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):
John McVeigh MP, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
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 name], [your postcode]
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.
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!!!!!
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.
Michelle Cotterill Wed 7/12/16 8:45pm
Stop this cruelty!
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.
nastja potočnik Thu 6/10/16 6:49am
This farm is a horror, animals should not live in the hell
Carmen Liang Fri 24/6/16 10:01pm
Spyridoula Gerolymatou Thu 14/4/16 4:46am
We don't need meat industry anymore. Enough!!
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!🐷🐽
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.
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.
Jezebel Leto Mon 23/11/15 5:52pm
Please stop this madness!
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.
Layra Xavier Mon 23/11/15 11:13am
Animal cruelty, I can't stand it. Go Vegan!
Mitchell Parkinson Sat 21/11/15 6:50pm
Please please stop this cruelty and have some compassion in your heart!
Melissa Jane hall Sat 21/11/15 4:44pm
stop this madness, there is no need for this cruelty
janina hildebrand Sat 21/11/15 2:49pm
Please end these insanely cruel practices, no animal deserves to live and be abused like this
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
Seaan Winchester Fri 20/11/15 9:50pm
Hell must be banished from our green Earth
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?
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.
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.
Ben Jarvis Fri 22/5/15 10:33am
STOP THIS NOW!
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!
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 2:07pm
Compassion for all living beings:)
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.
THE FUNCTION OF DAFF IS NOT THAT OF A RUBBER-STAMPING ROBOT FOR INDUSTRY!
STANDARDS MATTER ... ACT NOW!!
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.
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
Mell Lintern Sat 3/1/15 10:16am
I am disgusted at the abuse and standard these animals are kept in.... this is wrong!
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!
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.
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.
Julie Ardill Thu 11/12/14 8:33pm
This is a disgrace and must be stopped immediately. What a horrendous existence.
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!
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!!
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.
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.
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.
cecilie drogseth Tue 4/11/14 7:49am
we live in 2014, not for hundred years ago!!
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.
Anonymous Wed 8/10/14 2:42pm
Please close this down
antonio gargiulo Sat 27/9/14 5:17pm
E' molto crudele
Karen Russell Sat 30/8/14 10:25am
shut them down and give the pigs a life
Anonymous Sat 30/8/14 2:46am
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.
Anonymous Fri 29/8/14 2:34pm
This is DISGUSTING TREATMENT! Please stop !'
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.
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
Sarah Pite Thu 28/8/14 8:40pm
Disgusting and Barbaric cruelty
Anonymous Thu 28/8/14 8:30pm
Please lets change the world into one that does not create suffering unnecessarily.
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 :(
paula osullivan Thu 28/8/14 11:35am
this is ABUSE..This needs to STOP NOW.
Vishal DEY Thu 28/8/14 5:27am
STOP THIS BARBARIC PIECE OF SHIT !
Anonymous Thu 28/8/14 5:26am
Shannon Gant Thu 28/8/14 4:51am
THIS MUST STOP!
Franziska Roidl Thu 28/8/14 4:10am
stop treating them like garbage
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!
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.
HELENA GLAZAR HOFBAUER Fri 11/7/14 6:54pm