Animal rights group ventures into farming heartland
AN animal rescue group that provides sanctuary to farm animals is venturing into the state's agricultural heartland.
Farm Animal Rescue Australia founder Brad King is coming to Toowoomba.
The not-for-profit organisation is described as a safe haven for cows, pigs, chickens, goats and sheep.
But for Mr King, it's not about the animals he can save, but about those he can't.
"Few people think of farm animals as the affectionate, social and playful creatures that they are," he said.
Mr King said his care and extensive knowledge of farmed animals made him uniquely qualified to talk about their needs and share their stories.
He has a radical take on animal farming
"Farmed animals are the most abused animals on the planet," he said.
"Estimates suggest that more that 99 per cent of all animal cruelty cases involve farmed animals.
"Yet there are only a handful or organisations dedicated to their protection, much less than there are for the protection of dogs, cats and wildlife."
Mo Orr from Vegans In Toowoomba said most animals born into farms in Australia would die violent and bloody deaths after short, miserable lives.
The group will talk at the Uni Bar USQ, R Block, West St, Toowoomba on Tuesday April 19 from 6.30pm.