Name: Benalla Abattoir
Address: 75 Firth Rd, Benalla VIC 3672, Australia
LGA/Council: Benalla Rural City Council
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Council email: [email protected]

Uses a Butina carbon dioxide gas chamber to suffocate pigs until they are unconscious, after forcing them up the race with a high-amperage electric prodder. Also kills calves and sheep.

Last known status: Open and operating
Listing updated: 2024
Listing ID: 29256
Owned by: Linlock Pty Ltd
Property Identification Code (PIC): 3ABLW076 or 3ABLW026
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One of three facilities exposed by Farm Transparency Project in early 2023, for using excruciating carbon dioxide gas chambers to suffocate pigs prior to slaughter.

The slaughterhouse also kills calves from the dairy industry, and sheep.

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  • 15 animal activists charged over April slaughterhouse occupation, as pig welfare inquiry looms

    Friday 10 Nov 2023

    15 animal activists have been charged with trespass, seven months after they occupied a Benalla slaughterhouse in a protest against the use of gas chambers in pig slaughterhouses. The protest, which happened on April 13th, was in response to an investigation of three Victorian pig slaughterhouses, which revealed pigs screaming, thrashing and gasping for air inside carbon dioxide gas chambers. Seven protestors were arrested and charged on the day, while the remaining 15 were allowed to leave voluntarily, after chains and other devices they were using to lock-on were removed by police. 15 animal rights protestors have been charged with trespass after shutting... Read more >

  • Animal activists vow to break into and expose 30 slaughterhouses over two years to force industry transparency

    Monday 10 Jul 2023

    Animal advocate Chris Delforce has today announced that his organisation, Farm Transparency Project, plans to break into 30 slaughterhouses over the next two years, to capture and expose footage of Australian animal slaughter to the public. Delforce, who earlier this year shared groundbreaking new footage of pigs being gassed to death in Victorian slaughterhouses after hiding in a gas chamber, stated that his organisation has already investigated six slaughterhouses this year, and will be releasing a new investigation this week. Footage from three new Australian slaughterhouses is promised over the next few weeks, with Delforce sharing that Farm Transparency Project has... Read more >

  • Victorian Parliament announces inquiry into pig welfare after advocates expose systemic animal cruelty

    Thursday 25 May 2023

    A Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into pig welfare has been announced less than two months after investigators from Farm Transparency Project released shocking footage of pigs being gassed to death in Victorian slaughterhouses.  Read more >

  • Animal advocates lock themselves inside a gas chamber to protest ‘barbaric’ use in Australian pig slaughterhouses

    Thursday 13 Apr 2023

    30 protestors have stopped operations at Benalla slaughterhouse in Northern Victoria, chaining themselves onto the gas chamber used to paralyse pigs for slaughter. Read more >

  • Activist hid inside deadly gas chamber in Victorian slaughterhouse to film horrific final moments of pigs

    Monday 27 Mar 2023

    Prominent animal advocate Chris Delforce hid inside one of the pork industry’s “humane” carbon dioxide gas chambers to document the gassing of pigs. New footage captured by Farm Transparency Project inside Victoria’s three largest slaughterhouses, revealed exclusively on ABC’s 7.30 program last night, shows thousands of pigs screaming and thrashing in agony as they are lowered into the gas.  This investigation comes 9 years after Delforce first used hidden cameras to expose the use of gas chambers for pigs; the first time in the world that the widespread practice had been captured on camera. He says it “has only... Read more >

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