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Exposed by Aussie Farms in May 2014, Grong Grong Piggery owned by the Pig Improvement Company (PIC) is one of the largest piggeries in NSW.
The piggery features the largest sow stall shed we've ever received footage from, with 8 rows of tiny metal cages stretching far into the distance, confining hundreds and hundreds of pregnant sows for up to 16 weeks at a time.
Several piglets were found in pieces - some in the farrowing crates, some in the aisles of the farrowing crates, and some outside. One piglet had been ripped in half with his legs nearby. Another piglet's head was found in the aisle near his legs. The back half of a piglet was found in a farrowing crate. Several buckets of dead piglets were found inside and outside the farrowing sheds. It is unclear what is causing the pigs to be severed into pieces and scattered throughout the facility - most likely a combination of cannibalism and worker mistreatment.
Trolleys full of rotting piglet tails were found in the farrowing crate sheds.
Many sows were found with pressure sores and other injuries.
Ultimate Holding Company
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