40 piggeries exposed so far: we've closed 2, with 38 still open. Know of one near you? Let us know.
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
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 Westmill Products' Lansdowne Piggery in Young, NSW, which is owned by Ean Pollard, the Chairman of the NSW Farmers Pork Committee.
In the video footage captured by activists, I saw pregnant sows exhibiting signs of insanity and starvation, confined to tiny metal cages known as 'sow stalls'.
I implore you to do all in your power to shut down Lansdowne Piggery immediately.
[your name], [your postcode]
Sally Walter Thu 6/4/17 4:21pm
jennifer woolard Wed 15/2/17 4:54pm
Shut down this concentration camp..only psychopaths could work here and own this facility.
Anonymous Tue 27/12/16 11:46am
The abuse and cruelty against animals needs to stop NOW. Set the example if farmers don't comply they too will be shut down.
Clive Riseam Mon 19/12/16 5:56pm
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.
Anusha Dassanayake Mon 19/12/16 2:24pm
Cant imagine how cruel people can become for money!!!!!!
Michelle Cotterill Wed 7/12/16 8:47pm
Stop this cruelty!
Christine Jones Wed 9/11/16 10:22pm
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 the pigs 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.
Robert Nikolov Fri 17/6/16 9:02am
I'm sicken and appalled by the horrific torture and abuse of sow's and piglets. Government intervention needed - strict regulation is required to stop this madness. The volume of pigs is beyond rationale explanation. The best thing I have done is socialise the truth and stop eating meat.
Nancy Poznak Wed 15/6/16 12:58pm
Those working in this industry seriously think these barbaric practices are okay. They are right, animal groups are not concerned about welfare, we are concerned with animal liberation, with respecting the rights of sentient beings to live free and free from human harm, enslavement, and slaughter.
Peter Fell Tue 10/5/16 7:25pm
Cruelty towards all animals must stop. Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce is suppose to also be the minister responsible for animal welfare. It is my belief he should be sacked for hisapparent lack of compassion and/or incompetence
george IV Tue 10/5/16 1:09am
Anna Podpinka Thu 28/4/16 9:28pm
I could sit here all night and sign every petition and email some person who will probably not even read this.
The fact is that this is FCKED up and illegal and someone is letting this happen. So do we have to take things into our own hands and go to A Current Affair and Today Tonight and Animals Australia just to get our government and councils to do something????
You know this is not normal and not legal and criminal so what will it take to stop this?
These people who abuse animals should be beaten and put in jail.
Spyridoula Gerolymatou Thu 14/4/16 4:47am
We don't need meat industry anymore. Enough!!
Linda Quelch Mon 11/4/16 7:46am
Help them please
Anonymous Thu 25/2/16 2:23pm
“Auschwitz begins wherever someone looks at a slaughterhouse and thinks: they’re only animals.”
― Theodor W. Adorno
medi valaji Tue 23/2/16 5:50am
STOP THIS EVIL MADNESS RIGHT NOW !!!
Denis Boukhvalov Tue 5/1/16 11:45pm
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!🐷🐽
Mitchell Parkinson Thu 17/12/15 10:23am
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.
Carol Keith Fri 4/12/15 2:44pm
If these farms or whatever you call them,can't work on an anti-abuse scale then they need to be shut down These poor souls are already destined to death at your hands so why do they have to be abused while they live?Pigs are a favorite animal of mine and I feel very strongly about the conditions they endure.Try to put yourself in the stalls of the constantly nursing sows,never being able to roll over,for fear of painful reactions from the humans or worse yet,rolling over and killing their own babes.Also keep in mind that these animals are of the highest intelligence and also go through the emotional pain that we do,so not being able to save their young when they slide down an drain or watching helplessly as their young are smashed to the ground,(for unknown reasons),would clearly drive anyone insane.Add to this the kicking,punching,slashing,etc. that they go through at these unregulated farms,and you will have nothing but total psychotic,evil abuse.Please,if you must eat pork despite the harm it does to your body,then close down places like this and regulate workers with cameras and continual inspections,and pay them enough to treat these animals with respect.
Dusty Stepanski Thu 3/12/15 6:19pm
All animals should be treated with compassion and respect. These poor animals will be slaughtered and the LEAST THAT CAN BE DONE is treat them kindly which this hell hole isn't doing. Abusers need punishing and factory farms have to be monitored all the time or better yet SHUT THEM DOWN!
milena krecisz Thu 3/12/15 10:10am
Behaviour like this brings shame to humanity. I am already embarraed to be human when I see heartless people, please don't dissappoint and take appropriate action to help animals.
Tara Jankovic Thu 3/12/15 8:52am
This unnatural and inhumane confinement of pigs is the stuff of nightmares.
Shirley lewis Thu 3/12/15 8:48am
This is so so cruel horrific 2 see this 😢 😢
Jayne Evans Thu 3/12/15 8:30am
I am horrified to see how these animals are treated!!!
PLEASE ENFORCE SOME STRICT ANIMAL WELFARE LAWS!!
Anonymous Thu 3/12/15 7:51am
Absolutely barbaric and despicable, shame on you.
lisa corlito Thu 3/12/15 7:50am
These abusive people are disgusting vile monsters that need to be stopped. These animals do not deserve to be treated this way! Stop eating meat. It's the only way!
Tracy Light Thu 3/12/15 6:12am
Pigs are intelligent. Pigs are sentient. They should be free, not spending thier lives in uncomfortable confined conditions. Please close down this hell hole for pigs.
Marni Montanez Thu 3/12/15 5:41am
No animal should be forced to live so inhumanely. We have animal welfare laws that are ignored and to our shame and the shame of those who can do something about stopping it, these animals are left alone suffering and their cries unheard. Please listen...their heart beats like ours. They feel pain and yes, they lose their sanity when suffering for so long. they are scared out of their minds and these people are heartless enough to keep tormenting them.
Mary Morabito Thu 3/12/15 1:58am
I stopped eating meat because of this and plan to encourage others too do the same!!!!!
patricia o'donnell Thu 3/12/15 1:44am
The world is getting worse and you are contributing to it. Stop this immediately.
Cheryl travers Thu 3/12/15 1:21am
Gotta end this hell for all
It's gotta happen
Anonymous Thu 3/12/15 12:52am
Stop cruelty towards pigs
SHAME ON YOU HUMANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
giovanna Thu 3/12/15 12:36am
Smettetela tutto questo schifo
Jirina M. Kos Wed 2/12/15 11:02pm
Shut down the hell on Earth!
FLAVIA del BELLO Wed 2/12/15 10:59pm
peg funk Wed 2/12/15 10:50pm
shut down Lansdowne piggery
Guillermo Alejandro Albarrán Valenzuela Wed 2/12/15 9:39pm
STOP ALL FORMS OF ANIMAL CRUELTY.
Susan Robert Wed 2/12/15 6:03pm
I'm ashamed, embarrassed, that this kind of animal cruelty exists!! I don't believe that any animal should be tortured, starved, crammed into small spaces, abused, ! These are living, breathing animals, that deserve to live free, WITHOUT BEING ABUSED, TORTURED, STARVED,CRAMMED INTO SMALL SPACES! WHO DO PEOPLE THINK THAT THEY ARE TO TREAT ANIMALS AS IF THEY ARE NOTHING, THAT THEIR LIVES DON'T MATTER! BECAUSE THEIR LIVES DO MATTER! YOU WOULDN'T TREAT FAMILY MEMBERS THIS WAY, WHY TREAT ANIMALS, WHO DO YOU NO HARM THIS WAY. IF I WERE YOU I WOULD BE SO ASHAMED, EMBARRASSED, , THAT I HAVE TREATED AN ANIMAL THIS WAY, I WOULD LITERALLY QUIT MY JOB, REPORT IT TO THE ANIMAL RIGHTS ORGANIZATION, PEOPLE WHO DO THIS SHOULD BE PROSECUTED FOR ANIMAL ABUSE, TORTURE,MURDER OF THESE PRECIOUS ANIMALS. THANK YOU.
Val Colmer Wed 2/12/15 5:25pm
This is barbaric and inhumane. These are kind sweet animals that don't deserve this. Do the right thing and shut down these evil industries for good and jail any and all offenders who do these horrible things to these poor animals.
Elizabeth Galarza Wed 2/12/15 4:32pm
Animals are not here for our entertainment or amusement or use and abuse.
Lesia Yurkiw Wed 2/12/15 4:26pm
animal rights for all animals
Brooke Goodhue Wed 2/12/15 3:34pm
Please let these intelligent, sentient beings have a chance at life, and shut down this horrible facility.
Herb lowrance Wed 2/12/15 1:42pm
Nothing deserves to be treated as such
Scott Miles Wed 25/11/15 8:49pm
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.
Jezebel Leto Mon 23/11/15 5:50pm
Please stop this madness!
Ralph Graham Mon 23/11/15 3:33pm
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.
Layra Xavier Mon 23/11/15 11:15am
Animal cruelty, I can't stand it. Go Vegan!
Mitchell Parkinson Sat 21/11/15 6:51pm
Please please stop this cruelty and have some compassion in your heart!
Melissa Jane hall Sat 21/11/15 4:47pm
stop this madness, there is no need for this cruelty
Christopher Emil Wenner Sat 21/11/15 11:01am
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.
Anonymous Sat 21/11/15 6:38am
Disgusting behaviour. Shut it down
Tanisha de Villiers Fri 20/11/15 11:02pm
Shut this hell hole down for once and for all.
Maria MItchell Fri 20/11/15 10:14pm
We have no right to inflict a life of misery and suffering on innocent living beings. It's time to evolve!
Samantha Hall Fri 20/11/15 10:09pm
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
Seaan Winchester Fri 20/11/15 9:56pm
Vegan For LIFE
Banish this hell from our green Earth!
Anne Waltham Mon 26/10/15 12:11am
Please... have a heart....
Anonymous Sun 4/10/15 3:13pm
Hate animal cruelty.
Bill Smith Sat 19/9/15 3:59pm
It is untrue that humans need to consume animal products to remain alive or healthy. Personally I consider those whom market animal products and actually CONSUMERS more at fault than servants and workers of this sort of industry for what is happening. Complacent, over serviced selfish consumers that cannot be even bothered questioning their upbringing, beliefs and values and that they have been told throughout their lives that they need meat and dairy. All this superfluous pain, suffering, torment and torture for products that no one ever needed??!!
kay lesley needham Thu 17/9/15 10:19pm
There should be respect to all animals where ever they are, you should vet your psycopaths and only have people who care about animal management. the world is watching you and you will be held responsible , Sick Bastards , I am beginning to hate the human race with avengance
Patricia E Shackelford Wed 2/9/15 8:17pm
STOP CRUELTY!!! Let THE PIGS GO FREEDOM WELFARE ASPCA!!!!!!
Anonymous Tue 18/8/15 1:34am
These are living, breathing beings-not things...not a product. They deserve a life and a chance.
Christine Ashby Sun 12/7/15 9:09pm
Stop being so heartless to those that do not speak the same language as you. You are worse than Hitler with the torture of the Jews. These animals have never done anything wrong to anyone yet you treat them worse than any criminal has ever been treated. These animals have the ability to feel complex emotions and I'm sure you would never treat your children like this. I sincerely hope you are tortured beyond worse than this and the animals get to watch you suffer greatly
Kerry Cossins Tue 7/7/15 7:28pm
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. Nothing can be gained from cruelty