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 Navhold Pty Ltd's Strathvean Piggery in Tarcutta, NSW.
In the video footage captured by activists, I saw pregnant sows confined to tiny metal cages known as 'sow stalls', who, after giving birth, are moved to even smaller cages within 'farrowing crates'. In these hard-floored crates, piglets were found dead and dying. Older pigs were packed into small concrete pens.
I implore you to do all in your power to shut down Strathvean Piggery immediately.
[your name], [your postcode]
jennifer woolard Wed 15/2/17 4:55pm
Shut down this concentration camp..only psychopaths could work here and own this facility.
Clive Riseam Mon 19/12/16 5:57pm
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.
Lea McKiernan Mon 19/12/16 12:41pm
How can any decent person be involved in this?
Michelle Cotterill Wed 7/12/16 8:46pm
Stop this cruelty!
Christine Jones Wed 9/11/16 10:20pm
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.
Spyridoula Gerolymatou Thu 14/4/16 4:47am
We don't need meat industry anymore. Enough!!
Linda Quelch Mon 11/4/16 7:47am
Please help end this cruelty
Denis Boukhvalov Tue 5/1/16 11:44pm
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.
Scott Miles Wed 25/11/15 8:48pm
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 3:32pm
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!
Adriana Bellemans Sat 21/11/15 7:54pm
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.
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 4:46pm
stop this madness, there is no need for this cruelty
Renata Halpin Sat 21/11/15 7:09am
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.
Anonymous Sat 21/11/15 6:31am
Respect all lives.
Maria Mitchell Fri 20/11/15 10:15pm
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 10:08pm
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 9:55pm
Vegan For LIFE
Banish this hell from our green Earth!
Paul Bauman Fri 20/11/15 7:19am
When I started to become soft on baby pigs as we all have on puppies, I vowed never again to eat bacon nor pork.
Now imagine the piggery as the Warsaw Ghetto. Is this how we want the animal family lives to live by?
Suzanne Jump Tue 18/8/15 4:07am
These are living beings and they are living in appallingly unacceptable conditions. They deserve to have a life.
Christine Ashby Sun 12/7/15 9:14pm
There is no reason anyone needs to submit animals to torture. Especially when they have never caused harm to anyone else. How is it you can allow the torture of these beautiful innocent creatures who have the capacity to feel complex emotions yet criminals don't get subjected to this? There is something wrong with you if you think this is acceptable. You are the true criminal. If this type of abuse was conducted on a human or a animal that was classed as a pet i.e. a dog or cat that person would go to prison. How then is this justifiable when it comes to farmed animals? I hope you are plagued from all the ghosts of the animals you have subjected to torture
Kerry Cossins Tue 7/7/15 7:27pm
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
Amber Jarvis Fri 22/5/15 10:35am
Katrina, I implore you to do all in your power to shut down Strathvean Piggery immediately.
What I see is piglets found dead and dying and animals being treated so cruelly. DO SOMETHING NOW!!
andrew leach Wed 20/5/15 3:25am
Just can't believe this still goes on
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!
Anita Skewes Tue 14/4/15 2:09pm
Compassion for all living beings:)
Mell Lintern Sat 3/1/15 10:20am
Appalling and disgraceful!!!
Shanon Bell Wed 24/12/14 1:19am
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! Be remembered for doing the RIGHT thing.
Jenny Kyng Mon 15/12/14 1:22am
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.
Wendy Frere Sat 13/12/14 1:15pm
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.
Julie Ardill Thu 11/12/14 8:42pm
This cannot continue. What a horror existence. Why are we not doing anything? ????
Deanna Wiley Thu 11/12/14 12:00pm
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!
Mathieu Hulliger Mon 1/12/14 6:57am
I was shocked to see such conditions! Pigs deserve better! They are human beeing. Probably smarter then the owners of this shit-hole!
Australia should be ashamed of place like this...!
It's time you freaking do something!
Michelle Stanvic Sun 30/11/14 10:01am
How can you allow these practices to continue?? You are monsters!
Sharon Koh Sat 29/11/14 8:24pm
How can people commit such cruelty and be allowed to do so??
Kim Webster Sat 15/11/14 8:28pm
The appalling conditions these animals endure everyday is really happening and not speculation. Your help is needed. Housing and breeding pigs this way is cruel and wrong
rose gallant Wed 5/11/14 2:16pm
Please shut down this hell hole, and prosecute the offenders.
Anna Franklin Thu 30/10/14 8:54am
Shame, shame shame on people who can put a stop to this!!!
Anonymous Wed 8/10/14 2:43pm
Please close this down
antonio gargiulo Sat 27/9/14 5:22pm
E' molto crudele
Donna Dixon Sat 13/9/14 12:39pm
Please shut this horrible place down.
Suzie Politis Fri 12/9/14 8:46pm
It is just cruel to treat animals like this.
Please shut this farm down, send a message that we will not tolerate animal cruelty.
Ros Ellis Fri 12/9/14 1:48pm
Disgraceful & shameful!
Avis Blanche Fri 12/9/14 10:57am
For a civilised society to subject animals to this is shameful!
Stephanie Herbert Fri 12/9/14 9:32am
Please shut down these horrible places!
ana nieto bey Fri 12/9/14 6:00am
Esto es incomprensible e
indignante. Basta de creueldad
Lesly Johnson Fri 12/9/14 5:54am
Please, please make this stop! For the love of God, there's just no excuse.
Tracey Grace Fri 12/9/14 2:51am
Please do all you can to end this dreadful suffering.
Ingrid Mallory Fri 12/9/14 1:26am
so wrong and cruel
Ven zan Fri 12/9/14 12:24am
This is inhumane.
Jennifer Squire Thu 11/9/14 11:26pm
Why are people ok with treating other living things in such a barbaric way???
Anonymous Thu 11/9/14 11:09pm
What kind of people are these?
Inhumane treatment to living things.
Jacqueline Stepien Thu 11/9/14 10:56pm
Stop this barbarism
Kirsty Aldom Thu 11/9/14 9:58pm
Just horrific you wouldn't live like that why expect them to. Factory farming is evil it's not what I would call farming a lazy way of farming to. Happy and healthy running around freely.
Kirrily stewart Thu 11/9/14 9:25pm
This is disgusting and any other kind of Buisness in this state would be shut down for good
Anonymous Thu 11/9/14 9:15pm
Emma cox Thu 11/9/14 9:09pm
Please stop this
Marianne Juhler Thu 11/9/14 9:04pm
treat others the way you ant to be treated yourself
Nancy Elder Wed 23/7/14 8:15pm
We must act to stop this cruelty, it is inhumane, disgusting and has no place in the 21st century.
Michelle Cheiney Mon 30/6/14 4:14am
WHEN I SEE THIS TORTURE OF ANIMAL'S AND KNOWING EVERY SECOND THIS TORTURE TAKES PLACE, I FEEL LIKE GIVING UP ON SOCIETY AND LIFE!! I FIND IT VERY HARD TO ACCEPT THAT THIS TAKES PLACE IN THIS COUNTRY AND I FEEL SO DEPRESSED, THAT I FIND IT HARD TO GO ON!! THERE IS NO NEED FOR THIS TO BE HAPPENING IN THIS COUNTRY!! I FEEL SICKENED AND HORRIFIED!
Lisa Galway Sun 29/6/14 2:01pm
Meat is murder - stop killing animals for food, skins, furs, medicinal and product testing.
Patricia Hughes Sun 29/6/14 10:04am
STOP THESE HORRORS NOW!!!
João Miguel Ferreira Fri 27/6/14 4:13am
DON'T MESS WITH THE ANIMALS! RESPECT THEM!
Monica Odgers Thu 26/6/14 7:58am
"The moral progress of a nation can be measured in how it treats its animals" -- Mahatma Gandhi. Humans must strive to be compassionate caregivers, protectors and stewards of the planet and its beings. Helping not harming. To create an environment where all sentient beings are treated with compassion and respect. Never to die needlessly or cruelly. These vulnerable, innocent, sensitive beings have the right to live “cruelty-free” in peace.
Johanna Tunks Wed 25/6/14 7:27pm
Animals must no be kept this way. Stop this cruelty now!
Janis Meyers Thu 19/6/14 9:18am
Pigs feel pain & loss. You are a disgrace
Evette Carter Wed 18/6/14 4:29pm
Ivanov Laura Wed 18/6/14 4:05pm
Please stop animal cruelty!