When you pig out on a Christmas lunch of roast pork and cracking, just know Hugo Weaving won’t be happy.
Yesterday he helped save Daisy, who stars in the upcoming Hollywood film Charlotte’s Web, from an intensive piggery to a free-range farm in Victoria.
Having worked with pigs on the set of Babe, Weaving was staggered as to how intelligent they were, he said.
"The pigs in Babe were extraordinary, they only needed to be trained once," said Weaving, who was the voice of Rex the dog in Babe.
"I would love people to stop and think about how intelligent these creatures are and realise it’s worth spending money on free-range eggs or pork," said Weaving, the ambassador for animal rights group Voiceless.
Weaving plans to be with his family for the holiday season before heading to New York to re-release the play Hedda Gabler where he will star with Cate Blanchett.