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Wongalea Piggery

Petition: Shut Down Wongalea Piggery

When you sign the petition, an email will be sent with the following letter along with your comment to these recipient(s):

John McVeigh MP, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

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 Wongalea Piggery in Quinalow, QLD.

In the video footage captured by activists, I saw sows confined to tiny metal cages within 'farrowing crates', where they are kept for six weeks at a time before their babies are taken from them and they are moved off to be forcefully reimpregnated once more. In these filthy hard-floored crates, piglets were found dead and dying, after having their tails, teeth and ears cut without pain relief.

I implore you to do all in your power to shut down Wongalea Piggery immediately.

[your comment]

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

Aussie Farms

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  1. 923

    Leanne Berghuis Wed 3/1/18 8:46pm

    These animals are INNOCENT gentle beings! Mindblowing that we humans exploit, torchure and subject these lovely creatures to such horrors! Human beings are undoubtedly the cruelest, most dangerous animal, yes ANIMAL on this planet,! We are no more worthy of life on this planet than any other animal! The tragedy is having this so-called 'superior' intelligence and yet still commit these horrific acts! Pure GREED on behalf of the industry and pure IGNORANCE from consumers who continue to demand these products. SHAME ON US for allowing this to happen in the first place.
    Those in authority have failed us, failed the animals and are failing this planet! Prepare for a VEGAN future because consumers are finally getting wise to this! Thanks to the Internet, social media and to all the activists who risk so much to enlighten the public.

  2. 909

    Anonymous Wed 28/12/16 2:29pm

    Shut it down NOW!!!!

    Gut wrenching horrific abuse it's sickening. I love to see this abuse done to the farm owners and see how they like it.

    Shut it down NOW!!!!!

  3. 908

    Clive Riseam Mon 19/12/16 5:59pm

    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.

  4. 902

    Michelle Cotterill Wed 7/12/16 8:45pm

    Stop this cruelty!

  5. 900

    Christine Jones Wed 9/11/16 10:17pm

    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.

  6. 897

    nastja potočnik Thu 6/10/16 6:49am

    This farm is a horror, animals should not live in the hell

  7. 887

    Carmen Liang Fri 24/6/16 10:01pm


  8. 879

    Spyridoula Gerolymatou Thu 14/4/16 4:46am

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

  9. 871

    Denis Boukhvalov Tue 5/1/16 11:42pm

    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!🐷🐽

  10. 869

    Mitchell Parkinson Thu 17/12/15 10:22am

    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.

  11. 864

    Scott Miles Wed 25/11/15 8:47pm

    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.

  12. 861

    Jezebel Leto Mon 23/11/15 5:52pm

    Please stop this madness!

  13. 860

    Ralph Graham Mon 23/11/15 3:25pm

    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.

  14. 857

    Layra Xavier Mon 23/11/15 11:13am

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

  15. 848

    Mitchell Parkinson Sat 21/11/15 6:50pm

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

  16. 844

    Melissa Jane hall Sat 21/11/15 4:44pm

    stop this madness, there is no need for this cruelty

  17. 842

    janina hildebrand Sat 21/11/15 2:49pm

    Please end these insanely cruel practices, no animal deserves to live and be abused like this

  18. 834

    Christopher Emil Wenner Sat 21/11/15 10:59am

    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.

  19. 833

    Melissa Rowan Sat 21/11/15 10:23am

    I am absolutely disgusted at the cruelty inflicted towards these innocent animals. This must be stopped. Please stop this treatment towards animals now. We must show compassion. No animal deserves this.

  20. 831

    Renata Halpin Sat 21/11/15 7:06am

    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.

  21. 815

    Maria Mitchell Fri 20/11/15 10:21pm

    We have no right to inflict a life of misery and suffering on innocent living beings nor to end their short lives in fear and terror just because people like the taste of something! It's time to evolve!

  22. 813

    Samantha Hall Fri 20/11/15 10:07pm

    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

  23. 811

    Seaan Winchester Fri 20/11/15 9:50pm

    Hell must be banished from our green Earth

  24. 803

    Anonymous Fri 18/9/15 3:23pm

    John McVeigh MP, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, When are you going to do your job and do something about this barbaric industry in Australia.

    The Australian people are speaking and screaming out for these piggeries to be shut down.

    When are you going to listen to us and shut these down?

  25. 800

    Suzanne Jump Tue 18/8/15 4:04am

    These are living beings and they are living in appallingly unacceptable conditions. They deserve to have a life.

  26. 798

    Kerry Cossins Tue 7/7/15 7:25pm

    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.

  27. 793

    Ben Jarvis Fri 22/5/15 10:33am


  28. 792

    Amber Jarvis Fri 22/5/15 10:30am

    John, I implore you to do all in your power to shut down Wongalea Piggery immediately. How do you ignore these pleas when you surely can see that this is the saddest and most horrible, cruel way to treat animals. 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!

  29. 791

    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!

  30. 788

    Anita Skewes Tue 14/4/15 2:07pm

    Compassion for all living beings:)

  31. 786

    Christine Bennett Thu 26/2/15 8:58pm

    Animal cruelty is not acceptable in ANY civilised society ... DAFF Biosecurity is failing to effectively monitor and act for animal welfare when a 'blind eye' is turned.



  32. 785

    Anonymous Wed 28/1/15 10:50pm

    What have we, the human race come to, that we treat these sentient creatures with such abject cruelty? Fctory farming must be stopped - this is truly sickening.

  33. 781

    Jessica Cook Wed 14/1/15 10:07pm

    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

  34. 779

    Mell Lintern Sat 3/1/15 10:16am

    I am disgusted at the abuse and standard these animals are kept in.... this is wrong!

  35. 775

    Shanon Bell Wed 24/12/14 1:14am

    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!

  36. 769

    Jenny Kyng Mon 15/12/14 1:15am

    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.

  37. 765

    Wendy Frere Sat 13/12/14 1:14pm

    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.

  38. 763

    Julie Ardill Thu 11/12/14 8:33pm

    This is a disgrace and must be stopped immediately. What a horrendous existence.

  39. 761

    Deanna Wiley Thu 11/12/14 11:58am

    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!

  40. 755

    Sharon Koh Sat 29/11/14 8:29pm

    If people need to eat meat, they MUST do it with respect for the animal and gratitude for its sacrifice. Not treat them with cruelty and abuse!!

  41. 749

    Adrianna Mammino Tue 25/11/14 8:28pm

    I demand a stop to this violently cruel and disgusting industry. THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE AND NEEDS TO STOP.

  42. 747

    Emma Furness Wed 19/11/14 12:56pm

    If you do not find seeing these images and videos utterly gut wrenching horrendous and invoke feelings of sadness, shock and horror that people are out there inflicting this pain upon animals for the benefit of cheap meat, then I would urge to question if you are in the right job.
    Please use your powers to stop this now. The focus needs to revert back to animal welfare not the availability of cheap meat.
    I am not vegan, I will always eat meat, and I am sure that I am just 1 of many who will be happy to pay whatever the price of meat becomes as a result of this cruelty being abolished.

  43. 745

    Kim Webster Sat 15/11/14 8:13pm

    Housing and breeding pigs this way is wrong as it is cruel and needs to be illegal. The appalling conditions these animals endure everyday is really happening and not speculation. Your help is needed.

  44. 742

    cecilie drogseth Tue 4/11/14 7:49am

    we live in 2014, not for hundred years ago!!

  45. 738

    Anna Franklin Thu 30/10/14 9:14am

    Shame,shame,shame on all the authorities who know about these atrocities and do nothing!!! How can they sleep at night.

  46. 734

    Anonymous Wed 8/10/14 2:42pm

    Please close this down

  47. 730

    antonio gargiulo Sat 27/9/14 5:17pm

    E' molto crudele

  48. 728

    Karen Russell Sat 30/8/14 10:25am

    shut them down and give the pigs a life

  49. 726

    Anonymous Sat 30/8/14 2:46am


  50. 725

    Anonymous Fri 29/8/14 9:49pm

    I cannot understand that this can occur in a modern western country. I recently returned from overseas where my brother in law breeds pigs. The conditions are something to be praised. They have plenty of room to move and are kept watered and fed. Area is very clean. They have an outlet for piglets to go to keep safe from being trampled by the sow. This is a country where people are very poor. So what excuse have these establishments got for bad treatment. Please shut them down as it is obvious they will not comply.

  51. 719

    Anonymous Fri 29/8/14 2:34pm

    This is DISGUSTING TREATMENT! Please stop !'

  52. 710

    Karl Thompson Thu 28/8/14 10:34pm

    You are placed in power to make a difference and for the betterment of society. Science has already proven that these animals are highly intelligent, have personalities and self-awareness. Please use your authority to help these intelligent creatures from being tortured. Please help be their voice.

  53. 705

    Ixcel S Valenzuela Gonzalez Thu 28/8/14 9:12pm

    Okay ..... I know there's right way to kill an animal but goodness is it necessary to make them suffer I don't fucking think so it ain't fun neither so just fucking stop and kill them the right way

  54. 704

    Sarah Pite Thu 28/8/14 8:40pm

    Disgusting and Barbaric cruelty

  55. 703

    Anonymous Thu 28/8/14 8:30pm

    Please lets change the world into one that does not create suffering unnecessarily.

  56. 701

    Ellie Rutter Thu 28/8/14 7:11pm

    Abuse and getting paid for it. What a sick game to play. Humans are such an aggressive species when it comes to others :(

  57. 692

    paula osullivan Thu 28/8/14 11:35am

    this is ABUSE..This needs to STOP NOW.

  58. 680

    Vishal DEY Thu 28/8/14 5:27am


  59. 679

    Anonymous Thu 28/8/14 5:26am

  60. 676

    Shannon Gant Thu 28/8/14 4:51am


  61. 663

    Franziska Roidl Thu 28/8/14 4:10am

    stop treating them like garbage

  62. 646

    Laura culbett Thu 28/8/14 3:14am

    This place should be ahamed and so should the governing bodies responsible for this cruel hell hole to exist!
    Pigs are intelligent and social animals, it is disgusting that a 'civilised' nation continues to treat animals with no empathy or compassion!

  63. 639

    Nancy Elder Wed 23/7/14 8:14pm

    We must act to stop this cruelty, it is inhumane, disgusting and has no place in the 21st century.

  64. 630

    HELENA GLAZAR HOFBAUER Fri 11/7/14 6:54pm


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