Gowanbrae Piggery

1510 Old Dookie Rd, Pine Lodge VIC 3631, Australia
  • Animal advocates release groundbreaking virtual reality tour of major Victorian piggery, as parliamentary inquiry continues

    Monday 8 Jan 2024

    Farm Transparency Project has released an interactive virtual-reality tour of a major Victorian piggery, using 360° footage they captured while trespassing in the facility in late 2023.  The group states that the tour is their latest way to increase public awareness of modern pig farming practices, and to encourage members of the public to make a submission to the ongoing Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into Pig Welfare.  The footage shows mother pigs (sows) and piglets in breeding and 'weaner' sheds, and contains embedded videos featuring a guided tour of the facility by Executive Director of Farm Transparency Project, Chris Delforce, who points out... Read more >

  • Australia’s largest pork producer backtracks on ‘sow stall free’ claims after damning investigation

    Wednesday 11 Jan 2023

    Pork giant Sunpork has removed a statement from its website claiming that it has eliminated sow stalls, after an investigation by Farm Transparency Project exposed the use of cages for mother pigs in a piggery owned by the company The statement was on Sunpork's website up until November 2022, but has now been removed following the exposé which revealed the widespread use of sow stalls in Victorian piggeries, 5 years after the industry claimed to have phased them out Sunpork supplies to major supermarkets including Coles and Woolworths, and had proudly claimed themselves to be one of the first pork producers to... Read more >

  • Undercover investigation reveals Victorian pig farms still caging mother pigs, 5 years after industry phase out came into effect

    Wednesday 21 Sep 2022

    Media release by Andy Meddick MP (Animal Justice Party Victoria) - An undercover investigation by Farm Transparency Project has revealed at least six Victorian piggeries are confining mother pigs to small cages, despite an industry phase-out deadline of 2017. Read more >