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The Egg Corporation response to the Parkwood saboteurs

By johnboy - 13 March 2012 28

In the interests of balance here is the Australian Egg Corporation media release in response to the attack on Parkwood’s egg operation:

Early this morning, animal activists broke into Pace Egg Farm, Canberra, in what is believed to be one of the worst examples of industrial sabotage in Australia.

The animal activists used battery acid to destroy farm equipment and electric tools to cut all conveyor belts and wreck forklifts on the farm. The activists have suggested on a website that the break-in was undertaken in the name of animal welfare. The reality could not be further from the truth. They also posted a video implying it was taken during the raid.

“We question the veracity of that footage. These home grown extremists have put at risk the welfare of 30,000 hens currently housed at the Pace Farm, Canberra,” AECL Managing Director, James Kellaway, said.

“Contrary to the activists’ ill-informed claims, the destruction of facilities on the farm using battery acid and electric tools has caused extensive damage that had the potential to affect the welfare of the hens. It remains to be seen whether any alternative accommodation can be found at such short notice. The welfare of the hens has been placed in complete jeopardy as a direct result of this commercial vandalism.”

By breaking into the farm the activists also breached strict bio-security procedures which are implemented to protect the welfare of the hens from life threatening diseases.

“Farm staff were working on site until late into the night. It was complete luck they were not onsite when the activists broke-in with their battery acid and electric tools,” Mr Kellaway said.

“It was, however, staff who were the first to discover the destruction this morning and were sickened by what they saw. They are shocked at how close they came to being caught up in the activists’ insane terrorism and the disruption they caused the hens. Staff are now fearful of their safety.”

“It has to be said that the increasingly hardline rhetoric of animal welfare groups has created an atmosphere that encourages extreme animal activists to operate. We urge legitimate animal welfare groups to be aware of the consequences of their hardline approach.”

“The Australian egg industry calls on animal welfare groups to publicly denounce the behaviour of extreme activists that not only puts the livelihoods of hard working, law-abiding Australians in jeopardy but puts at risk the welfare of the very animals they claim they are trying to protect. There is no place in Australia for this sort of extreme activity,” Mr Kellaway said.

Please note: Pace Farm, Canberra provides the ACT and surrounding area with a large portion of the region’s cage, cagefree and free range retail eggs. The cage-free and free range eggs are shipped to the site from outlying regional farms where they are then packed and distributed. The activist break-in will cause disruptions to cage, cage-free and free range egg supplies in the region, however it is too early to determine the extent to which this will occur and for how long it will last.

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Jivrashia 1:20 pm 15 Mar 12

p1 said :

Without getting bogged down in definitions of the word “necessary”, I think bombing Hiroshima was the correct thing to do. Nagasaki probably not.

The hell is this argument?
Dropping that bomb had nothing to do with right or wrong. It was the undeniable benefit it would bring to the allies. Saving the lives of many American and Australian soldiers was only a part of it.

The Japanese civilian casualty? Collateral damage?
Damage to the battery farm? Insane terrorism?

slimshady5546 12:35 pm 15 Mar 12

thye deserved everything they got

watto23 11:14 am 15 Mar 12

I personally buy free range eggs, but people must buy the cheapest battery hen eggs still, otherwise, you’d think they would go out of business. Not like its hard to know given the laws that supermarkets have to label and seperate the three types.

Still radical action like this never solves any issues. They should have snuck in and got some photos of some cute chicks in poor conditions and got them plastered all over the place people hate to see cute animals in danger. They like to hate extremists.

p1 10:12 am 15 Mar 12

DarkLadyWolfMother said :

Hiroshima is probably not such a great example of “necessary” since it probably wasn’t.

Without getting bogged down in definitions of the word “necessary”, I think bombing Hiroshima was the correct thing to do. Nagasaki probably not.

Mysteryman 10:11 am 15 Mar 12

Proboscus said :

HenryBG said :

LSWCHP said :

Emphatic but peaceful and legal protest is a far more fruitful and productive way to go.

Effecting change can take all sorts of different action, including violence if necessary. Hence Hiroshima. “Peaceful” protest is not always the correct action.

I never thought of it that way before but I guess that a protest against an egg farm is comparable to the end of the war in the Pacific..

Of course. The treatment of chickens parallels perfectly with the struggle against captivity and/or complete annihilation by millions of people across multiple continents. It’s an entirely relevant comparison…

…if your head is stuck firmly up your backside.

DarkLadyWolfMother 9:28 am 15 Mar 12

HenryBG said :

LSWCHP said :

Emphatic but peaceful and legal protest is a far more fruitful and productive way to go.

Effecting change can take all sorts of different action, including violence if necessary. Hence Hiroshima. “Peaceful” protest is not always the correct action.

Hiroshima is probably not such a great example of “necessary” since it probably wasn’t.

Proboscus 9:10 am 15 Mar 12

HenryBG said :

LSWCHP said :

Emphatic but peaceful and legal protest is a far more fruitful and productive way to go.

Effecting change can take all sorts of different action, including violence if necessary. Hence Hiroshima. “Peaceful” protest is not always the correct action.

I never thought of it that way before but I guess that a protest against an egg farm is comparable to the end of the war in the Pacific..

HenryBG 8:05 am 15 Mar 12

LSWCHP said :

Emphatic but peaceful and legal protest is a far more fruitful and productive way to go.

Effecting change can take all sorts of different action, including violence if necessary. Hence Hiroshima. “Peaceful” protest is not always the correct action.

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