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 Wonga Piggery, Young NSW, which is owned by Windridge Farms.
In the footage and photographs obtained by activists, I saw: dead and dying piglets left out in the open; piglets whose legs have become trapped in the cage floors; sows confined to tiny cages within farrowing crates and sow stalls or packed into "group housing", many with large open injuries, others with smaller wounds indicative of fighting caused by overcrowding and a lack of stimulation; pigs living in their own faeces; round-the-clock artificial lighting; and infestations of flies and rats with rat droppings littered throughout piglet feed.
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.
I implore you to do all in your power to shut down Wonga Piggery.
[your name], [your postcode]
Leanne Berghuis Wed 3/1/18 9:18pm
Let's not pussyfoot around here, EACH and EVERY ONE of these piggeries are a disgusting torturous place for any being! They ALL need to be SHUT DOWN!
Meat, dairy, egg Industries are behind cruel. We all know this, the authorities know this but they are gutless and too selfish to do anything about it. Add they most likely get $$$ from these industries to protect them.
I am so thankful to the bravery of activists whom put themselves at risk to bring us the true stories of these poor suffering animals to light.
These activists need all the help they can get.
Let's face it those in authority have failed us.
We, the public, if we all stand together, do indeed have the power to effect change.
Keshna Olding Sat 23/9/17 10:32am
Shut it down NOW!
pauline brock Thu 14/9/17 5:47am
this is disgusting cruel and very very wrong and this cruelty needs to stop all pigs deserve to live and these filthy workers who abuse these precious animals need to be punished
Pearl bowen Tue 22/8/17 3:22am
Michelle Jensz Sun 5/3/17 3:08am
Many Australians don't know the truth about what goes on in our factory farms. This is hideous, cruel and inhumane.
Anonymous Tue 27/12/16 11:40am
SHUT IT DOWN NOW!!!!!!
Clive Riseam Mon 19/12/16 6:01pm
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.
Karen Hatti Mon 19/12/16 3:33pm
SHUT IT DOWN
Lea McKiernan Mon 19/12/16 12:35pm
What a disgusting example of the human race.
Tracey Clarke Sun 18/12/16 10:11am
Why do you have to put them through this? They must be bred but does it have to be so disgustingly set up? Have you people no soul at all?
Michelle Cotterill Wed 7/12/16 8:39pm
Stop this cruelty!
Christine Jones Wed 9/11/16 10:11pm
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 them 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.
nastja potočnik Thu 6/10/16 5:46am
Our animals should not live in the hell!!!
Anonymous Wed 10/8/16 4:40pm
We demand humane treatment of animals, the Government must act to abolish cruelty tin the industry and prosecute the owners who are making money from torture and abusive of defenceless animals.
Dhani Weir Fri 22/4/16 10:35pm
This needs to stop NOW. It is NOT right to treat these beautiful animals this way. My heart aches for the poor defenceless creatures. This makes me sooo angry.
Fiona D'Souza Fri 22/4/16 5:18pm
This is inhumane and should not be allowed in a supposedly enlightened country.
Spyridoula Gerolymatou Thu 14/4/16 4:44am
We don't need meat industry anymore. Enough!
Linda Quelch Mon 11/4/16 7:44am
Help them please!
Ross jeffery Sun 3/4/16 11:00am
There is no justification for cruelty in the modern world
Anonymous Tue 8/3/16 1:03pm
I HATE ANIMAL CRUELTY. NO ANIMAL SHOULD HAVE TO LIKE.
Anonymous Tue 16/2/16 1:47pm
I think these activists go to far in demanding the closure of every piggery. However the industry standards need to be changed, In this day and age it is possible to kill pigs without such cruelty. I implore to do something ANYTHING!! I am not a greenie and I eat meat but I cannot stand to see these animals suffer like they so clearly are. How can you?
natalie robichaux Sat 23/1/16 9:34am
Disgusting and evil to the core how dare this be acceptable. Open ur dam eyes.
Alana Bacon Sat 16/1/16 1:04pm
I will do all in my power to educate people about the cruelty being
inflicted on these poor defenceless pigs. When enough people wake up & realise they can live healthy happy lives without contributing to this torture, then these houses of hell, operated by callous heartless
individuals, will be relegated to the dark ages where they belong.
Denis Boukhvalov Tue 5/1/16 11:38pm
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 10:21am
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.
Kelly Nelder Thu 26/11/15 7:56am
Scott Miles Wed 25/11/15 8:44pm
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 5:54pm
Please stop this madness!
Ralph Graham Mon 23/11/15 3:22pm
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 11:11am
Animal cruelty, I can't stand it. Go Vegan!
Kim Nakajima Sun 22/11/15 10:49pm
Adriana Bellemans Sat 21/11/15 7:52pm
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 6:49pm
Please please stop this cruelty and have some compassion in your heart!
Melissa Jane hall Sat 21/11/15 4:42pm
stop this madness, there is no need for this cruelty
Christopher Emil Wenner Sat 21/11/15 10:58am
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.
Renata Halpin Sat 21/11/15 7:02am
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.
Tanisha de Villiers Fri 20/11/15 10:59pm
Close these places down for good.
Samantha Hall Fri 20/11/15 9:57pm
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
Graham Carter Fri 20/11/15 9:47pm
Please, please stop this barbarism
Seaan Winchester Fri 20/11/15 9:46pm
Hell must be banished from our green earth
Anonymous Mon 9/11/15 9:27am
How do you sleep at night?
Stop directly and indirectly causing pain & suffering or bear the bad karmic consequences and eventual public humiliation. Injustice doesn't go unnoticed forever!
Anonymous Fri 18/9/15 3:11pm
I am disgusted that Wonga Piggery is still running.
Shut this piggery down or lose a lot of votes.
Suzanne Jump Tue 18/8/15 3:48am
Please put an end to this appalling and unnecessary treatment.
jillian mcgrath Tue 4/8/15 8:36am
This is a barbaric way to keep pigs its a living hell where is the compassion
JoAnn Ellis Tue 4/8/15 8:08am
Please shut down Wonga Piggery where the animals are being treated inhumanely! Their lives are hell on earth!!!
Anonymous Sun 26/7/15 7:25pm
To call Wonga Piggery a bunch of pigs would be an insult to the beautiful animals they are giving a life of hell! ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTED
kerry Cossins Tue 7/7/15 7:22pm
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.
Amber Jarvis Fri 22/5/15 10:24am
Katrina, I implore you to do all in your power to shut down Wonga Piggery. How do you ignore these pleas when you surely can see that this is the saddest and most horrid display of inhumanity? Are you not in tears when you see and hear piglets cry for their mum, when you see pigs getting treated absolutely appalling!! You are not a human being if you do nothing about this!
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 2:05pm
Compassion for all living beings.
Darren Hardy Mon 2/2/15 4:40pm
Just another Cruel piggery they should be shut down also.
Jessica Cook Wed 14/1/15 10:06pm
These piggeries are a crime against nature, they are hell on earth, whoever allows these to continue running are corrupt to the core. This sickens me to the point that I almost cannot look, but I have to or else these pigs will continue to suffer. PLEASE END THEIR SUFFERING BY DOING SOMETHING ABOUT THIS, SHUT DOWN THIS PIGGERY
Hayley Gilbert Fri 26/12/14 4:51pm
Please HELP us HELP them!
Shanon Bell Wed 24/12/14 1:05am
Australia is supposed to be a modern country but these practices are backwards and cruel! Be remembered for doing the RIGHT thing. Animals should not be allowed to be mistreated to line greedy humans' pockets.
Wendy Frere Sat 13/12/14 1:13pm
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.
Jennifer Robin Kyng Sat 13/12/14 10:22am
Jennifer Robin Kyng Sat 13/12/14 10:17am
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 human, simply by designating them inferior.
Julie Ardill Thu 11/12/14 8:22pm
This is a horrendous way to be housing these intelligent animals. This cruelty must end. This is a nightmare.
Deanna Wiley Thu 11/12/14 11:57am
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!
Vicki Brooks Tue 2/12/14 12:27pm
I honestly hope that you will reconsider what you are doing, and realise that animals are not our food.
We are not the superior being on this Earth, and would be best to remember that us as humans are fragile and weak.
Please end this for your own conscience and for the sake of the existence of this earth.
Sharon Koh Sat 29/11/14 8:32pm
I feel animals' pain keenly...everytime you hurt them you are hurting ME. Stop it!!
Adrianna Mammino Tue 25/11/14 8:26pm
As a young Australian, I demand a stop to this violently cruel and disgusting industry.
Kim Webster Sat 15/11/14 7:31pm
Housing and breeding pigs this way is wrong and needs to be Illegal. The appalling conditions these animal are living everyday is really happening and not speculation.
Satu Kokkonen Tue 4/11/14 6:53pm
AUSTRALIA - IT REALLY IS SHITTY PLACE IN THE EYES OF THECWORLD!
cecilie drogseth Tue 4/11/14 7:39am
we live in 2014, not for hundred years ago!!
I. Schuite Tue 7/10/14 3:48am
please end this crue holocaust NOW !!
antonio gargiulo Sat 27/9/14 5:11pm
E' MOLTO CRUDELE
Anonymous Mon 15/9/14 12:43am
And it's already a crime to slaughter innocent humans, look between the cracks.
ROBERT MATTHIAS Sun 14/9/14 8:09pm
how many other so called respectable companies hide the truth that money matters more than anything else. how sad that we find those consumed by greed failing to apply common sense with a moral code of care for the welfare of their animals. so often we hear people say they are for slaughter anyway. Animals feel pain and stress and pigs are amongst the most intelligent
Frantzeska Tyrannes Mon 25/8/14 9:57pm
So painful to think that you think is fine and normal, that you can even imagine that we are allowed to confine and torture such sweet living beings. Animals are humans, too, stop their suffering, please, please stop it now.
VALVERDE BELAYALI CHANTAL Mon 25/8/14 7:28pm
7BIS CHEMIN DE SOUS MARQUANT, LE DOUX BOSQUET
Claudia Overcast Mon 25/8/14 1:20am
When will we humans stop the madness??
Elise N. Zoli Mon 25/8/14 12:10am
A thorough indictment of human greed.
Val Silver Sun 24/8/14 10:32pm
Treat others, including animals, how you would want to be treated. Be a good example to the world.