ANIMAL LIBERATION UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION LEADS TO RAID ON PIGGERY BY POLICE, ANIMAL WELFARE INSPECTORS, AND THE FOOD AUTHORITY
SHOCKING EVIDENCE OF BRUTAL ANIMAL ABUSE AND HORRIFIC SLAUGHTER EXPOSES PIG INDUSTRY'S HIDDEN CRIMES
Mark Pearson, Executive Director Animal Liberation NSW said:
This piggery is one of the worst examples of factory farming where animals are treated like 'production machines' and no thought is given to their capacity to suffer.
Animal activists from Animal Liberation ACT & NSW discovered and photographed pigs, sows and piglets living in appalling conditions. Images also included buckets of dead piglets, a sledge hammer used to bludgeon pigs, and sows with open sores.
Jess Ferry, Co-President of Animal Liberation ACT said:
Hidden cameras filming over several weeks
revealed sick and dying animals, workers throwing and kicking piglets and
beating sows, and infestations of flies around and on the pigs. In the
slaughter room, the footage showed the owner of the piggery smashing his
pigs with a sledgehammer before cutting their throat and leaving them to die
in agony over six minutes, sometimes returning to use the knife or
sledgehammer again. No stunning device was used, and workers were seen to be
drinking from beer bottles during their shift in the slaughter room.
Today’s raid by the police, the RSPCA, the Animal Welfare League and the Food Authority on this horrific facility was long overdue.
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