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Location: Moppity Road, Young NSW
Owned by: Walker & Rowntree Family (Windridge Farms)
Status: Open and operating
Phone: (02) 6382 1311
Owned by the family of Edwina Beveridge, Windridge Farms' Wonga Piggery is one of the industry's most highly regarded in terms of animal welfare, yet footage and photographs taken covertly by activists and provided to Animal Liberation ACT tell a different story:
This is yet more evidence of systemic cruelty in our country's pig farms; the twelfth exposed by Animal Liberation, the fifth in the Young NSW region. Having removed a large number of their sow stalls in favour of the new standard of "group housing", we can see that this apparently great welfare advancement is nothing more than larger cages, where pigs still have very little room to move and are now vulnerable to fighting brought on by frustration and boredom.
The bright white sterility of some of the farrowing rooms are a perfect example of how mechanised and factory-like modern animal "farming" has become, with sentient animals treated as nothing more than units of production. Despite their best efforts, the industry has once again proven that there is no ethical way to raise and kill pigs for human consumption.
Windridge Farms previously took Animal Liberation NSW to court to prevent footage from Wonga Piggery being released, unsuccessfully arguing that they should have copyright over any material filmed illegally on their property.