An initiative by Aussie Farms and Animal Liberation ACT

Piggeries across Australia: A snapshot of the industry

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Dead Horse Gully (DHG) Piggery

Petition: Shut Down Blantyre Piggeries

When you sign the petition, an email will be sent with the following letter along with your comment to these recipient(s):

Katrina Hodgkinson MP, Minister for Primary Industries

Dear [name],

I am writing to you in your capacity as the [position].

Information revealed recently from Aussie Farms' campaign against cruelty in the pork industry has alerted me to the inhumane practices being carried out at Blantyre Farms' Golden Grove and Dead Horse Gully Piggeries near Young, NSW.

In the video footage captured by activists, I saw sows confined to tiny metal cages within 'farrowing crates' for up to six weeks at a time. In the farrowing crates, sows showed signs of distress, exhibiting stereotypies (abnormal repetitive behaviours) such as bar biting, rubbing repetitively on bars and protruding edges, prolonged pressing and pushing, head bowing, weaving, stepping back and forward and 'sham' chewing. Many have great difficulty standing up or lying down due to weakness, the tiny size of their cages, and the slippery metal floor. Some pigs had less than two inches of space in front or behind them, and all were unable to take more than one or two steps forwards or backwards, and were unable to turn around. They are kept here for upwards of six weeks at a time.

David Hewson, the manager of Blantyre Farms, is seen on hidden camera footage repeatedly smacking and poking sows with both ends of an oar, in order to get them to stand up - he does this to every sow he finds lying down, every day he is working in the farrowing crate shed. This is often done in full view of other employees. Whenever sows see him coming, they are visibly scared and try to stand up, but often fail to do so in time.

A large number of dead and dying piglets were found at Golden Grove Piggery on each night of footage obtained by Aussie Farms. Many of these were simply left in the aisles, often in full view of their mothers who could see through the bars beneath their feeding trough. A number of piglets were killed or severely injured by "overlay", where the sows lie on top of their piglets, crushing them. The industry claims farrowing crates prevent overlay, however Blantyre Farms proves the logical counterance to that argument, that where the sows have such difficulty standing or lying and are unable to move away from their young, and where the piglets have little room of their own, overlay is inevitable.

Workers at Blantyre Farms' Golden Grove Piggery cut off the tails and teeth of piglets, and cut sections out of their ears, all without pain relief. Tails are discared in the aisles and sometimes even end up in the food trolley. In Blantyre's grower facility, Dead Horse Gully (DHG) Piggery, there is a severe cannibalism problem with pigs biting off the stubs of each others' tails due to overcrowding and a completet lack of stimulation, even after their tails have been cut off.

When moving piglets between farrowing crates or taking them from their mothers to be moved across the road to DHG Piggery, workers pick them up by one leg and throw them into trolleys, the piglets often landing head-first or crashing into others already in the trolley.

Blantyre has an artificial insemination "rape shed" in which six boars (male pigs) and a number of sows are kept. Semen is "extracted" from the boars by workers. Sows due to be re-impregnated (shortly after being moved out of the farrowing crates) are then moved into small cages approximately the size of sow stalls, and the semen is forcefully inserted into them by the workers via tubes called Pork Storks. This process sometimes needs to be repeated one or a few times before the sow becomes pregnant, at which stage she is moved into the large group housing sheds, which features row upon row of open-backed sow stalls, where the sows can move out into a small corridor between the stalls, but must return to the stalls for food and water or to avoid being attacked by other sows, as is common due to the overcrowded, unstimulating conditions. The air in this shed is filthy, and for the sixteen weeks of their pregnancy the sows remain trapped here without sunlight, on concrete floor where they must live amongst each others' urine and faeces (in natural conditions, pigs will urinate and defecate far away from where they sleep and eat).

I implore you to do all in your power to shut down Blantyre Farms' Golden Grove and Dead Horse Gully Piggeries immediately.

[your comment]

Yours sincerely,
[your name], [your postcode]

Aussie Farms

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  1. 2794

    Leanne Berghuis Wed 3/1/18 8:56pm

    Beyond HORROR! SHUTDOWN this nightmare for these innocent animals. i am disgusted with the level of depracity in the human species. I am heartened by the compassionate humans who abhorr this.
    Authorities MUST do their part and END this! We consumers can do our part and stop purchasing animal products and continue to support these movements and petitions. To educate our friends relatives and children.
    These pigs are gentle, innocent beings, being driven mad and suffering mental and physical abuse all because humans like to eat them! How wiring immoral and unjust, how selfish and greedy!
    All Earthlings have a birthright to live freely on this planet as nature intended. It is our responsibility as the most intelligent of species to speak up for these voiceless vulnerable creature.
    The future will be Vegan.
    The sooner these places are all shutdown the better for all creatures and this planet.

  2. 2793

    alena renee swagel Mon 1/1/18 2:54am

    i hope to stop this cruelty

  3. 2783

    Roger Walter Thu 6/4/17 4:11pm

    Pigs are a an adorable animal. Show mercy, and help end this barbaric human evil.

  4. 2782

    Anonymous Thu 6/4/17 4:05pm

    Ghandi said, ' can tell a country by the way it treats it's animals".

    Please put an end to these poor animals wretched, miserable, tortured lives. By law, farmers shouldn't be allowed to cause an animal suffering.

  5. 2774

    jennifer woolard Wed 15/2/17 4:57pm

    Shut down this concentration camp..only psychopaths could work here and own this facility. Disgusting .

  6. 2771

    Julie Bettson Mon 2/1/17 4:45pm

    I have never liked intensive farming of any animal. It totally unnecessary in this day and age to farm like this. These pigs are living creatures with feeling and senses like us so that if they are hurt or mistreated they can feel it. How anyone can harm an animal, any animal, like this is beyond me. And am so sick and tired of hearing about the money dude of things. More people want to eat free range and organic foods now more than ever. These places belong in our past, not our future. Shut it down before it opens up.

  7. 2770

    Michael Phelan Sat 31/12/16 1:14am

    This must be stopped.

  8. 2769

    Melissa Murphy-Webster Tue 20/12/16 3:59pm

    It is a cruel practise which sees these beautiful animals kept prisoner their entire life with a imminent death sentence. Stop animal cruelty and torture.

  9. 2768

    Pat McMahon Tue 20/12/16 8:13am

    Cruelty for profit has no place in our community.

  10. 2767

    Clive Riseam Mon 19/12/16 5:59pm

    It's a travesty when in this day and age, we let GREED and CRUELTY exist - perhaps the beneficiaries of the $s might want them and their families to spend their existence like that, that they are forcing on these animals - and absolute disgrace - boycott them for starters.

  11. 2763

    Lea McKiernan Mon 19/12/16 12:36pm

    What a disgusting example of the human race.

  12. 2759

    Jacqui Lamont Sat 10/12/16 11:31am

    Intensive farming just disgusts me. We cannot continue to treat animals this way.

  13. 2756

    Michelle Cotterill Wed 7/12/16 8:40pm

    Stop this cruelty!

  14. 2754

    Christine Jones Wed 9/11/16 10:15pm

    I was one of a small number of people allowed to see inside a rural piggery. The farmer made every effort to improve the quality of the pigs' lives. Initiatives included ensuring the pens were clean and airy, giving them items to chew and play with, making sure they had space to move, and playing soft music, which they definitely enjoyed. They even had preferences as to what sort of music they liked, and would react differently to different types. Compared to this, large intensive factory farms are just horrible. You wouldn't wish that sort of life on your worst enemy. They've got to go.

  15. 2751

    nastja potočnik Thu 6/10/16 6:38am

    This farm is a horror movie!

  16. 2738

    Anonymous Sun 24/7/16 10:46am

    Stop being a cave man, we are in the 21 first century.
    Please,have, pettiness with living creature's, who feels pain and are vulnerable'
    We should be now ,more civilised.
    thank you.

  17. 2734

    Troy Young Tue 7/6/16 5:18pm

    If you can't look after the animals they should not be in your care.

  18. 2731

    Priya Fernandes Mon 6/6/16 12:57pm

    While it is acknowledged that human beings will never stop eating defenceless animals, it is incumbent upon us to provide them with a decent environment during their brief life. Please do not approve cruelty in the form of factory farming. If we are to make any progress on the ethical front, free range is the way to go. Stop enabling and abetting this cruelty. Premier Baird is a devout Christian. is this what his Christian faith has taught him? To encourage cruelty to harmless and defenceless animals?

  19. 2727

    Andrea Mason Thu 2/6/16 7:58pm

    Oh my god. I had tears rolling down my face watching all these videos. The government needs to step in and stop this happening to the pigs and also other animal industries. The RSPCA should also be working with the government and use every means possible to change how the pigs are housed and looked after. Because clearly by the videos they are not looked after. They may be animals but they are a living thing, have feelings and hurt and feel pain. At Blantyre Farms (and many others too) has inadequate housing etc. No sunshine, no room to move, the smell and all the death and what hurts too is the poor sow has to watch their piglets sick or dying etc. There pens, well cant really call them pens. They cant even turn around in the pen and are on slippery, metal floors. They don't look like they cared for cos of the sores and seeing some pigs hardly able to walk or lying down and cant get up etc. They need to be looked after and vet checked and not live in their own poo and urine. They are too confined and squashed in their enclosures with others and too small of pens with their piglets. So l beg you to do something about this farm and all other farms and make sure farmers care for their animals. These videos make it bad for the farmers who treat their animals good. To some farmers the animals are just $ products. Yes it is their living and livelihood but treat the animals right not like they nothing and have no feelings etc. So please step up both the local, state and federal governments and give the RSPCA more help and right to deal with these bad farms. The videos were hard to watch but as a consumer l had to watch them with tears and disbelief that any human could let animals live this way and treat them disgustingly and cruelly in a lot of cases. And there must be a better way to euthanize animals than the pain l saw in videos of gasing them. Was not quick etc. Was hard to watch what they had to go through to die. Please do something and stop these farms and the so called farmers who run these farms. This has put me off eating pork when l see how the pigs are kept and what the poor pigs are going through. Look after the welfare of all animals.

  20. 2724

    Peter Fell Tue 10/5/16 7:17pm

    As a retired Australian I no longer eat pork, which used to be a favourite food of mine, because of the underlying cruelty within the industry. The Blantyre Farms' Golden Grove and Dead Horse Gully Piggeries near Young, NSW appear to follow this pattern and as a result do not deserve to remain open. The people responsible should be held accountable and charged with all the force the law allows. Pigs are as intelligent as dogs and are claimed to be as intelligent as a 3 year old child. Who would treat a child as these pigs are treated?
    Peter Fell

  21. 2723

    Maureen Foster Thu 5/5/16 5:53am

    For God sake when will humans stop being so cruel to animals. Poor pigs Barbaric 'people' scum in my eyes. Please help to stop this.

  22. 2722

    Sheila Tickner Mon 2/5/16 12:48pm

    We are meant to be a civilised soiety yet we continue with the Abuse of animals all in the name of demand & big profits with no regard for the welfare of animals,
    Yet we accuse other countries & banned for a time the export of stock and yet we as an Australian nation deal unbelievable cruelty all in the name of greed, Shame on us for not caring enough to put an end to this mass cruelty to pigs.

  23. 2721

    Jenny Seaton Wed 27/4/16 10:37am

    Barbaric and disgusting. There are more humane processes.
    Why aren't these people held accountable for their appalling process.
    Just one reason why I don't eat pig products.

  24. 2718

    Anonymous Tue 12/4/16 12:53am

    this barbaric disgusting farm and the entire family and workers here must be shut down - how dare you allow this to operate - anybody condoning cruelty to animals will be exposed and shamed as you should be - you work for the people we will not allow cruelty to continue

  25. 2717

    jaimie richards Tue 29/3/16 12:49am

    You have broken mine and so many innocent animals hearts. Just be humane.

  26. 2714

    Anonymous Mon 7/3/16 10:52pm

    The people running this should be in gaol. How is it legal to treat any living thing like this?????? there needs to be better laws on the treatment of living things because this is a fucking disgrace

  27. 2713

    Christi Wakefield Sun 6/3/16 4:08am

    I just saw Blantyre Farms Piggery on Landline, Channel 24, at 3:20 AM on 6/3/16 being praised for turning "pig poo" into useable energy. What this news piece also highlighted, although inadvertently, were the deplorable living conditions of these poor pigs in sheds with slippery filth-covered metal grate floors. There was also barely any room for these pigs to move about in while waiting to eat a hodge-lodge of wet mushy dog food. I am horrified to see animals being kept in conditions such as these in Australia. It's positively shameful. It is unacceptable to keep dogs in these conditions (a.k.a. puppy mills), it is unacceptable for pigs. These beautiful, intelligent animals deserve better.

  28. 2712

    Hazel Foote Sun 28/2/16 9:34pm

    Every act of cruelty towards any creature is ‘contrary to human dignity.'”

  29. 2708

    Rosemary Parsonage Fri 26/2/16 6:51pm

    Putting commodity before compassion not acceptable in a so called civilized country. Barbaric

  30. 2706

    Anonymous Thu 25/2/16 2:25pm

    “Auschwitz begins wherever someone looks at a slaughterhouse and thinks: they’re only animals.”
    ― Theodor W. Adorno

  31. 2704

    Alena Kosciuk Thu 25/2/16 6:52am

    Are we are civilised society? If so, let us behave like one and not treat those without a voice so badly. I a ashamed to be Australian. Close this heartless place. I vote!

  32. 2696

    Leonie Sinclair Sat 13/2/16 6:36pm

    Please consider closing this piggery. The treatment of pigs on this farm (if you can all it that) is abhorrent. Surely these practices must be outlawed.

  33. 2695

    Susan Horsley Sat 13/2/16 1:27pm

    In the name of decency and kindness, please do something to stop this piggery. We must be able to do better than this torture chamber facility.

  34. 2694

    Kirsten Lunoe Fri 12/2/16 7:43pm

    This is animal abuse on an intense scale and as such is illegal.

    Shut it down. Now.

  35. 2690

    Jayne McCabe Fri 12/2/16 2:09pm

    Such a shameful industry! Pigs are so intelligent and it breaks my heart to think of their misery and suffering.

  36. 2689

    Elizabeth Jacobs Fri 12/2/16 1:09pm


  37. 2688

    Joseph Bongailas Fri 12/2/16 1:06pm

    Doing nothing in times of injustice is the same as choosing the side of the oppressor. End this animal cruelty.

  38. 2683

    Paul Green Wed 20/1/16 9:44am

    Hello Katrina.
    Forget about economy for a minute and imagine the life of a pig, in a cage where you can't even turn around until your life ends by gassing, to be then slaughtered. All for a worthless meal...pathetic.

  39. 2682

    Nat T Tue 19/1/16 10:53pm

    The system abuses and harms animals in the most disgusting way possible. This is why I turned vegan; I cannot allow myself to support such of a cruel and inhumane industry. I have no idea how these "farmers" sleep at night!!

  40. 2680

    Rene Batchelor Sat 16/1/16 9:46pm

    We don't need more Cruel Animal Farming it is bad for the enviroment and our health.

  41. 2679

    Anonymous Sat 16/1/16 11:08am

    The evidence collected by investigators is compelling and action must be taken to immediately address this abhorrent cruelty. It is absolutely sickening and heartbreaking that these poor animsls suffer like this continuously.

  42. 2678

    Teresa Curman Fri 15/1/16 12:41pm

    Ethics and economics do not have to be mutually exclusive in this day and age.

  43. 2677

    Denis Boukhvalov Tue 5/1/16 11:41pm

    What if you, the people who slaughter the poor and helpless pigs, where in- humanly slaughtered like that?! How would you feel?! Would you still like that job?! You people who kills these poor and helpless pigs are monsters and you have no harts. God and people please save these little pigs!🐷🐽

  44. 2674

    Mitchell Parkinson Thu 17/12/15 10:22am

    Pigs have extremely complex emotions - they experience similar stress when being separated from their partner as humans do - and are having to suffer hearing the screams from inside the gas chamber. They scrabble desperately to escape.
    The footage shows a clearly disabled pig, unable to walk into a gas chamber, repeatedly prodded with an electric goad before a frustrated abattoir worker jumps into the run and kicks it twice.
    I believe everyone who eats pork should watch this film. If they are unmoved then fine, continue to eat pork, otherwise STOP, or at the very least make sure you know the supplier has eared and killed the animals in the lost humane ways possible.

  45. 2669

    Scott Miles Wed 25/11/15 8:46pm

    This is disgusting and if anyone had any scrap of morals or dignity, they would put an end to this barbaric treatment of a fellow earth dweller.

  46. 2665

    Jezebel Leto Mon 23/11/15 5:53pm

    Please stop this madness!

  47. 2664

    Ralph Graham Mon 23/11/15 3:23pm

    Rising awareness shows killing animals to be unnecessary, highly inefficient ( for producing protein) , and downright inhumane. The cruelty in this piggery is unjustifiable and degrading to good people.

  48. 2661

    Layra Xavier Mon 23/11/15 11:13am

    Animal cruelty, I can't stand it. Go Vegan!

  49. 2651

    Adriana Bellemans Sat 21/11/15 7:53pm

    Please cease this cruelty. it's time to think outside the box & come up with new things to farm that are sustainable & don't involve the taking of lives.

  50. 2649

    Mitchell Parkinson Sat 21/11/15 6:50pm

    Please please stop this cruelty and have some compassion in your heart!

  51. 2645

    Melissa Jane hall Sat 21/11/15 4:43pm

    stop this madness, there is no need for this cruelty

  52. 2637

    Christopher Emil Wenner Sat 21/11/15 10:59am

    There is no need to kill animals with the abundance of plant based foods in the world. Humane killing is a myth and only serves to distance us from the murder and mutilation done behind closed doors and served up in pretty packaging.

  53. 2632

    Renata Halpin Sat 21/11/15 7:05am

    I find it so sad that we have to sign petitions to ask humans to stop being cruel to animals, but here I am. If you are reading this, watch Lucent and stop buying products that cause the need for these farmers to breed and kill these beautiful animals. Open your hearts. Animals need our help. how we are treating them is wrong, and with knowledge comes RESPONSIBILITY.

  54. 2627

    Olivia Williams Sat 21/11/15 12:34am

    Please. These intelligent animals deserve better from us.

  55. 2618

    Maria MItchell Fri 20/11/15 10:35pm

    It's very sad that you make your money off the backs of innocent animals but even sadder that you inflict such cruelty suffering and terror on them. You have no right to inflict a life of misery and suffering on innocent living beings nor to end their short lives in fear and terror! Action must be taken to shut down this hell hole.

  56. 2613

    Samantha Hall Fri 20/11/15 10:06pm

    I am vehemently opposed to the abhorent torture of these highly intellegent, sentient, loving, innocent, helpless creatures who are at the mercy of humans choice of treatment inflictent upon them - please please have mercy on these beautiful animals and allow them to live the life they were put on this earth to do, to love and nurture their babies, and have a fear free and pain free existence - they are NO different to your pet dog or cat and deserve the same respect and protection. Humans have NO right to exploit them to simply satisfy their tastebuds. Most people eat "meat" only because most people eat meat - this is a rapidly decreasing trend, thank God. It is 2015 and time to EVOLVE to behave like the so called superior intelliget beings that we proport to be

  57. 2611

    Seaan Winchester Fri 20/11/15 9:49pm

    Hell must be banished from our green Earth

  58. 2607

    Anonymous Mon 9/11/15 9:28am

    How do you sleep at night?
    Stop directly and indirectly causing pain & suffering or bear the bad karmic consequences and eventual public humiliation. Injustice doesn't go unnoticed forever!

  59. 2606

    Sachi Reed Sat 7/11/15 3:57pm

    How many innocent pigs have to suffer before you take action? These are living beings and they are living in appallingly unacceptable conditions. They deserve to have a life.

  60. 2605

    jacqui stephen Tue 3/11/15 7:50pm

    All stall pig farming should be fully reviewed and preferably banned. I would invite you to go to one and experience it in order to realise it is not a hippy or extreme notion to want it stopped. There is a better way. Even cows get a paddock!

    Thank you

  61. 2602

    Anonymous Sun 4/10/15 3:09pm

    I Hate animal cruelty.

  62. 2600

    Giulia De-Masi Fri 18/9/15 3:20pm

    Katrina Hodgkinson MP, Minister for Primary Industries, How many people have to sign a petition before you take notice?

    How many innocent pigs have to suffer before you take action?

    Take action NOW and Shut down and Stop this barbaric industry in Australia.

  63. 2598

    Suzanne Jump Tue 18/8/15 4:03am

    These are living beings and they are living in appallingly unacceptable conditions. They deserve to have a life.

  64. 2596

    James Meek Tue 7/7/15 11:20pm

    I am horrified and disgusted by the treatment of these animals and vow to never support this cruel industry.
    Furthermore I will do everything possible to expose this sick, hidden cruelty that I know the majority of society would not stand for, if only made clearly aware of this hideous process.
    I consider this a terrible crime against nature.

  65. 2595

    Kerry Cossins Tue 7/7/15 7:24pm

    I have now ceased eating all animal products due to the cruelty involved in how they are treated (mistreated). If companies cannot accept and do the right thing, then I will be part of the solution in solving the animal cruelty issue. Have a heart people, we are all in this world together. If companies cannot manage how animal are treated, then if there is no demand, change will have to occur.

  66. 2586

    Joanne wade Fri 5/6/15 4:17pm

    Anyone abusing these animals should be fired immediately as well as anyone aware of the abuse & doing nothing.

  67. 2582

    Amber Jarvis Fri 22/5/15 10:27am

    Katrina, I implore you to do all in your power to shut down Wonga Piggery. How do you ignore these pleas when you surely can see that this is the saddest and most horrid display of inhumanity? Are you not in tears when you see and hear piglets cry for their mum, when you see pigs getting treated absolutely appalling!! You are not a human being if you do nothing about this!

  68. 2581

    Anonymous Sun 17/5/15 6:38pm

    Please shut this facility down. This is animal abuse plain and simple, it should not be occurring in the 21st century!

  69. 2578

    Anita Skewes Tue 14/4/15 2:07pm

    Compassion for all living beings:)

  70. 2576

    James R.C. Garry Mon 30/3/15 3:49pm

    Mr Hewson should have his license to operate a farm removed.

    His treatment of his stock - I'm watching 'Lucent' right now - makes me sick to be a member of the same species as he.

  71. 2571

    Darren Sun 1/2/15 10:38pm

    I have seen first hand how poor these Animals are treated.It is a disgrace and need to be Stopped.

  72. 2566

    Hayley Lynda Roberts Mon 19/1/15 2:22pm

    I want to make it clear that I am not against farming animals nor of profitable business models however these things shouldn't be excuses or justifications of the animal cruelty and neglect that is clearly evident in your farming practices. Sadly this is supported further by irresponsible and unsatisfactory "industry standards". Get your shit together and start working for both animals and people. We're not that different.

    Furthermore, any farmers/workers seen to condone or encourage cruel farming practices should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law, and if the law won't protect these animals then that too must be changed.

  73. 2565

    Nicole Ferrara Sun 18/1/15 6:23pm

    The cruelty inflicted upon these pigs must stop!

  74. 2564

    Renata Cheferrino Sat 17/1/15 5:41pm

    Stop cruelty ! stop cruelty !

  75. 2563

    Jessica Cook Wed 14/1/15 10:07pm

    These piggeries are a crime against nature, they are hell on earth, whoever allows these to continue running are corrupt to the core. This sickens me to the point that I almost cannot look, but I have to or else these pigs will continue to suffer. PLEASE END THEIR SUFFERING BY DOING SOMETHING ABOUT THIS, SHUT DOWN THIS PIGGERY

  76. 2561

    Mell Lintern Sat 3/1/15 10:15am

    This is wrong on every level of understanding..... surely you realise this? Don't become hardened any longer and turn a blind eye to this extreme suffering..... you are accountable!

  77. 2559

    Shanon Bell Wed 24/12/14 1:13am

    Pigs have the same level of intelligence as a 6 year old child. Australia would not allow a human to be treated in this disgustingly cruel manner yet we allow it in piggeries? Animals feel pain, suffer from stress and experience fear just the same as us. Make Australia a kinder country and put these cruel companies out of business!

  78. 2552

    Jenny Kyng Mon 15/12/14 1:14am

    The cruelty and abuse that takes place in this piggery and others as part of normal standard practice is absolutely disgusting and utterly indefensible morally. The animals lives terrible lives and die in terror and in pain. These creatures are sentient beings. They feel pain, fear, horror and, like all mammals, grief. It is the height of ignorance and barbarity to assume that it is OK to treat sentient beings as if they were merely bits of machinery simply because they are animals. We too are animals. What outrage would we feel if a supposedly superior being treated us in this way? If we can treat animals like this then we can also treat our fellow humans appallingly, simply by designating them inferior.

  79. 2547

    Wendy Frere Sat 13/12/14 1:14pm

    The intelligence and empathy of pigs have been established for a long time. It's criminal the way they're treated in most piggeries. These needlessly cruel practices must be stopped immediately.

  80. 2544

    sinead d Fri 12/12/14 3:50am

    Not one nation in this globe is beautiful, no matter the natural beauty and tourism, not one country is amazing because we treat other live beings like waste, this is a sick world

  81. 2543

    Julie Ardill Thu 11/12/14 8:32pm

    Horrifying, this can't continue, these animals are extremely intelligent. What a nightmare existence for them.

  82. 2542

    Deanna Wiley Thu 11/12/14 11:58am

    I write this is absolute utter disgust and a heavy heart on behalf of the mistreated animals all over Australia

    This farm needs to be shut down completely and the owner and managers all charged to never work in this industry ever again ensuring they do not open up again under any other name!

    If there is one thing you can do with your power you have is to help those who are helpless then please do this, not only will you earn some respect of those who are animal activists you will also be seen by the public as having a heart and good intentions.

    It is 2014 we should be moving forward as a nation and society not moving backwards and all becoming less aware of what is happening around us and careless.

    It is such a harsh reality that this is now seen as acceptable.

    Stop this now!

  83. 2538

    Michelle Stanvic Sun 30/11/14 10:06am

    Monsters all of them!! How can this be allowed to continue ??

  84. 2537

    Sharon Koh Sat 29/11/14 8:30pm

    Atrocious! How can politicians stand by and let this happen?! Do you have no conscience??

  85. 2528

    Anonymous Sun 23/11/14 7:54pm

    As someone who grew up in Young, I am disgusted and disgraced by the atrocities that have occurred, and continue to occur at the Golden Grove Piggery. I feel ashamed that such acts continue unabated in the area that I used to call my home. It is simply unacceptable that this piggery has managed to operate under such conditions for so long. Something must be done.

  86. 2526

    Anonymous Sun 23/11/14 1:15am

    Mahatma Gandhi — 'The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.'
    At the end of the day Katrina you are a mother. Would you allow your children to think this treatment of animals is ok?

  87. 2521

    Dr Jo Tibbitts Thu 20/11/14 7:51am

    I am appalled that this has been allowed to go on so long. It has to be stopped now

  88. 2511

    daniel beckitt Wed 19/11/14 3:02am

    Lets make our children proud and give equal rights to ALL beings

  89. 2510

    christine waters Wed 19/11/14 1:57am

    please stop this abuse

  90. 2509

    Paula Bradley Wed 19/11/14 1:30am

    disgustingly cruel

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    Bianca Sandhu Tue 18/11/14 11:58pm


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    Gem Murray Tue 18/11/14 9:48pm

    Please stop the inhumane practices being carried out at Blantyre Farms' Golden Grove and Dead Horse Gully Piggeries near Young, NSW. Animals need to be treated fairly and this is certainly not the case at these farms. These practices are inhumane, barbaric and unacceptable. Please shut them down before there is further suffering of these poor pigs.

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    Anonymous Tue 18/11/14 6:12pm

    How do they sleep at night knowing these animals they're making lots of money off are living in such squalor and being treated so cruelly. Katrina Hodgkinson you have the power to do something about this to ensure animals all over your state of NSW are being looked after humanely. If you don't take action, you're not worth voting for.

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    Anonymous Tue 18/11/14 4:10pm


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    Jeanette newton Tue 18/11/14 11:27am

    I was so shocked this is allowed to continue...

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    Dianne Smith Tue 18/11/14 8:45am

    Katrina Hodgkinson. It appears that you really are the Minister for Cruelty by not reacting to the constant cases of horrific cruelty that come to light. DISGRACEFUL!

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    Hannah Fehon Mon 17/11/14 10:27pm

    Pigs are animals just like humans are animals. It's been proven that pigs have the intelligence of 3yr old humans, if you replaced all your pigs with humans of te equivalent intelligence you wouldn't carry out the actions that you currently do. MAKE THE CONNECTION. What you are doing is causing the same amount of suffering that it would if it were 3 year old toddlers that you were breeding.

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