Letter from Jenny Moxham as published in the The Daily Queensland newspaper
December 11, 2015
How many youngsters are dying for Christmas? Tragically, countless numbers of young animals are, quite literally, dying for Christmas. In our slaughterhouse the Christmas massacre of pigs and turkeys has already begun. I have just watched harrowing undercover footage taken in three Australian slaughterhouses Ė www.animal-lib.org.au/campaigns/animals-forfood/pig-slaughter.
Pigs inside carbon dioxide gas chambers can be seen thrashing, screaming
and gasping for air as they slowly suffocate and their lungs, throats and
eyes burn. The footage shows pigs being electrically stunned, kicked and
And donít think that turkeys are treated any more kindly. Undercover footage from Australian turkey slaughterhouses shows birds being beaten, slammed against walls and stomped on.
Is this what Christmas is really meant to be about?
Return to: Letters