Published 14 December 2023
Animal Liberation Victoria has been speaking out for pigs its entire 45 year history. Our undercover footage of the appalling conditions in which pigs live and die has been circulated and viewed globally. We have occupied slaughterhouses, chained ourselves to pig gas chambers and held numerous protests and vigils raising awareness on the violence that’s called animal agriculture. Animals are not property, but individuals, like us.
Recently, after Farm Transparency Project’s investigation into the use of gas chambers in slaughterhouses, the Victorian Government has set up a Parliamentary Inquiry into the welfare of pigs in Victoria.
They spend their last moments thrashing against the walls of their gas chambers, screaming and crying from excruciating pain in their lungs, eyes, nostrils, and airways.
In 2015 Animal Liberation Victoria (ALV) and ALNSW investigated three Victorian pig slaughterhouses that use the ‘best practice’ method of slaughter. Hidden cameras were placed inside the killing ‘cradle’ which lowers the pigs into the CO2 gas. You can see the result for yourself.
The Australian pork industry has been hiding and distorting the truth for far too long, using words like “ethical” and “humane” to describe its heartless practices.
No animal needs to die for any human.
In the lead up to giving birth, mothers are moved into confinement, commonly known as farrowing crates. Inside this cold, concrete crate they are unable to turn their bodies around, providing teat access to her piglets through metal bars for about 28 days, while her piglets are weaned.
The inability to meet her instinctual need to create a nest for her piglets leads to severe psychological stress.
Piglet’s tails are removed without anesthetic to prevent them biting each other’s tails, a result of the cramped and barren environment they’re raised in. Other painful procedures include teeth and ear clipping and infections from the site where their tails are docked.
Investigations by ALV into an RSPCA approved free-range farm uncovered unforgivable abuse and suffering. View this article on ALV’s freerangefraud.org
Pigs raised free range also still end up at exactly the same abattoirs as pigs raised by conventional means, where they die horrible deaths, screaming as they are suffocated by CO2.
Don’t waste a minute to have your voice heard! Follow the easy guidelines below to either write a submission or complete the survey.
Submissions close January 12, 2024
Simply fill out the brief survey on the Vic government website – it only takes a couple of minutes and is anonymous.
Most importantly, for question number 2, “Do you believe that animals should be killed to provide food for humans?”, please answer NO.
We need as many people as possible to show the government and the world that we don’t support the taking of animal lives.
An even better option is to write your own submission – this will have greater impact.
We’ve put together suggestions below on how to approach writing your own submission. When you’re ready, visit the Victorian Government’s website:
Below are some guidelines on how to structure your submission, as well as some important points to include:
* Adapted from suggested guidelines by Farm Transparency Project
Some points to include in your submission:
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