Piggery footage reveals horrendous cruelty outside Canberra

By 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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172 Responses to Piggery footage reveals horrendous cruelty outside Canberra
#151
EvanJames9:52 pm, 14 Aug 12

Deref said :

Antagonist said :

EvanJames said :

So, let me get this straight. Some (prolific) posters here say that they cared for a bit about the cruelty revealed at Wally’s Piggery, and would have joined in the action, but decided they didn’t like the vegan message being pushed by those running the campaign against it, so they decided not to support it any more.

Incorrect. Allow me to set you straight. Some (prolific) posters here were prepared to join the actoin, but decided they didn’t like the hogwash BS being pushed by vegan extremists, so they decided not to support it.

Well said. Vegans hijacking a worthy cause to push their own silliness – by supporting the former, you run the risk of being assumed to support the latter.

Quite right. After all, all those pigs suffering, well they should choose better people to expose their plight and try to do something about it. Not those silly vegans.

But stand up for your beliefs! Stuff the brutalised pigs! You’ll not support the cause because the vegans are annoying! Yeah! That’ll show them!

#152
Malteser1:48 pm, 16 Aug 12

EvanJames said :

Deref said :

Antagonist said :

EvanJames said :

So, let me get this straight. Some (prolific) posters here say that they cared for a bit about the cruelty revealed at Wally’s Piggery, and would have joined in the action, but decided they didn’t like the vegan message being pushed by those running the campaign against it, so they decided not to support it any more.

Incorrect. Allow me to set you straight. Some (prolific) posters here were prepared to join the actoin, but decided they didn’t like the hogwash BS being pushed by vegan extremists, so they decided not to support it.

Well said. Vegans hijacking a worthy cause to push their own silliness – by supporting the former, you run the risk of being assumed to support the latter.

Quite right. After all, all those pigs suffering, well they should choose better people to expose their plight and try to do something about it. Not those silly vegans.

But stand up for your beliefs! Stuff the brutalised pigs! You’ll not support the cause because the vegans are annoying! Yeah! That’ll show them!

Like your style Evan James. If people were 100% fully concerned – nothing would stand in their way.

#153
Wraith2:08 pm, 16 Aug 12

mos said :

HenryBG said :

The thing about vegans is that they believe in Orbs and other such nutty stuff as well. That pretty much guarantees they can’t achieve much in an IQ test.

What the feck are ‘Orbs’???

Those awesome things on the human female chest

#154
qbngeek3:49 pm, 16 Aug 12

poetix said :

HenryBG said :

mos said :

HenryBG said :

mos said :

Like I said earlier, if it’s possible to live well without animal products (and it is) …

No it isn’t, nutter.
Our species has evolved on an omnivorous diet. Your inability to partake of the omnivorous diet which is all at once natural, healthy and required by our bodies would be best addressed not by the emission of holier-than-thou sermons, but by attendance at the psychiatric facility of your choosing.

I, and many people I know, live very well without animal products. I won’t get into name calling like you – just read http://www.eatright.org/about/content.aspx?id=8357

It’s not possible. Our bodies are designed to be fed from a rung or two up the food chain. We are not herbivores.
You are frail and unhealthy with vitamin deficiencies, iron deficiency, unnatural pallor and depressed immune systems, not to mention the IQ problems caused by stunted brain development due to vital B-group vitamins being absent from your diet. And vegans are even worse.
Actually the worst thing about you is having to listen to you trying to order your Fussy Meal(TM) at the restaurant. Get a grip you complete loons.

The jury is still out on the benefits of an all goat diet though.

At the very least it is a tasty diet…

#155
qbngeek3:52 pm, 16 Aug 12

EvanJames said :

Deref said :

Antagonist said :

EvanJames said :

So, let me get this straight. Some (prolific) posters here say that they cared for a bit about the cruelty revealed at Wally’s Piggery, and would have joined in the action, but decided they didn’t like the vegan message being pushed by those running the campaign against it, so they decided not to support it any more.

Incorrect. Allow me to set you straight. Some (prolific) posters here were prepared to join the actoin, but decided they didn’t like the hogwash BS being pushed by vegan extremists, so they decided not to support it.

Well said. Vegans hijacking a worthy cause to push their own silliness – by supporting the former, you run the risk of being assumed to support the latter.

Quite right. After all, all those pigs suffering, well they should choose better people to expose their plight and try to do something about it. Not those silly vegans.

But stand up for your beliefs! Stuff the brutalised pigs! You’ll not support the cause because the vegans are annoying! Yeah! That’ll show them!

Never mind the fact that I actually signed the petition and i have sent a letter to my local member advising how disgusted I am. All I refused to do was promote a website full of biased and agenda-pushing rubbish that had very little to do with the cause.

#156
FreddyVegan8:54 am, 22 Nov 12

UPDATE:
A few days ago, activists returned to Wally’s Piggery. For the moment, the farrowing sheds are empty – there are no sows or piglets on site. A large number of grower pigs (2-6 months) remain, in the same filthy conditions seen four months earlier.

In the slaughter room, activists found a pig’s head underneath a chair, pools of fresh blood on the floor and cutting table, blood spatter on the walls, blood and fur in the scalding tank, and a new mallet, all indicating that Wally is continuing to illegally bludgeon and kill his pigs, right under the nose of the authorities.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=aSXcL7-_D9Y#!

The Canberra Times has also reported the story

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/cruel-piggery-continues-to-operate-20121113-299sw.html

#157
Pitchka9:18 am, 22 Nov 12

I love Bacon.. That is all..

#158
Thumper9:56 am, 22 Nov 12

Pitchka said :

I love Bacon.. That is all..

Just shut the place down.

Cruelty is cruelty.

That is all.

#159
Link10:07 am, 22 Nov 12

The vegan/vego vs omnivore debate isn’t binary. It’s not as though the options are ‘crazy vegan’ or ‘indifferent meat eater’, it’s a gradient. If everyone reduced their dependence on factory-farmed meat just a little (a meat-free day or two a week), the industry would suffer and the message that their practices are unacceptable might finally be received.

#160
Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd10:10 am, 22 Nov 12

Hack mentioned this place in a story on i think tuesday.

#161
DrKoresh10:26 am, 22 Nov 12

Animals are people too!

#162
FreddyVegan10:39 am, 22 Nov 12

Thumper said :

Pitchka said :

I love Bacon.. That is all..

Just shut the place down.

Cruelty is cruelty.

That is all.

Absolutely, unfortunately the RSPCA does not share this view and Wally Perenc continues to operate.

#163
DrKoresh10:48 am, 22 Nov 12

FreddyVegan said :

Thumper said :

Pitchka said :

I love Bacon.. That is all..

Just shut the place down.

Cruelty is cruelty.

That is all.

Absolutely, unfortunately the RSPCA does not share this view and Wally Perenc continues to operate.

I trust the RSPCA more than a bunch of ideologues when it comes to such decisions.

#164
poetix10:55 am, 22 Nov 12

FreddyVegan said :

Thumper said :

Pitchka said :

I love Bacon.. That is all..

Just shut the place down.

Cruelty is cruelty.

That is all.

Absolutely, unfortunately the RSPCA does not share this view and Wally Perenc continues to operate.

I thought the RSPCA was trying to get a case together to take to the courts?

My own view is that I don’t eat meat, and I’ll only buy free range/organic meat for Mr Poetix. And he has to cook it and eat it in the dog kennel. (That’s a joke. We don’t have a dog kennel.)

#165
FreddyVegan9:15 am, 13 Jun 13

Activists from Animal Liberation can today confirm that both of Wally Perenc’s piggeries have CLOSED DOWN. A big thank you to everyone who called, emailed, or otherwise expressed their outrage, or raised awareness about pig farming in Australia by sharing our photos and videos.

However… Wally’s Piggery was never just a “rogue operator”. Animal Liberation has obtained the following horrifying footage from Ean Pollard’s Lansdowne Piggery in Young NSW, where hundreds and hundreds of pregnant pigs scream and thrash, trying in vain to escape their tiny metal cages (known as sow stalls) while showing signs of insanity and starvation. The single eight minute continuous shot isn’t “graphic”, but it’s still very difficult to sit through. Right now, hundreds of thousands of pigs across Australia are suffering in cages just like these.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y61YsJxEQ2s

Ean Pollard is the Chairman of the NSW Farmers Pork Committee – he’s a big name in the industry. The footage was originally to be aired by Channel Seven’s Today Tonight, who went to talk to Ean prior to a formal on-camera interview. He said he wouldn’t show them his sow stalls; when they told him they already had footage of his sow stalls, he apparently “freaked”. The day before the interview was to take place, the story was cancelled without explanation.

We’ve just relaunched our website, http://www.aussiepigs.com.au, where we’ll be adding more and more investigations. Here you can see photos from Lansdowne (with more photos and videos of the rest of the piggery coming soon), and additional videos from Allain’s Piggery and from Wally’s Piggery, including what it now looks like as an empty, haunting reminder of the hell that was once hidden within its crumbling walls. It’s important to remember that, were it not for the illegal instrusion by Animal Liberation activists, Wally would still now, one year later, be bludgeoning pigs to death with a sledgehammer.

#166
R. Slicker10:50 am, 13 Jun 13

FreddyVegan said :

Activists from Animal Liberation can today confirm that both of Wally Perenc’s piggeries have CLOSED DOWN. A big thank you to everyone who called, emailed, or otherwise expressed their outrage, or raised awareness about pig farming in Australia by sharing our photos and videos.

However… Wally’s Piggery was never just a “rogue operator”. Animal Liberation has obtained the following horrifying footage from Ean Pollard’s Lansdowne Piggery in Young NSW, where hundreds and hundreds of pregnant pigs scream and thrash, trying in vain to escape their tiny metal cages (known as sow stalls) while showing signs of insanity and starvation. The single eight minute continuous shot isn’t “graphic”, but it’s still very difficult to sit through. Right now, hundreds of thousands of pigs across Australia are suffering in cages just like these.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y61YsJxEQ2s

Ean Pollard is the Chairman of the NSW Farmers Pork Committee – he’s a big name in the industry. The footage was originally to be aired by Channel Seven’s Today Tonight, who went to talk to Ean prior to a formal on-camera interview. He said he wouldn’t show them his sow stalls; when they told him they already had footage of his sow stalls, he apparently “freaked”. The day before the interview was to take place, the story was cancelled without explanation.

We’ve just relaunched our website, http://www.aussiepigs.com.au, where we’ll be adding more and more investigations. Here you can see photos from Lansdowne (with more photos and videos of the rest of the piggery coming soon), and additional videos from Allain’s Piggery and from Wally’s Piggery, including what it now looks like as an empty, haunting reminder of the hell that was once hidden within its crumbling walls. It’s important to remember that, were it not for the illegal instrusion by Animal Liberation activists, Wally would still now, one year later, be bludgeoning pigs to death with a sledgehammer.

The attack on the piggery in Young has made the front page of today’s edition of The Land. The other media have ignored it. I wonder why?

#167
muscledude_oz10:59 am, 13 Jun 13

Thumper said :

Pitchka said :

I love Bacon.. That is all..

Just shut the place down.

Cruelty is cruelty.

That is all.

Bacon is probably the most unhealthy meat you can buy. Very little protein, almost all fat. Avoid it like the plague if you are competing or on a bulking or cutting cycle. In fact avoid it altogether. The best meat to eat if you are into fitness or bodybuilding is kangaroo – high protein, almost zero fat.

There seems to be a swing away from bacon anyway. A few days ago I visited Woolies and the infamous $5.99 1kg Home Brand packs of bacon were gone and replaced by 300g packs. A case of Woolies being a good corporate citizen or a more health conscious society? Hopefully both.

#168
Jim Jones1:03 pm, 13 Jun 13

muscledude_oz said :

Thumper said :

Pitchka said :

I love Bacon.. That is all..

Just shut the place down.

Cruelty is cruelty.

That is all.

Bacon is probably the most unhealthy meat you can buy. Very little protein, almost all fat. Avoid it like the plague if you are competing or on a bulking or cutting cycle. In fact avoid it altogether. The best meat to eat if you are into fitness or bodybuilding is kangaroo – high protein, almost zero fat.

There seems to be a swing away from bacon anyway. A few days ago I visited Woolies and the infamous $5.99 1kg Home Brand packs of bacon were gone and replaced by 300g packs. A case of Woolies being a good corporate citizen or a more health conscious society? Hopefully both.

I think you’ll find that most people eat bacon BECAUSE IT’S AWESOME!!!

Very few of us are interested in oiling ourselves up and standing around half-naked flexing for the other guys in the gym to watch.

You might have better luck pitching this info to the new bar in Dickson I’ve heard so much about.

#169
neanderthalsis1:20 pm, 13 Jun 13

jasmine said :

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.

Some of us choose to hunt our own meat. You can be guaranteed a free range venison or boar roast, rabbit pie, baked trout or redfin that was killed cleanly and humanely if you catch or shoot and butcher it yourself. You also get to commune with nature and get some exercise as you hike through state forests or meander along the banks of a quiet stream. You also help the environment and the preservation of native flora and fauna by removing introduced species from the ecosystem.

So kiddies, don’t turn vegan, turn hunter. You know it makes sense.

#170
poetix1:21 pm, 13 Jun 13

muscledude_oz said :

Thumper said :

Pitchka said :

I love Bacon.. That is all..

Just shut the place down.

Cruelty is cruelty.

That is all.

Bacon is probably the most unhealthy meat you can buy. Very little protein, almost all fat. Avoid it like the plague if you are competing or on a bulking or cutting cycle. In fact avoid it altogether. The best meat to eat if you are into fitness or bodybuilding is kangaroo – high protein, almost zero fat.

There seems to be a swing away from bacon anyway. A few days ago I visited Woolies and the infamous $5.99 1kg Home Brand packs of bacon were gone and replaced by 300g packs. A case of Woolies being a good corporate citizen or a more health conscious society? Hopefully both.

Health and protein to fat ratios are not really the issues here, you know. You really can’t make a decision on every moral or political conundrum purely by the implications for bodybuilding.

#171
Jim Jones2:04 pm, 13 Jun 13

poetix said :

muscledude_oz said :

Thumper said :

Pitchka said :

I love Bacon.. That is all..

Just shut the place down.

Cruelty is cruelty.

That is all.

Bacon is probably the most unhealthy meat you can buy. Very little protein, almost all fat. Avoid it like the plague if you are competing or on a bulking or cutting cycle. In fact avoid it altogether. The best meat to eat if you are into fitness or bodybuilding is kangaroo – high protein, almost zero fat.

There seems to be a swing away from bacon anyway. A few days ago I visited Woolies and the infamous $5.99 1kg Home Brand packs of bacon were gone and replaced by 300g packs. A case of Woolies being a good corporate citizen or a more health conscious society? Hopefully both.

Health and protein to fat ratios are not really the issues here, you know. You really can’t make a decision on every moral or political conundrum purely by the implications for bodybuilding.

Come on … in the end almost everything revolves around dudes oiling themselves up and posing for other dudes.

It’s totally not gay.

#172
Ben_Dover4:37 pm, 13 Jun 13

Come on … in the end almost everything revolves around dudes oiling themselves up and posing for other dudes.

Well you would say that, wouldn’t you.

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