Shut Down Farm Where Pigs Are Allegedly Beaten and Abused

Target: Barnaby Joyce, Minister of Agriculture, Australia

Goal: Close cruel factory farm where pigs are reportedly beaten and left to die in filth.

Animals are shown being beaten and otherwise abused in a disturbing video allegedly taken at Yelma Piggery outside of Adelaide, South Australia. The video, which was released by Animal Liberation New South Wales and sent in by an anonymous tipster, shows workers kicking, slapping, and striking pigs with sticks. Piggery staff are seen riding sows around in their pens during the artificial insemination process and clipping the tails and ears of screeching piglets without administering pain relief. This cannot be allowed to continue. We must take action now to save these suffering pigs.

Conditions inside the facility are horrid, with pools of maggot-infested urine and feces covering much of the floor. One sow, which was reportedly left in one of these pools, fell into the waste pit and was left to die in the putrid sludge. Animals are seen with open wounds and untreated injuries. Inside the birthing pens, dead and dying piglets are seen trapped in enclosure bars or in pools of filth. Dismembered piglets and severed body parts litter the floors right next to live animals, creating a breeding ground for disease and infection.

These shocking conditions are all too common in the Australian meat industry. These actions, considered cruelty if done to a cat or a dog, are perfectly legal when done to farm animals. In order to bring justice to the millions of pigs that suffer through this treatment each year, it is important that the operators of this facility are punished and that animal cruelty laws are improved to better protect farm animals. Sign the petition below to demand that this barbaric farm be closed, and demand that the staff responsible for neglect and abuse are punished to the fullest extent of the law if found guilty.


Dear Minister Joyce,

A video recently released by rights group Animal Liberation New South Wales shows a pig farm where employees are beating and neglecting the animals. Allegedly taken at Yelma Piggery in South Australia, it shows some sows being kicked, slapped, and battered with sticks while others are mounted and ridden by farmhouse employees. Conditions at the facility are vile, with pools of urine and feces, maggots, and dead and dismembered animals littering the floors.

This type of cruelty, while shocking, is commonplace in the Australian meat farming industry. In order to prevent it, perpetrators must be punished and animal protection laws must be improved. We, the undersigned, demand that this barbaric facility be closed and that its operators are punished.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. All abusers have no use in society. Let’s nuke all the filthy fkers

  2. I’d like to know what the hiring process consists of. Is there a way to determine if they want the job because they enjoy abusing or torturing animals and they can get away with it everyday, and get paid? What about the owners of the company or supervisors? Or is this something the whole company finds a normal behavior? Do they all treat animals this bad? Is that a prerequisite to hiring? You would think in these agricultural companies or any facility that deals with animals that there would be at least one or two decent human beings that would say something. I don’t get it. What is going on?

  3. Evil sadistic barbaric bastards! I hope they come to a gruesome end!

  4. Unfortunately Barnaby Joyce doesn’t care about animal welfare & I doubt he’ll even bother to do anything in this case. He is as bad as the perpetrators. Just look at the live export saga. He actually verbally attacks those who film & report these atrocities as though they’re the ones in the wrong. I hope & pray, like all the others who have signed this petition that something is done to make these a#&holes accountable for their disgusting actions, however the very arrogant Barnaby just doesn’t give a damn. Time will tell.

  5. Nature treats back now ? bastards Take responsibility for your
    Live your nightmare now
    Feel the pain of your victims Every minute of your senseless life
    Live your hell ? now
    Because I am a Guardian for the animals ?

  6. must end the abuse on these pigs now.

  7. Beth Nordmeyer says:

    It’s Australia again! Wow, they have major animal abuse!

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