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Piggery footage reveals horrendous cruelty outside Canberra

By FreddyVegan - 4 August 2012 172

Animal Liberation ACT, in conjunction with Animal Liberation NSW has launched a campaign – Australian Pig Farming: The Inside Story following several months of investigation into Wally’s Piggery, a piggery just 20 mins from Canberra.
Please visit www.aussiepigs.com.au to learn more and find out how you can help the thousands of pigs that are subjected to cruelty on this farm and by the pig industry.

The ABC has reported the story.

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Piggery footage reveals horrendous cruelty outside Canberra
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Jethro 6:19 pm
04 Aug 12
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I wonder if that clown from the pig industry is going to jump on here again and call people who have an issue with the battery farming of pigs ‘ignorant’ and ‘ill-informed’.

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Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 6:29 pm
04 Aug 12
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Yeah it’s a disgusting industry. But I do love bacon. We always buy the free range stuff but I often wonder how true it is?

Does anybody know local suppliers of ethical meats?

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squib 6:38 pm
04 Aug 12
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Have just been watching the videos and photos from that website. Feel absolutely sick. I can’t believe they have gotten away with keeping the pigs in these conditions for this long!

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Thumper 12:10 am
05 Aug 12
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Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Yeah it’s a disgusting industry. But I do love bacon. We always buy the free range stuff but I often wonder how true it is?

Does anybody know local suppliers of ethical meats?

That is a start man.

How we today can justify cruelty to animals is quite beyond me.

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FreddyVegan 3:02 am
05 Aug 12
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Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Yeah it’s a disgusting industry. But I do love bacon. We always buy the free range stuff but I often wonder how true it is?

Does anybody know local suppliers of ethical meats?

Sadly a lot of the ” free range” pigs still live in horrible conditions and at the end of the day they still endure the same horrific slaughtering process as any other pig.

I understand it is a massive decision to make, but going Vegan is the only way to completely stop supporting such a disgusting and cruel industry. There is a lot of great supportive groups around in Canberra and we have a large vegan community full of very normal people who choose to live cruelty free.
Some useful links
http://www.al-act.org/
http://www.vegact.org.au/

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Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 9:21 am
05 Aug 12
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FreddyVegan said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Yeah it’s a disgusting industry. But I do love bacon. We always buy the free range stuff but I often wonder how true it is?

Does anybody know local suppliers of ethical meats?

Sadly a lot of the ” free range” pigs still live in horrible conditions and at the end of the day they still endure the same horrific slaughtering process as any other pig.

I understand it is a massive decision to make, but going Vegan is the only way to completely stop supporting such a disgusting and cruel industry. There is a lot of great supportive groups around in Canberra and we have a large vegan community full of very normal people who choose to live cruelty free.
Some useful links
http://www.al-act.org/
http://www.vegact.org.au/

There are cruelty free ways to keep and slaughter animals. Going vegan is not a option and let’s be real, it’s a ridiculous thought process. Taking honey from bees or milk from cows is not rape.
There’s also the complete hipocrital fact that most vegans will have a apple product, something created with the bones of Chinese people who die so their own family’s can brutally slaughter a chicken.

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Gungahlin Al 10:08 am
05 Aug 12
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Thumper said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Yeah it’s a disgusting industry. But I do love bacon. We always buy the free range stuff but I often wonder how true it is?

Does anybody know local suppliers of ethical meats?

That is a start man.

How we today can justify cruelty to animals is quite beyond me.

+1

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miz 11:06 am
05 Aug 12
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No one wants/endorses cruelty to animals. But I do find it irritating when people purport that the next step is to ‘go vegan’.

Veganism is actually being cruel to yourself (in a kind of illogical-rationalising, self-martyring, holier-than-thou way). Sure, humans can ‘survive’ for a while without animal products – and probably for a long time if artificial supplementation is available – but it is scientifically unarguable that humans are omnivores.

The obvious solution is for the meat industry to employ humane practices, and for farms/ abatoirs etc to be randomly inspected. I have no problem with whistleblowers uncovering when this is not done – but it does not put me off eating meat! Rather, it makes me annoyed that the authorised inspection process has failed.

Also worth noting that veganism has a few promotional problems of its own – I’ve never seen a vegan who actually looked healthy. Eg, we had a vegan at work once and she was most definitely NOT a good advertisement for going vegan! Always ill and having to go to the dr for vitamin injections, always looked unhealthy, and had an appalling eating habits mostly involving coke. Predictably, her preaching about veganism fell on deaf ears.

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SnapperJack 11:54 am
05 Aug 12
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So the loopy Animal Libbers and other fruit loops are trying to get themselves into the media again with another pitiful stunt. At least this time they won’t destroy a multi-million dollar industry and put generations of family farmers out of business like they did with their live cattle exports to Indonesia disgrace last year.

Vegetarians and vegans lost all credibility and proved themselves to be sociopathic nutters when one of them went on 2CC and said that eating eggs was a form of rape and should be outlawed.

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Tetranitrate 11:59 am
05 Aug 12
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FreddyVegan said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Yeah it’s a disgusting industry. But I do love bacon. We always buy the free range stuff but I often wonder how true it is?

Does anybody know local suppliers of ethical meats?

Sadly a lot of the ” free range” pigs still live in horrible conditions and at the end of the day they still endure the same horrific slaughtering process as any other pig.

I understand it is a massive decision to make, but going Vegan is the only way to completely stop supporting such a disgusting and cruel industry. There is a lot of great supportive groups around in Canberra and we have a large vegan community full of very normal people who choose to live cruelty free.
Some useful links
http://www.al-act.org/
http://www.vegact.org.au/

err wot?

Why would you *need* to go vegan to stop supporting the piggery industry? You could simply stop buying products that come from pigs. 1.6 billion Muslims seem to manage that without too many problems.

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Mr Evil 12:11 pm
05 Aug 12
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My questions are:

– When did the authorities first become aware of the appaling conditions on this farm, and why did it take so long for action to be taken? It’s appears that this particular farm has been run ‘quite poorly’ for a very long time, and surely someone must have said something to someone? Word gets around very quickly, especially if these places have a high staff turnover.

– Where are all the government animal welfare, food safety and OH&S inspections to ensure these practices are not occurring at intensive farms? Having dead animal remains and carcusses sitting around in plastic buckets/wheelbarrows is a sure fire way of spreading disease and infection to other animals nearby.

– Were food-service business owners purchasing illegally butchered pigs from this operation; and if so, what action will be taken against them?

– How many other piggeries are currently being run like this in NSW, or elsewhere in Australia?????

I will still continue to eat meat, but I want to know that the meat I eat is taken from an animal that is cared for in the best possible way during its short life, is housed in safe, clean and humane conditions, is fed a proper diet, and is killed by current best-practices, with the minimum of suffering.

Anyone who will not farm animals in this particular way should be removed from the industry as quickly as possible – for the animals’ sake, and for our sake too.

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Pork Hunt 12:45 pm
05 Aug 12
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Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Yeah it’s a disgusting industry. But I do love bacon. We always buy the free range stuff but I often wonder how true it is?

Does anybody know local suppliers of ethical meats?

Get me some halal bacon while you’re there..

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Masquara 12:58 pm
05 Aug 12
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SnapperJack said :

So the loopy Animal Libbers and other fruit loops are trying to get themselves into the media again with another pitiful stunt. At least this time they won’t destroy a multi-million dollar industry and put generations of family farmers out of business like they did with their live cattle exports to Indonesia disgrace last year.

Vegetarians and vegans lost all credibility and proved themselves to be sociopathic nutters when one of them went on 2CC and said that eating eggs was a form of rape and should be outlawed.

Sociopath.

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jasmine 1:12 pm
05 Aug 12
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This is an issue that is not just about vegetarianism/veganism but the ethics of food production and farming meat. There is nothing loopy about approaching meat production from a humanitarian point of view. The pictures of that piggery are disgusting, there is no excuse for this method of farming. Battery farming may not be ‘rape’ in the legal sense but it certainly lacks compassion for the welfare of the animal and is a torturous existence for hens. As consumers we can make a choice, or even go one step further an have your own backyard chooks.

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poetix 1:17 pm
05 Aug 12
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After a lot of thought (well, some, anyway) I decided not to view the footage. Why upset myself given I don’t eat it anyway?

Don’t forget that vegetarians exist: we’re vegan light. Personally, bacon would be one of the last meats I’d consider eating. Pigs remind me too much of my staffie. Only smarter.

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