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Lansdowne Piggery

Petition: Shut Down Lansdowne Piggery

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 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 comment]

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

www.aussiepigs.com

Aussie Farms


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  1. 4100

    James Ronald Ottaway Tue 1/8/17 1:05am

    Please end this torture. These are highly intelligent creatures. Don't be silent. Help them!

  2. 4097

    Sally Walter Thu 6/4/17 4:21pm

    Have mercy.

  3. 4091

    jennifer woolard Wed 15/2/17 4:54pm

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

  4. 4089

    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.

  5. 4088

    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.

  6. 4087

    Anusha Dassanayake Mon 19/12/16 2:24pm

    Cant imagine how cruel people can become for money!!!!!!

  7. 4082

    Michelle Cotterill Wed 7/12/16 8:47pm

    Stop this cruelty!

  8. 4081

    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.

  9. 4075

    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.

  10. 4074

    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.

  11. 4066

    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

  12. 4065

    george IV Tue 10/5/16 1:09am

    NEIN

  13. 4064

    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.

  14. 4062

    Spyridoula Gerolymatou Thu 14/4/16 4:47am

    We don't need meat industry anymore. Enough!!

  15. 4059

    Linda Quelch Mon 11/4/16 7:46am

    Help them please

  16. 4057

    Anonymous Thu 25/2/16 2:23pm

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

  17. 4053

    medi valaji Tue 23/2/16 5:50am

    STOP THIS EVIL MADNESS RIGHT NOW !!!

  18. 4042

    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!🐷🐽

  19. 4039

    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.

  20. 4030

    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.

  21. 4017

    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!

  22. 4005

    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.

  23. 4000

    Tara Jankovic Thu 3/12/15 8:52am

    This unnatural and inhumane confinement of pigs is the stuff of nightmares.

  24. 3999

    Shirley lewis Thu 3/12/15 8:48am

    This is so so cruel horrific 2 see this 😢 😢

  25. 3997

    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!!

  26. 3995

    Anonymous Thu 3/12/15 7:51am

    Absolutely barbaric and despicable, shame on you.

  27. 3994

    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!

  28. 3991

    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.

  29. 3990

    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.

  30. 3980

    Mary Morabito Thu 3/12/15 1:58am

    I stopped eating meat because of this and plan to encourage others too do the same!!!!!

  31. 3976

    patricia o'donnell Thu 3/12/15 1:44am

    The world is getting worse and you are contributing to it. Stop this immediately.

  32. 3973

    Cheryl travers Thu 3/12/15 1:21am

    Gotta end this hell for all
    These creatures
    It's gotta happen
    Thanks

  33. 3966

    Anonymous Thu 3/12/15 12:52am

    Stop cruelty towards pigs
    SHAME ON YOU HUMANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  34. 3963

    giovanna Thu 3/12/15 12:36am

    Smettetela tutto questo schifo

  35. 3953

    Jirina M. Kos Wed 2/12/15 11:02pm

    Shut down the hell on Earth!

  36. 3952

    FLAVIA del BELLO Wed 2/12/15 10:59pm

    Che SCHIFOSI

  37. 3949

    peg funk Wed 2/12/15 10:50pm

    shut down Lansdowne piggery

  38. 3943

    Guillermo Alejandro Albarrán Valenzuela Wed 2/12/15 9:39pm

    STOP ALL FORMS OF ANIMAL CRUELTY.

  39. 3930

    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.

  40. 3923

    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.

  41. 3915

    Elizabeth Galarza Wed 2/12/15 4:32pm

    Animals are not here for our entertainment or amusement or use and abuse.

  42. 3913

    Lesia Yurkiw Wed 2/12/15 4:26pm

    animal rights for all animals

  43. 3907

    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.

  44. 3892

    Herb lowrance Wed 2/12/15 1:42pm

    Nothing deserves to be treated as such

  45. 3887

    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.

  46. 3884

    Jezebel Leto Mon 23/11/15 5:50pm

    Please stop this madness!

  47. 3883

    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.

  48. 3881

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

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

  49. 3870

    Mitchell Parkinson Sat 21/11/15 6:51pm

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

  50. 3866

    Melissa Jane hall Sat 21/11/15 4:47pm

    stop this madness, there is no need for this cruelty

  51. 3856

    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.

  52. 3850

    Anonymous Sat 21/11/15 6:38am

    Disgusting behaviour. Shut it down

  53. 3841

    Tanisha de Villiers Fri 20/11/15 11:02pm

    Shut this hell hole down for once and for all.

  54. 3832

    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!

  55. 3830

    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

  56. 3829

    Seaan Winchester Fri 20/11/15 9:56pm

    Vegan For LIFE

    LIFE
    IS
    FOR
    EVERYONE

    Banish this hell from our green Earth!

  57. 3823

    Anne Waltham Mon 26/10/15 12:11am

    Please... have a heart....

  58. 3819

    Anonymous Sun 4/10/15 3:13pm

    Hate animal cruelty.

  59. 3817

    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??!!

  60. 3815

    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

  61. 3814

    Patricia E Shackelford Wed 2/9/15 8:17pm

    STOP CRUELTY!!! Let THE PIGS GO FREEDOM WELFARE ASPCA!!!!!!

  62. 3807

    Anonymous Tue 18/8/15 1:34am

    These are living, breathing beings-not things...not a product. They deserve a life and a chance.

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