Aussie Farm negotiator Brad King said activists know the penalties they face.
Aussie Farm negotiator Brad King said activists know the penalties they face. Michael Nolan

Meet the man caring for abattoir lambs saved by vegans

THE man caring for three sheep rescued from Carey Bros Yangan Abattoir will be in Toowoomba to talk about what he sees as the cruelty in modern meat and dairy production.

Brad King launched Farm Animal Rescue and was invited to town by Mo Orr from Vegans in Toowoomba.

"He has the most incredible knowledge of farm animals," she said.

"He knows the genetic manipulation that has taken place over the centuries, he knows what has been bred into them for strengths and weaknesses."

Both Ms Orr and Mr King were involved in the protest at Yangan on April 8.

About 20 protesters entered the abattoir in the early hours and chained themselves to the kill floor machinery.

They refused to leave until the site owner freed three lambs. Ms Orr has since appeared in the court and copped a fine for trespassing.

She said it was worth it to spread the animals-rights message.

"We did this to call attention to the animals," Ms Orr said.

"It was disappointing that so much was on the activist and not the animals.

"What happens in the industry is information we need to know so we can change our behaviour and stop being so violent. The violence in our society starts when we think some creatures are less than us."

Mr King devoted his life to animal rescue. He spent years working to free farm animals in the US before opening a centre at Dayboro.

"Brad's ethics are unquestionable," Ms Orr said.

"They do have visitors to the sanctuary and run an education program, but his focus is always about what is best for those in his care."

Brad King will present The Secret Life of Farm Animals at the Toowoomba Library on July 4, from 6pm. Tickets are $15. The cost includes dinner.



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