can lead to abnormal behaviour, indicating prolonged stress and even madness.

In the wild they would build nests for their babies out of twigs and leaves.
In Pig Farms they produce around 6 litters before being slaughtered at 4 years old.

THIS is the true face of Motherhood in a Factory Farm.
Unnatural.
Degrading.
Inhumane.

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THE PIG PROJECT - No kind of life

THE PIG PROJECT 5 - No kind of life

On UK farms 80% of British piglets suffer 2 major mutilations before they are 7 weeks old - teeth clipping and tail docking.
Both can cause chronic pain and can carry risk of infection.
 
Almost all are performed without anaesthetic.
 
They are weaned unnaturally early at only 3 – 4 weeks old, requiring a daily regime of drugs to keep them alive, causing psychological trauma to both mother and piglets.
 
Alive, breathing, thinking, feeling.
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