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Undercover Video leads to Police Raid on Australian Piggery

From AussiePigs.com.au
August 2012

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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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