Scottsdale Pork

345 Ten Mile Track, Springfield TAS 7260, Australia
Name: Scottsdale Pork
Address: 345 Ten Mile Track, Springfield TAS 7260, Australia
Summary: Scottsdale Pork is a pig slaughterhouse located in Springfield, TAS Australia.
Last known status: Open and operating
Listing updated: 2024
Listing ID: u41lr
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New footage has been released showing the slaughter of pigs at Scottsdale Pork slaughterhouse, owned by members of the controversial religious group, the 'Exclusive' Brethren. The footage shows pigs being hit across the face and body, kicked and crushed with heavy metal doors by workers, as well as apparently conscious pigs being tipped into a tank of scalding water, after having their throats slit. 

Scottsdale Pork was built in 2020-21 after the closure of JBS Devonport, Tasmania’s only dedicated pig slaughterhouse. Despite being a private abattoir, primarily servicing Scottsdale Pork’s own nearby piggery, Tasmania’s Liberal government granted $2 million to Scottsdale Pork to assist in the build. This decision was heavily opposed by the Greens Party, due to the company's ties to the Exclusive Brethren religious group, whose leader holds widely documented transphobic and homophobic views and is a major donor and supporter of the Liberal party. 

In September 2023, investigators from Farm Transparency Project installed covert cameras to document the slaughter of pigs at the facility, including the use of electrical stunning, which is considered to be an alternative to the carbon dioxide gas chambers used in the majority of pig slaughterhouses Australia wide. 

The footage shows one pig making a desperate attempt to escape, leaping from the stunning restraint and running across the floor of the kill room. That pig is cornered by multiple workers and shot in the head with a bolt gun, before having their throat slit. They die, thrashing in agony on the floor of the kill room. 

Also known as Ten Mile Enterprises Meat Facility.

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  • Activists publish interactive virtual tours of Tasmanian slaughterhouses

    Tuesday 19 Mar 2024

    Animal protection organisation Farm Transparency Project (FTP) has published interactive virtual tours of two Tasmanian slaughterhouses recently exposed for cruelty The tours were filmed with 360-degree cameras inside Tasmanian Quality Meats at Cressy, and Scottsdale Pork, during FTP's covert investigation last year With the state election just days away, FTP has published the tours - which incorporate footage from hidden cameras - to draw attention to months of inaction by the Rockliff government    Farm Transparency Project (FTP) has published on its website two interactive virtual slaughterhouse tours, filmed last year with 360° cameras inside the Tasmanian Quality Meats and Scottsdale Pork... Read more >

  • Slaughterhouse owned by controversial 'Exclusive Brethren' leader, under fire for corruption and animal abuse

    Thursday 11 Jan 2024

    New footage from Scottsdale Pork slaughterhouse in Tasmania shows pigs being tipped into scalding water while apparently conscious, and showing signs of consciousness, including blinking, after their throats have been slit.  Farm Transparency Project, who captured and released the footage, are claiming that the abattoir was built as a result of government corruption and "shady backroom deals," and are demanding its closure in the wake of the footage. Scottsdale Pork is owned by members of the Plymouth Brethren (known as the Exclusive Brethren) religious group, and was built in 2020-2021 after receiving 2 million dollars of government funding.    View footage and... Read more >

  • Statement in Response to Tasmanian Slaughterhouse Announcement

    Thursday 14 Dec 2023

    All talk, little action The Tasmanian government has just released their response to our shocking exposé of Tasmanian slaughterhouses, and its far from the decisive action they pledged to take just four days ago. Rather than responding to evidence of systemic animal abuse immediately, the government has announced that the most they can manage is to re-investigate the facilities and form a task force to consider developing new animal welfare guidelines. Given that all five slaughterhouses we investigated were already in breach of existing state and national welfare legislation, we fail to see what developing new ones will manage, except... Read more >

  • Major Tasmanian abattoir suspended and four more under investigation after animal advocacy group reveals “systemic animal abuse and regulatory breaches”

    Friday 8 Dec 2023

    View photos and footage: Animal advocacy group Farm Transparency Project has released hidden camera footage from five Tasmanian slaughterhouses, in what they’re calling a comprehensive and damning indictment of the state’s animal welfare regulators.  The footage shows the slaughter of sheep, cows, deer, pigs and week-old ‘bobby calves’ from the dairy industry. Many animals are revealed to be killed while fully conscious, including dozens of bobby calves who are captured dying slowly over minutes as they bleed out. Farm Transparency Project is working with... Read more >

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