Australian Food Group Abattoir (closed)

8 -14 Hume Road, Laverton North VIC 3026, Australia
Name: Australian Food Group Abattoir
Address: 8 -14 Hume Road, Laverton North VIC 3026, Australia
LGA/Council: Wyndham City Council
Council website: wyndham.vic.gov.au
Council email: [email protected]
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In close proximity to Diamond Valley Pork, the Australian Food Group abattoir uses a slightly different system of carbon dioxide gas stunning, however it is just as excruciating for the pigs.

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Last known status: Closed
Listing updated: 2024
Listing ID: f9417
Owned by: Australian Food Group , ABN: 23 158 631 031
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One of three facilities exposed by Farm Transparency Project (FTP) in early 2023, for using excruciating carbon dioxide gas chambers to suffocate pigs prior to slaughter. An FTP investigator spent 9 hours hidden in a maintenance area above the chamber, to film the gassing of the pigs.

The slaughterhouse was a supplier for major supermarket Woolworths.

In April 2023, Animals Australia lodged a formal complaint with the government regulartor PrimeSafe, based on FTP's footage. PrimeSafe instructed the slaughterhouse to install cameras inside their gas chamber; rather than doing so, they decided to close down their slaughter operations permanently, laying off 16 workers.

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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 >

  • Abattoir at the centre of pig gassing scandal shuts down to avoid mandated CCTV

    Wednesday 26 Apr 2023

    Australian Food Group slaughterhouse in Laverton has shut down rather than installing CCTV mandated by government regulator PrimeSafe, according to a report by ABC. The slaughterhouse was last month at the centre of a national exposé into the use of gas chambers in pig slaughterhouses, after animal advocate Chris Delforce spent almost 10 hours inside the chamber filming the agonising deaths of pigs inside. Delforce says that AFG's choice to stop operating rather than install CCTV inside their chamber is "typical" of an industry unwilling to take accountability, however it represents a "massive win for pigs." One of Victoria's three largest... 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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ABN 23 158 631 031 (open lookup)
Entity name AUSTRALIAN FOOD GROUP PTY LTD
ABN status Active from 01 July 2012
Entity type Australian Private Company
Goods & Services Tax (GST) Registered from 01 July 2012
Main business location VIC 3026 from 12 July 2021
VIC 3207 from 17 September 2014 to 12 July 2021
VIC 3207 from 01 July 2012 to 17 September 2014
ABN last updated 12 July 2021
Extracted from ABR 18 June 2024
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