News & Media

News & Media Centre

General news

Slaughter footage: Animal activists claim cows’ throats slit while conscious

Fri 19 April 2024, 12:42pm
Fri 19 Apr '24
by Peter Hunt (The Weekly Times)
Animal activists have taken footage at a Victorian abattoir, which they allege shows cows’ throats being slit while they are conscious.
General news

Department of Agriculture to probe Ralphs Meats Co, Seymour, over allegations inhumane treatment of cattle

Thu 18 April 2024, 2:11pm
Thu 18 Apr '24
by Oscar Jaeger (Herald Sun)
Authorities are probing a Seymour slaughterhouse after shocking footage allegedly revealed cows being killed while still conscious. WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES
Media release

Hidden cameras reveal emaciated cows killed while fully conscious at northern Victorian slaughterhouse

Thu 18 April 2024, 7:00am
Thu 18 Apr '24
by Farm Transparency Project
View photos and footageView location evidence Hidden camera footage captured by investigators from Farm Transparency Project (FTP) in February 2024 shows ineffective stunning of injured and...
General news

Greens claim the government is "dragging its feet" on a report

Wed 17 April 2024, 4:30am
Wed 17 Apr '24
by Aaron Smith (The Examiner)
The state government has held firm against claims that it's "dragging its feet" on a taskforce report into Tasmanian slaughterhouses.
Editorial

Tasmanian Dairy - History repeats

Tue 16 April 2024, 5:38pm
Tue 16 Apr '24
by Kristy Alger
The Tasmanian dairy industry is in absolute shambles. On the one hand, there are dairy farmers such as Carpenter lamenting the need to kill on...
General news

Action not happening fast enough six months on from ‘shocking’ slaughterhouse videos: Greens

Tue 16 April 2024, 4:19pm
Tue 16 Apr '24
by David Killick (The Mercury)
Six months ago, animal activists released ‘disturbing’ videos shot in Tasmanian slaughterhouses — Greens leader Rosalie Woodruff says more action is needed immediately.
Editorial

As a survivor, I want reform for both child and animal sexual abuse prevention policies - Emma Håkansson

Sat 6 April 2024, 2:28pm
Sat 6 Apr '24
by Emma Håkansson
A few weeks ago, as a survivor of child sexual abuse I launched a call for reform to the Working With Children Check, designed to...
General news

Pig welfare at forefront of parliamentary enquiry

Wed 3 April 2024, 1:55pm
Wed 3 Apr '24
by Lynn Elder (Mansfield Courier)
SUBMISSIONS made at last month's state parliamentary enquiry into the welfare of farmed pigs in Victoria have been confronting and show a lack of common...
Media release

Workers caught using bodies of pigs and sheep as punching bags at major Victorian slaughterhouse

Tue 26 March 2024, 7:00am
Tue 26 Mar '24
by Farm Transparency Project
Ineffective and painful stunning causes suffering to sheep, pigs, goats and cows.  Hidden cameras captured workers at Gathercole’s Wangaratta slaughterhouse using the bodies of...
General news

Farm Transparency Project's virtual tours campaign in Tasmania

Wed 20 March 2024, 6:00pm
Wed 20 Mar '24
by Joe Colbrook (The Examiner)
Take a digital tour inside Tasmanian meat processing facilities with FTP's latest campaign advocating for animal welfare.
Campaign news

Animal activists descend on Midland Bacon piggery demanding release of Olivia, pig that was allegedly assaulted

Wed 20 March 2024, 1:00pm
Wed 20 Mar '24
by Oscar Jaeger (Herald Sun)
Animal activists have vowed they will not give up until Olivia, the sow who was allegedly raped by a piggery worker, is safely secured.
Campaign news

Animals rights activist protest at Goulburn Valley piggery after bestiality charge

Wed 20 March 2024, 1:00pm
Wed 20 Mar '24
by McPherson Media Group (Shepparton News)
Thirty animal activists converged on a piggery near Stanhope demanding the release of a pig which a piggery worker allegedly [raped].
Media release

Protest outside Northern Victoria pig farm where 'sickening' bestiality took place

Wed 20 March 2024, 11:17am
Wed 20 Mar '24
by Farm Transparency Project
30+ animal activists are protesting outside a Northern Victoria pig farm, after “sickening” bestiality act revealed last week. 30+ animal activists have gathered outside Midland Bacon pig...
Media release

Activists publish interactive virtual tours of Tasmanian slaughterhouses

Tue 19 March 2024, 7:00am
Tue 19 Mar '24
by Farm Transparency Project
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...
Campaign news

Liberals sitting on abattoir cruelty taskforce, Greens claim

Sat 16 March 2024, 3:30pm
Sat 16 Mar '24
by Benjamin Seeder (The Advocate)
Latest on Tasmanian abattoir animal cruelty taskforce findings amid election season. Greens, Liberals clash over reforms.
Campaign news

Undercover Investigation into Victorian Piggery Captures Animal Cruelty and Bestiality

Fri 15 March 2024, 12:46am
Fri 15 Mar '24
by Trinity Sparke (One Green Planet)
A disturbing revelation has emerged from a northern Victorian piggery, sending shockwaves through the agricultural community.
Campaign news

Bradley O’Reilly, 30, has been charged with bestiality after allegedly sexually assaulting a pig at Midland Bacon piggery

Wed 13 March 2024, 2:13pm
Wed 13 Mar '24
by Oscar Jaeger (Herald Sun)
The man accused of performing a vile act on an innocent sow at a local piggery is the son of the manager of the stockyard,...
Campaign news

Pig welfare inquiry participants walk out to avoid seeing footage of alleged bestiality

Tue 12 March 2024, 6:20pm
Tue 12 Mar '24
by Bec Symons (ABC News)
Politicians who stayed for the footage from a Stanhope piggery, including the alleged bestiality of a pig by a worker, watched on in shock as...
Campaign news

Police say activists inadvertently capture man’s alleged vile act at Victoria pig farm

Tue 12 March 2024, 4:00pm
Tue 12 Mar '24
by Nathan Schmidt and Blair Jackson (The Australian)
A man has been charged with bestiality offences after he was allegedly caught on video by animal activists committing a vile sex act at a...
Campaign news

Pig cruelty claims: loopholes blamed for animal abuse | Shepparton News

Tue 12 March 2024, 1:00pm
Tue 12 Mar '24
by AAP Newswire (Shepparton News)
Agricultural exemptions to animal protection laws are leading to cruelty in Victorian pig processing facilities, a parliamentary inquiry has been told.
Campaign news

Man charged with bestiality after alleged incident at piggery | Shepparton News

Tue 12 March 2024, 1:00pm
Tue 12 Mar '24
by McPherson Media Group (Shepparton News)
A man has been filmed on hidden camera allegedly performing a sexual act on an animal at a piggery near Stanhope.
Campaign news

Victoria Police arrest pig abattoir worker with bestiality charge

Tue 12 March 2024, 12:36pm
Tue 12 Mar '24
by Rachel Simmonds (Stock & Land)
A pig abattoir worker in central Victoria is facing bestiality charges after being arrested by Victoria Police.
Campaign news

‘Phase out’: Farm Transparency Group calls for pig farming to end

Tue 12 March 2024, 12:00pm
Tue 12 Mar '24
by Shannon Twomey (The Weekly Times)
Animal activist groups have called for an end to commercial pig farming at a state government inquiry into pig welfare in Victoria.
Campaign news

Shock footage shows alleged vile pig act

Tue 12 March 2024, 9:35am
Tue 12 Mar '24
by Nathan Schmidt (News.com.au)
A man has been charged with bestiality offences after he was allegedly caught on video by animal activists committing a vile sex act at a...
Campaign news

Shock footage shows alleged vile pig act

Tue 12 March 2024, 9:35am
Tue 12 Mar '24
by NCA NewsWire (Yahoo News)
A man has been arrested after police allege a vile act was caught on video at a rural pig farm.
Campaign news

Farm worker allegedly caught having sex with a pig on hidden cameras set up by animal activists to...

Tue 12 March 2024, 12:31am
Tue 12 Mar '24
by Padraig Collins (Daily Mail)
Animal rights activists who broke into a piggery and installed hidden cameras to record alleged incidents of animal cruelty, found more than they bargained for...
General news

Video surveillance to be installed in some Australian abattoirs | SBS News

Mon 11 March 2024, 9:58pm
Mon 11 Mar '24
by Mahnaz Angury (SBS News)
Listen to Australian and world news, and follow trending topics with It's a long-delayed initiative - finally coming into fruition. After sustained lobbying by animal...
Campaign news

Allegations of animal cruelty and a bestiality charge at Victorian piggery | 7.30

Mon 11 March 2024, 9:00pm
Mon 11 Mar '24
by Rhiana Whitson (ABC 7.30)
New allegations of animal cruelty at a Victorian piggery have emerged on the eve of a state parliamentary inquiry into the welfare of farmed pigs....
Campaign news

Allegations of animal cruelty and a charge of bestiality at Victorian Piggery emerge on eve of state parliamentary inquiry

Mon 11 March 2024, 8:34pm
Mon 11 Mar '24
by Rhiana Whitson (ABC News)
Secret recordings show the legal but inhumane way piglets are killed in Victoria but also lead to a man being charged with bestiality.
Media release

Piggery worker caught performing sexual acts on caged pig in ‘sickening’ new footage

Mon 11 March 2024, 8:25pm
Mon 11 Mar '24
by Farm Transparency Project
Footage captured last month by Farm Transparency Project shows a worker at a Victorian piggery raping a female pig (sow) who is confined in a...
Editorial

Who We Fight For

Fri 8 March 2024, 4:06pm
Fri 8 Mar '24
by Farm Transparency Project
Being an investigator means seeing thousands of animals every year, most who are weeks, days or hours away from a violent death. While every animal...
Media release

Victorian slaughterhouse re-exposed by hidden cameras, 10 years after cruelty allegations

Tue 5 March 2024, 7:00am
Tue 5 Mar '24
by Farm Transparency Project
Farm Transparency Project has released new footage of the slaughter of cows at Gathercole’s slaughterhouse in Wangaratta. The footage shows cows seemingly still conscious...
General news

Victorian Abattoir Accepts Responsibility for Animal Welfare Breaches After Activist Footage

Mon 4 March 2024, 3:03pm
Mon 4 Mar '24
by Geeta Pillai (BNN)
Victorian abattoir Australian Food Group commits to diversion program following exposure of pig slaughter methods by activists.
General news

Australian Food Group admits responsibility for animal welfare breaches at pig abattoir

Mon 4 March 2024, 2:54pm
Mon 4 Mar '24
by Emma Field (ABC News)
The owner of a Victorian piggery has accepted responsibility for the breaches after an investigation was sparked by video of slaughter practices inside its facilities.
Investigator Diary

Maisie's Story

Mon 4 March 2024, 2:38pm
Mon 4 Mar '24
by Anonymous
We met Maisie in the holding pens at Benalla slaughterhouse. Out of the dozens of pigs and piglets crowded together in the mud and filth,...
General news

Victorian pig abattoir avoids criminal conviction

Fri 1 March 2024, 3:00pm
Fri 1 Mar '24
by Peter Hunt (The Weekly Times)
The court case against an abattoir in Melbourne’s southwest has concluded after animal activist footage led to charges arising from its handling of pigs.
Campaign news

Farm Transparency Project launch attack on dairying

Wed 28 February 2024, 2:56pm
Wed 28 Feb '24
by Peter Hunt (The Weekly Times)
Farm Transparency Project activists have launched an End Dairy Slaughter campaign, using distressing video footage.
Media release

New anti-dairy campaign takes aim at Dairy Australia’s flagship education program

Tue 27 February 2024, 7:00am
Tue 27 Feb '24
by Farm Transparency Project
Farm Transparency Project has released a new campaign calling for a ban of Dairy Australia’s Discover Dairy program, which provides lesson plans and activities...
Editorial

Did Farm Transparency Project Just Help Topple a Government?

Thu 15 February 2024, 3:29pm
Thu 15 Feb '24
by Kristy Alger
When activists with Farm Transparency Project first walked into the Tasmanian Quality Meats slaughterhouse in the dead of night, they had no idea that the...
Campaign news

Tasmania to mandate CCTV in abattoirs to stop animal cruelty

Wed 31 January 2024, 9:49am
Wed 31 Jan '24
by Isabel Bird (The Advocate)
Investigation into Tasmania's abattoirs exposed animal abuse allegations. Government creates livestock taskforce and considers new regulations to improve animal welfare.
Media release

Cruelty still rampant at infamous Tasmanian slaughterhouse, seven years on

Tue 30 January 2024, 7:00am
Tue 30 Jan '24
by Farm Transparency Project
New footage from Gretna Quality Meats has revealed that animal cruelty is still rife, seven years after the facility was originally exposed by Animal Liberation...
Investigator Diary

Bear's Story

Mon 29 January 2024, 2:35pm
Mon 29 Jan '24
by Harley
Sometimes out of the darkest of places come stories of hope. But our time at Snowtown had no happy endings. On our final night investigating...
General news

Animal abuse alleged at North-West abattoir - 7HOFM

Wed 24 January 2024, 10:17am
Wed 24 Jan '24
by Martin Agatyn (7HoFM)
More footage of animal mistreatment is claimed to have been filmed at a Tasmanian slaughterhouse, this time at an abattoir near Burnie.
Media release

More footage shows animal cruelty and dangerous conditions at Stowport slaughterhouse

Mon 22 January 2024, 7:00am
Mon 22 Jan '24
by Farm Transparency Project
New covert camera footage captured at Wal's Bulk Meats in Stowport, shows workers jumping on cows, sheep killed without stunning, cows shot multiple times with...
General news

Hundreds of live sheep export phase-out submissions kept secret amid fears of reprisal from animal activists | The West Australian

Sat 20 January 2024, 5:00am
Sat 20 Jan '24
by Kimberley Caines (The West Australian)
Hundreds of submissions on the phase-out of the live sheep export trade are being kept secret after farmers requested anonymity amid fears of reprisal from...
General news

Stephanie Tretheway, Australian of the Year nominee, condemns 'crazy vegans' as her farm is targeted by animal rights activists | Daily Mail Online

Fri 19 January 2024, 1:00pm
Fri 19 Jan '24
by David Southwell (Daily Mail Australia)
A nominee for Australian of the Year is engaged in a bitter feud with animal activists after film emerged of an abattoir she previously part-owned...
Campaign news

‘Not good enough’: Animal rights activists stage protest at Tasmanian Quality Meats

Wed 17 January 2024, 12:05am
Wed 17 Jan '24
by Pulse Hobart (Pulse Hobart)
Animal rights activists have converged on an abattoir in Northern Tasmania with the aim of 'disrupting operations' at the Cressy business. The "vigil" at Tasmanian...
Campaign news

Offending Tasmanian abattoirs must face consequences, bodies say

Tue 16 January 2024, 5:30pm
Tue 16 Jan '24
by Hamish Geale (The Examiner)
Activists staged a nine-hour vigil outside Cressy's Tasmanian Quality Meats on Tuesday. Meanwhile, TasFarmers says enough is enough.
Campaign news

Animal activists continue campaign demanding animal welfare reform

Tue 16 January 2024, 5:00am
Tue 16 Jan '24
by Joe Colbrook (The Examiner)
Animal activists plan to disrupt animal transport trucks at Tasmanian Quality Meats abattoir. Protest aims to shed light on animal cruelty issues in Tasmania.
Media release

Protesters plan disruption at Cressy slaughterhouse after release of “shocking” hidden camera footage

Mon 15 January 2024, 8:00am
Mon 15 Jan '24
by Farm Transparency Project
Campaigners from Animal Liberation Tasmania and Farm Transparency Project are planning on disrupting animal transport trucks at Tasmanian Quality Meats slaughterhouse, in a protest against “...
Investigator Diary

Felix's Story

Sun 14 January 2024, 7:36pm
Sun 14 Jan '24
by Meghan Quinlan
This is Felix. A beautiful baby boy I was privileged to meet and spend time with. Felix was healthy. Apart from being malnourished and weak...
Editorial

Scottsdale Pork - A pig slaughterhouse at the intersection of political corruption and bigotry

Sat 13 January 2024, 8:49pm
Sat 13 Jan '24
by Kristy Alger
In October 2007 two elders from a secretive religious sect, the Exclusive Brethren, were granted permanent access to the ministers and backbenchers of the Federal Liberal...
Campaign news

Calls for closure: Activists allege more animal cruelty at Scottsdale Pork meat facility

Thu 11 January 2024, 8:00pm
Thu 11 Jan '24
by Pulse Hobart (Pulse Hobart)
Additional footage showing what activists allege to be instances of animal cruelty at yet another Tasmanian abattoir has been released. The Farm Transparency Project (FTP)...
Campaign news

Footage of alleged animal cruelty at Scottsdale Pork-owned Ten Mile Enterprises Meat Facility released

Thu 11 January 2024, 6:00pm
Thu 11 Jan '24
by Simon McGuire (The Mercury)
‘Confronting to watch the systemic cruelty,’ Greens say. Footage from a Tasmanian abattoir emerges showing alleged animal cruelty including conscious pigs ‘lowered into a scalding...
Campaign news

Activist Group Exposes Animal Cruelty in Tasmanian Slaughterhouse

Thu 11 January 2024, 1:41pm
Thu 11 Jan '24
by Benjamin Seeder (The Advocate)
Secret footage reveals conscious pigs being mistreated and killed in Scottsdale Pork, demanding closure of the facility.
Media release

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

Thu 11 January 2024, 7:00am
Thu 11 Jan '24
by Farm Transparency Project
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,...
Media release

Animal advocates release groundbreaking virtual reality tour of major Victorian piggery, as parliamentary inquiry continues

Mon 8 January 2024, 7:00am
Mon 8 Jan '24
by Farm Transparency Project
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. ...
Media release

2024 Tasmanian of the Year, Stephenie Trethewey, desperately hides evidence of slaughterhouse ownership

Tue 2 January 2024, 1:29pm
Tue 2 Jan '24
by Farm Transparency Project
Meet Stephanie Tretheway, the 2024 Tasmanian of the Year. Last night we exposed The Local Meat Co, a Tasmanian slaughterhouse where cows and sheep are brutally...
Media release

Slaughterhouse owned by 2024 Tasmanian of the Year facing increasing pressure with the release of new hidden camera footage

Tue 2 January 2024, 7:00am
Tue 2 Jan '24
by Farm Transparency Project
Animal advocacy group Farm Transparency Project has released new footage from the Local Meat Co, showing cows and sheep being beaten and ineffectively stunned before...
Media release

Federal government fails to act on horrific animal cruelty at major Tasmanian slaughterhouse

Fri 22 December 2023, 12:00pm
Fri 22 Dec '23
by Farm Transparency Project
Tasmanian Quality Meats has been given the all-clear from the federal government to return to business as usual, despite evidence of systemic animal abuse exposed...
Media release

Statement in Response to Tasmanian Slaughterhouse Announcement

Thu 14 December 2023, 12:03pm
Thu 14 Dec '23
by Farm Transparency Project
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...
Campaign news

Tasmanian minister puts abattoir industry on notice after 'distressing' video released by activists

Sun 10 December 2023, 2:21pm
Sun 10 Dec '23
by Ashleigh Barraclough (ABC News)
Tasmania's primary industries minister says "nothing is off the table" as the government acts to ensure what she has called distressing images of animal cruelty...
Campaign news

Alleged animal cruelty could prompt abattoir suspension

Sat 9 December 2023, 1:42pm
Sat 9 Dec '23
by Ethan James (Augusta-Margaret River Mail)
A major Tasmanian abattoir could have its export licence suspended after being accused of animal cruelty and killing...
Campaign news

Tasmanian Quality Meats abattoir facing suspension after activists film slaughter practices

Sat 9 December 2023, 10:28am
Sat 9 Dec '23
by Eliza Kloser (ABC News)
The federal government issues a Tasmanian abattoir with a draft notice to suspend its export licence for a year after confronting footage obtained by animal...
Media release

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

Fri 8 December 2023, 12:08pm
Fri 8 Dec '23
by Farm Transparency Project
View photos and footage: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/14oe6RnPEip5M0CMPALvQECagjPiP1tzQ?usp=drive_link Animal advocacy group Farm Transparency Project has...
General news

Animal lawfare: Pig producers, abattoirs and PrimeSafe under attack

Tue 5 December 2023, 2:02pm
Tue 5 Dec '23
by Peter Hunt (The Weekly Times)
Animals Australia has launched legal action to stop pre-slaughter gassing of pigs, while politicians ram through a pig welfare inquiry.
General news

Fines for trespassing on farms would double to $115,000 under Victorian biosecurity bill | Victoria | The Guardian

Mon 13 November 2023, 1:00am
Mon 13 Nov '23
by Benita Kolovos (The Guardian)
New biosecurity laws being debated in Victorian parliament could see fines double for animal activists found trespassing on farms, in a move described as “ag-gag...
Media release

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

Fri 10 November 2023, 7:00am
Fri 10 Nov '23
by Farm Transparency Project
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...
Campaign news

Gas chamber video leads to charges against pig abattoir

Tue 31 October 2023, 6:00pm
Tue 31 Oct '23
by Peter Hunt (The Weekly Times)
PrimeSafe has charged the Australian Food Group over its handling of pigs, following a Farm Transparency Project investigation.
Campaign news

Animal activists publish footage filmed inside the Corowa piggery

Wed 25 October 2023, 2:00pm
Wed 25 Oct '23
by Blair Thomson (The Land)
Police are not investigating incident as no complaint made.
Campaign news

NSW push to amend surveillance act for exemptions amid ‘horrific’ pig gassing footage

Sun 8 October 2023, 5:00pm
Sun 8 Oct '23
by Alexi Demetriadi (The Australian)
A push to allow the publication of “horrific” footage of mistreatment of animals, including that of pigs being stun-gassed across slaughterhouses, is afoot in NSW.
Campaign news

Hidden cameras capture harrowing footage of alleged animal cruelty at Snowtown Abattoir

Fri 25 August 2023, 7:00pm
Fri 25 Aug '23
by Dasha Havrilenko (The Advertiser)
Hidden cameras have captured what an animal activist group claims to be the unethical slaughter of cows, goats and sheep at a regional SA slaughterhouse....
Investigator Diary

The Lives we Couldn't Save - Pedro, Barnsey and Owen

Tue 8 August 2023, 5:40pm
Tue 8 Aug '23
by Harley
We spent two weeks installing cameras and capturing footage at Menzel’s Meats in South Australia. Each night, we spent time with animals in the...
Editorial

Four gas chambers in six months - our campaign continues

Tue 18 July 2023, 8:07pm
Tue 18 Jul '23
by Farm Transparency Project
In June 2023 we investigated BMK Foods Slaughterhouse in Murray Bridge, South Australia, and captured footage inside their gas chamber. We met pigs hours before they...
Media release

Hidden cameras reveal pigs slowly suffocating for 20 minutes in “horrifically cruel” South Australian slaughterhouse

Wed 12 July 2023, 1:07pm
Wed 12 Jul '23
by Farm Transparency Project
Animal cruelty investigators have used hidden cameras to capture new footage inside a South Australian pig slaughterhouse’s gas chamber, which shows pigs screaming, thrashing...
Media release

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

Mon 10 July 2023, 2:30am
Mon 10 Jul '23
by Farm Transparency Project
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...
Media release

Animal rights campaigners hold candlelight vigil and memorial to remember pigs killed in gas chambers

Sat 17 June 2023, 2:20am
Sat 17 Jun '23
by Farm Transparency Project
Campaigners held an early-morning vigil outside Diamond Valley Pork while pigs were being killed in the gas chamber inside They followed this with an evening...
Media release

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

Thu 25 May 2023, 11:45am
Thu 25 May '23
by Farm Transparency Project
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...
Campaign news

Pig gassing: Diamond Valley Pork under investigation

Wed 3 May 2023, 9:00am
Wed 3 May '23
by Peter Hunt (Weekly Times)
Diamond Valley Pork, which processes 13,500 pigs a week, is under investigation by federal authorities over animal welfare claims.
Campaign news

Gas stunning of pigs induces panic: 22 seconds to collapse

Wed 3 May 2023, 5:00am
Wed 3 May '23
by Peter Hunt (Weekly Times)
Gas stunning of pigs causes panic and pain for an average 22 seconds, but alternatives such as electrocution and captive-bolts are just as problematic.
Media release

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

Wed 26 April 2023, 7:58pm
Wed 26 Apr '23
by Farm Transparency Project
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...
Campaign news

Pig abattoir ceases operations amid investigation into 'serious and disturbing' allegations

Wed 26 April 2023, 4:56pm
Wed 26 Apr '23
by Lauren Day (ABC News)
Warning: This story contains content that may distress some readers. A pig abattoir has ceased operations amid a formal investigation into "serious and disturbing allegations"...
Editorial

2023 Dominion Animal Rights March

Tue 25 April 2023, 1:07pm
Tue 25 Apr '23
by Harley McDonald-Eckersall
On April 8th 2023, hundreds of animal rights activists took to the streets of Melbourne to mark the five year anniversary of Dominion.
Editorial

Week of Action - April 2023

Wed 19 April 2023, 6:19pm
Wed 19 Apr '23
by Farm Transparency Project
From the 2nd - 7th April, 2023 Farm Transparency Project organised a week of actions to build momentum around our campaign to ban gas chambers, which...
Campaign news

Protesters arrested, charged following abattoir trespass

Mon 17 April 2023, 10:00am
Mon 17 Apr '23
by Ryan Malcolm (Wangaratta Chronicle)
Seven protesters who chained themselves to equipment at the Benalla abattoirs on Thursday morning will face court at a later date, after they were arrested...
Editorial

Activists shut down Benalla Slaughterhouse and chain themselves to the gas chamber

Sat 15 April 2023, 12:09pm
Sat 15 Apr '23
by Farm Transparency Project
On April 13th 2023 25 activists from Farm Transparency Project shutdown Benalla slaughterhouse for over 7 hours. We chained ourselves inside the gas chamber and race, preventing any...
Campaign news

Activists Occupy Pig Gassing Machines At Australian Slaughterhouse

Sat 15 April 2023, 5:55am
Sat 15 Apr '23
by Polly Foreman (Plant Based News)
Animal activists from Farm Transparency Project (FTP) have occupied machines used to gas pigs at a slaughterhouse in Northern Victoria, Australia. 
Campaign news

Arrests after animal activist group moves on Benalla abattoir

Fri 14 April 2023, 12:00pm
Fri 14 Apr '23
by (Sheep Central)
SEVEN people have been arrested and charged following a break-in to protest gas stunning of pigs at a Benalla abattoir yesterday.
Campaign news

Industry slams activist slaughterhouse trespass

Fri 14 April 2023, 9:00am
Fri 14 Apr '23
by Jason Gregory (The Weekly Times)
Protesters have been charged after allegedly chaining themselves to machinery and hiding in a “gas chamber”, as industry calls for the full force of law...
Campaign news

ABC News Victoria TV coverage

Thu 13 April 2023, 7:00pm
Thu 13 Apr '23
by (ABC TV News)
Prime-time TV news coverage of Farm Transparency Project's shut-down and protest at the Benalla slaughterhouse in northern Victoria, on 13 April 2023.
Campaign news

9 News Victoria TV coverage

Thu 13 April 2023, 6:00pm
Thu 13 Apr '23
by (9 TV News)
Prime-time TV news coverage of Farm Transparency Project's shut-down and protest at the Benalla slaughterhouse in northern Victoria, on 13 April 2023.
Campaign news

7 News Border TV coverage

Thu 13 April 2023, 6:00pm
Thu 13 Apr '23
by (7 TV News)
Prime-time TV news coverage of Farm Transparency Project's shut-down and protest at the Benalla slaughterhouse in northern Victoria, on 13 April 2023.
Campaign news

7 News Victoria TV coverage

Thu 13 April 2023, 6:00pm
Thu 13 Apr '23
by (7 TV News)
Prime-time TV news coverage of Farm Transparency Project's shut-down and protest at the Benalla slaughterhouse in northern Victoria, on 13 April 2023.
Campaign news

Seven charged over activist blockade at abattoir

Thu 13 April 2023, 4:23pm
Thu 13 Apr '23
by Adrian Black (Bendigo Advertiser)
Seven people have been arrested after animal rights activists blockaded a Victorian abattoir to protest the use of carbon dioxide to stun pigs before slaughter.
Campaign news

Seven charged over activist blockade at abattoir

Thu 13 April 2023, 4:18pm
Thu 13 Apr '23
by Adrian Black (Goulburn Post)
Seven people have been arrested after animal rights activists blockaded a Victorian abattoir to protest the use of...
Campaign news

Activists chain themselves to Victorian abattoir

Thu 13 April 2023, 4:00pm
Thu 13 Apr '23
by Hugo Timms (Herald Sun)
Dozens of vegan activists have chained themselves to an abattoir while describing the facility as a “gas chamber”.
Campaign news

Activists chain themselves to Victorian abattoir

Thu 13 April 2023, 4:00pm
Thu 13 Apr '23
by Hugo Timms (News.com.au)
Dozens of vegan activists have chained themselves to an abattoir while describing the facility as a “gas chamber”.
Campaign news

Protesters blockade abattoir in Benalla | Riverine Herald

Thu 13 April 2023, 1:30pm
Thu 13 Apr '23
by Monique Preston and Simon Ruppert (Riverine Herald)
Seven people have been charged after about 30 protesters chained themselves to equipment inside Benalla Abattoirs in the early hours of Thursday morning.
Campaign news

Protestors stop work at the Benalla abattoir | Shepparton News

Thu 13 April 2023, 1:00pm
Thu 13 Apr '23
by Simon Ruppert (Shepparton News)
Up to 30 members of protest group Farm Transparency Project halted work at the Benalla abattoir after infiltrating the facility early on Thursday, April 13.
Campaign news

Seven Benalla abattoir protesters arrested, charged with trespass

Thu 13 April 2023, 12:48pm
Thu 13 Apr '23
by Rachel Simmonds (Farm Online)
Victoria Police have allegedly responded to an animal rights protest at a Benalla abattoir.
Campaign news

Protestors stop work at the Benalla abattoir | Benalla Ensign

Thu 13 April 2023, 12:00pm
Thu 13 Apr '23
by Simon Ruppert (Benalla Ensign)
Up to 30 members of protest group Farm Transparency Project halted work at the Benalla abattoir after infiltrating the facility early on Thursday, April 13.
Campaign news

'For once I agree': Farmers side with animal rights protesters 

Thu 13 April 2023, 12:00pm
Thu 13 Apr '23
by (3AW Mornings)
Farmers have backed a move by protesters to stop stunning pigs in gas chambers prior to slaughter. About 30 animal activists broke into Benalla Abbatoir and...
Campaign news

Activists chain themselves to Victorian abattoir

Thu 13 April 2023, 12:00pm
Thu 13 Apr '23
by Hugo Timms (The West Australian / NCA NewsWire)
Seven vegan activists have been arrested following a graphic stunt at a Victorian abattoir, where they chained themselves to metal railings.
Campaign news

Activists chain themselves to gas chamber at abattoir in Victoria's north

Thu 13 April 2023, 11:00am
Thu 13 Apr '23
by (3AW Mornings)
A protest that’s halted operations at an abattoir in Victoria’s north has stretched into its 10th hour. About 30 animal activists broke in to...
Campaign news

Seven protesters charged with trespass following alleged break-in at Benalla abattoir

Thu 13 April 2023, 10:56am
Thu 13 Apr '23
by Jane McNaughton (ABC News)
Seven animal activists have been charged with trespassing after they allegedly broke into an abattoir in Benalla and chained themselves to machinery.
Campaign news

Police at abattoir as 30 protesters chain themselves inside

Thu 13 April 2023, 10:41am
Thu 13 Apr '23
by Blair Thomson (Central Western Daily)
Police officers and other emergency service workers are at an abattoir after activists locked themselves inside.
Campaign news

Police at abattoir as 30 protesters chain themselves inside

Thu 13 April 2023, 10:41am
Thu 13 Apr '23
by Blair Thomson (Lismore City News)
Police officers and other emergency service workers are at an abattoir after activists locked themselves inside. Photographs released by the protest group on Thursday morning...
Campaign news

Police at Benalla abattoir as 30 protesters chain themselves inside

Thu 13 April 2023, 9:04am
Thu 13 Apr '23
by Blair Thomson (The Border Mail)
UPDATE: A protest at the Benalla abattoir has concluded with multiple people charged with trespassing and other offences.
Campaign news

Seven charged after alleged protest at Victorian slaughterhouse as Dan defends facility

Thu 13 April 2023, 9:00am
Thu 13 Apr '23
by Mitch Clarke (Herald Sun)
Seven protesters have been charged after allegedly chaining themselves to machinery as part of an animal rights protest in the state’s northeast, while the...
Media release

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

Thu 13 April 2023, 5:00am
Thu 13 Apr '23
by Farm Transparency Project
30 protestors have stopped operations at Benalla slaughterhouse in Northern Victoria, chaining themselves onto the gas chamber used to paralyse pigs for slaughter.
Media release

LIVE: Dominion Week of Action

Tue 4 April 2023, 6:10pm
Tue 4 Apr '23
by Farm Transparency Project
Investigators behind “horrific” footage of pigs being gassed to death stage peaceful sit-in at Australian Pork Limited, seeking meeting with CEOMonday 3 April Animal cruelty investigators...
Campaign news

Woolworths and Coles source pork from abattoirs featured in 'horrific' pig slaughter video

Thu 30 March 2023, 2:55am
Thu 30 Mar '23
by Christopher Knaus (The Guardian Australia)
Australia’s two supermarket giants source pork from Victorian abattoirs depicted in “horrific” footage recording the effects of carbon dioxide gassing on pigs prior to...
Campaign news

Calls for investigation after 'hard to watch' footage of pigs being stunned by gas

Tue 28 March 2023, 6:30pm
Tue 28 Mar '23
by Lauren Day (ABC News)
There are calls for greater scrutiny of the pork industry after the ABC's 7.30 program airs video of pigs being stunned by carbon dioxide before slaughter.
General news

Shocking claims about Australian pork industry exposed by hidden cameras

Tue 28 March 2023, 3:50pm
Tue 28 Mar '23
by Eli Green (Daily Telegraph)
New hidden camera footage has revealed the way pigs are killed for their meat in Australia may be much less humane than previously thought.
Campaign news

Pig welfare in the spotlight over activist footage

Tue 28 March 2023, 3:35pm
Tue 28 Mar '23
by Rachael Ward (AAP)
The peak body for Australian pork farmers will review confronting footage which appears to show pigs squealing inside abattoirs before being killed.
Campaign news

Vegan activist's nine-hour ordeal hidden inside pig slaughterhouse: 'Awful'

Tue 28 March 2023, 2:51pm
Tue 28 Mar '23
by Michael Dahlstrom (Yahoo News)
Warning - confronting video. Activist Chris Delforce filmed pigs being gassed before slaughter inside an Australian abattoir. Source: Farm Transparency Project
Campaign news

A Good Death: the inclusion and exclusion of other animals.

Tue 28 March 2023, 1:57pm
Tue 28 Mar '23
by Writing Liberation (Medium)
On March 27th footage was aired on ABC’s 7:30, which showed in graphic detail the process of stunning inflicted on pigs farmed for their flesh....
Campaign news

Animal welfare organisation says Australian standards “falling behind rest of world”

Tue 28 March 2023, 1:00pm
Tue 28 Mar '23
by Alexandra Laskie (Weekly Times)
The Australian pig industry has defended its use of carbon dioxide gas to stun pre-slaughter after damning footage aired on television.
Campaign news

Shocking claims about Australian pork industry exposed by hidden cameras

Mon 27 March 2023, 9:00pm
Mon 27 Mar '23
by Eli Green (News.com.au)
New hidden camera footage has revealed the way pigs are killed for their meat in Australia may be much less humane than previously thought.
Media release

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

Mon 27 March 2023, 8:00pm
Mon 27 Mar '23
by Farm Transparency Project
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...
Editorial

Exposing the pork industry's biggest secret

Mon 27 March 2023, 7:48pm
Mon 27 Mar '23
by Farm Transparency Project
In early 2023, our investigators captured footage from inside Victoria's three largest pig slaughterhouses, revealing the terrifying final moments of pigs subjected to deadly gas chambers....
Campaign news

Hidden cameras capture gas stunning in Australia's pork industry

Mon 27 March 2023, 7:00pm
Mon 27 Mar '23
by Lauren Day (ABC News)
The use of carbon dioxide to stun pigs before slaughter is legal and widespread – but activists believe the industry doesn't want you to know what...
General news

Seven charged over activist blockade at abattoir

Wed 1 March 2023, 10:00am
Wed 1 Mar '23
by Adrian Black (AAP)
Seven people have been arrested after animal rights activists blockaded a Victorian abattoir to protest the use of carbon dioxide to stun pigs before slaughter.
Editorial

Behind Closed Doors photography competition

Tue 21 February 2023, 5:42pm
Tue 21 Feb '23
by Farm Transparency Project
The inaugural Behind Closed Doors photography competition and fundraiser was organised by Farm Transparency Project in early 2023 with the aim of raising money for their...
Media release

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

Wed 11 January 2023, 12:48am
Wed 11 Jan '23
by Farm Transparency Project
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...
Campaign news

Vegan protesters spark debate over 'disturbing' act at Coles: 'Leave kids out of it'

Tue 8 November 2022, 3:00pm
Tue 8 Nov '22
by Wendy Crouch (Yahoo News)
A group of animal activists who stormed a Coles supermarket in Melbourne on Sunday afternoon to protest the manner pigs are farmed in the country...
Campaign news

Animal Justice Party candidate defends Coles protest in heated debate

Mon 7 November 2022, 6:00pm
Mon 7 Nov '22
by (3AW)
Animal Justice Party candidate Chris Delforce joined vegan activists protesting the sale of pig products at the Coles supermarket on Spencer street on Saturday. The...
Campaign news

Vegan protesters storm Coles meat aisle blocking off customers from buying pork: Sow stalls

Sun 6 November 2022, 9:21pm
Sun 6 Nov '22
by By Levi Parsons For Daily Mail Australia (Daily Mail)
Angry vegans storm the meat aisle of Coles blocking off customers from buying pork and declaring that all animal product should be ILLEGAL.
Campaign news

Angry vegans storm supermarket to STOP customers from buying any pork products

Sun 6 November 2022, 6:00pm
Sun 6 Nov '22
by Milica Cosic (Mirror)
The Farm Transparency Project leader has called for a complete ban on the sow stalls, saying the "suffering and violence" is "inherent to modern animal...
Campaign news

Vegan activists plot secret Melbourne protest to highlight plight of caged pigs

Sun 6 November 2022, 5:00pm
Sun 6 Nov '22
by Mitch Clarke (Herald Sun)
Animal activists have stormed a Coles in Melbourne’s CBD to protest in the meat aisle over the plight of caged pigs.
Media release

Political candidate launches anti-dairy billboards around Melbourne

Tue 4 October 2022, 2:31pm
Tue 4 Oct '22
by Farm Transparency Project
Animal protection organisation Farm Transparency Project is responsible for two anti-dairy billboards which have appeared this week in Brunswick and Albion The billboards link to...
Campaign news

Illegal investigation by animal rights activists uncovers pigs in sow stalls across Victoria

Wed 21 September 2022, 4:38pm
Wed 21 Sep '22
by Jane McNaughton (ABC News)
Animal activists have accused several Victorian piggeries of using sow stalls for extended periods, despite the pork industry pledging to voluntarily phase out the practice...
Media release

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

Wed 21 September 2022, 7:27am
Wed 21 Sep '22
by Farm Transparency Project
Media release by Andy Meddick MP (Animal Justice Party Victoria) - An undercover investigation by Farm Transparency Project has revealed at least six Victorian piggeries...
Campaign news

Pigs still held in narrow pens industry promised to ban, Victorian Animal Justice party claims | Animal welfare | The Guardian

Wed 21 September 2022, 6:15am
Wed 21 Sep '22
by Calla Wahlquist (The Guardian)
Pigs in Victoria are still being held in narrow pens that are not wide enough for the animals to turn around, despite an industry promise...
Campaign news

What the High Court decision on filming animals in farms and abattoirs really means

Thu 25 August 2022, 2:00pm
Thu 25 Aug '22
by Danielle Ireland-Piper (The Conversation)
What do farm animals have to do with the Australian Constitution? Should the public know what happens in abattoirs and farms? Do we have the...
Campaign news

Hidden camera expose law upheld

Wed 10 August 2022, 8:00pm
Wed 10 Aug '22
by Stephen Rice (The Australian)
The High Court has upheld a law banning animal rights activists using hidden cameras to expose cruelty in farms and slaughterhouses, but left open the...
Campaign news

Animal welfare activists lose High Court challenge over ‘hidden camera’ laws

Wed 10 August 2022, 2:57pm
Wed 10 Aug '22
by Michaela Whitbourn (The Sydney Morning Herald)
The court left questions unanswered in upholding the validity of NSW laws prohibiting trespassers from publishing footage of lawful activities on private properties.
Campaign news

High Court rejects NSW animal welfare case

Wed 10 August 2022, 11:00am
Wed 10 Aug '22
by Greta Stonehouse (AAP)
Animal rights activists say a High Court rejection of their challenge against surveillance laws in NSW prevents necessary exposure of the industry's animal cruelty.
Campaign news

Activists lose challenge to NSW laws banning secret filming of animal cruelty | Australia news | The Guardian

Wed 10 August 2022, 10:30am
Wed 10 Aug '22
by Christopher Knaus (The Guardian)
Animal rights activists have lost a landmark high court case against New South Wales laws criminalising the use of secretly recorded vision from farms and...
Investigator Diary

The reality for Canadian pigs

Mon 16 May 2022, 3:50pm
Mon 16 May '22
by Jenny McQueen
What stays with me? The sad eyes of the breeding female pigs as they look up at yet another human; who won’t free them...
Investigator Diary

Every day, every hour, every minute, every second.

Fri 29 April 2022, 5:48pm
Fri 29 Apr '22
by Anonymous
You have arrived into this world; and I am witnessing the only experiences you will have. I am here to capture this moment, this is...
Investigator Diary

I care, and I saw you, sweet Mumma.

Fri 29 April 2022, 5:47pm
Fri 29 Apr '22
by Anonymous
I couldn’t tell you the last time I have been profoundly impacted, by watching footage of animals being killed. I have watched hours of...
Investigator Diary

A bobby and his friend named Boe.

Fri 29 April 2022, 5:47pm
Fri 29 Apr '22
by Anonymous
Inside a slaughterhouse, in the waiting pens. It was the first-time on a night out investigating that I have ever cried on. I walked around...
Media release

Challenge to media-gagging law to be heard by High Court tomorrow

Fri 18 March 2022, 4:43pm
Fri 18 Mar '22
by Farm Transparency Project
Over February 10 and 11, the High Court will hear a constitutional challenge to a controversial NSW law that prohibits reporting on public interest matters, where the...
General news

Piggery to expand in Fraser Coast, despite public opposition

Thu 20 January 2022, 4:00pm
Thu 20 Jan '22
by Frances Klein (The Courier Mail)
A long-standing piggery in the region’s south has been given the green light to expand despite public opposition and some councillors deeming the industry’...
Media release

Statement in Response to New Victorian Laws Targeting Animal Activists

Wed 1 December 2021, 7:38pm
Wed 1 Dec '21
by Farm Transparency Project
The Victorian Government has today announced the introduction of new legislation, the Livestock Management Amendment (Animal Activism) Bill 2021, to address what it calls "the serious...
Campaign news

NSW laws criminalising secret recordings of animal cruelty 'too great a burden on speech', high court hears

Fri 26 November 2021, 12:09pm
Fri 26 Nov '21
by Christopher Knaus (The Guardian)
Laws criminalising the use of secretly recorded vision of animal cruelty and abuse are posing “too great a burden on speech”, animal rights activists have...
Campaign news

Thousands of chickens die in farm fire in Australia

Tue 16 November 2021, 1:37pm
Tue 16 Nov '21
by (The Animal Reader)
Thousands of chickens were burned alive after a huge fire broke out on Tuesday at an intensive egg farm in Victoria in Australia. Up to 45,000...
Campaign news

Questions remain over Carisbrook chicken farm fire | The Courier | Ballarat, VIC

Fri 12 November 2021, 1:38pm
Fri 12 Nov '21
by (The Courier)
The cause of fire which killed between 20,000 and 45,000 chickens at a poultry farm has been blamed by the owners on an electrical fault.
General news

Victorian rabbit farm under investigation following animal cruelty accusations

Fri 10 September 2021, 4:49pm
Fri 10 Sep '21
by Erin Pearson (The Age)
The footage allegedly shows a live rabbit being thrown into a bin of carcasses as another lies dead on the ground. Others appear to be...
Editorial

The mass slaughter of protected native Australian crocodiles

Mon 30 August 2021, 10:48pm
Mon 30 Aug '21
by Emma Håkansson
How an industry has exploited false claims of species conservation for the sake of commerce.
Campaign news

Farm Transparency Project raise $175k for High Court case

Mon 26 July 2021, 2:42pm
Mon 26 Jul '21
by Chantelle Francis (The Weekly Times)
The money raised in just 23 days for a bid to change hidden camera laws includes a donation from a prominent Aussie philanthropist.
Campaign news

High Court Challenge to NSW Ag-Gag Laws: An Interview With Farm Transparency Project’s Chris Delforce

Fri 16 July 2021, 2:44pm
Fri 16 Jul '21
by Paul Gregoire (Sydney Criminal Lawyers)
Animal cruelty is something the majority of the population are aghast by. And it’s for this very reason that the authorities take draconian measures...
Campaign news

Should slaughterhouses have glass walls? The campaign for greater farm transparency goes to the High Court

Thu 8 July 2021, 2:43pm
Thu 8 Jul '21
by Serrin Rutledge-Prior and Tara Ward (The Conversation)
An Australian animal advocacy group is taking its campaign for greater transparency in animal-use industries from the streets to the High Court.
Campaign news

Animal cruelty focus of NSW High Court bid

Tue 29 June 2021, 9:54pm
Tue 29 Jun '21
by Greta Stonehouse (The Canberra Times)
Surveillance laws in NSW have been used to "hinder the exposure of systemic, commercialised animal cruelty," animal rights activists have said as they launch a...
Media release

Animal advocates mount landmark High Court challenge to Australia’s ag-gag laws

Tue 29 June 2021, 6:11am
Tue 29 Jun '21
by Farm Transparency Project
Animal protection organisation Farm Transparency Project has served the Attorney-General of New South Wales with documents filed in the High Court of Australia, challenging the...
Campaign news

High court to hear bid to overturn New South Wales ‘ag-gag’ laws

Tue 29 June 2021, 5:20am
Tue 29 Jun '21
by Christopher Knaus (The Guardian)
Exclusive: Animal rights activists say laws stopping them filming in slaughterhouses breach their right to freedom of political communication
Editorial

Dominion Anniversary Event Resources

Wed 7 April 2021, 4:07pm
Wed 7 Apr '21
by Farm Transparency Project
On April 1st 2021 we hosted an online event with 4 guest speakers who discussed issues surrounding animal rights and social justice. Here is a list of...
Editorial

Vegan Chocolate Brands For Easter

Mon 29 March 2021, 10:10am
Mon 29 Mar '21
by Jess Mateljan
Check out these wonderful vegan, fairtrade and ethical chocolate brands.
Editorial

Lions and Monkeys Retired From Circus Performances

Fri 26 March 2021, 2:33pm
Fri 26 Mar '21
by Farm Transparency Project
Stardust Circus have finally made the decision to quietly retire their captive lions and monkeys from performing.
Editorial

5 Myths About Animal Use in Fashion

Fri 19 March 2021, 5:34pm
Fri 19 Mar '21
by Emma Håkansson
The exploitation and slaughter of animals in the fashion industry is often over-looked. Let's bust some myths about the fashion industry and what it does...
Editorial

A Life Sentence - Marine Animals in Captivity

Wed 10 March 2021, 1:51pm
Wed 10 Mar '21
by Alix Livingstone
Marine animals in captivity lead lives of deprivation for years on end. It doesn't have to be this way - we have the power to...
Editorial

Plant Based Burger Company Gets Funding From Shark Tank's Mark Cuban

Wed 10 March 2021, 1:51pm
Wed 10 Mar '21
by Jess Mateljan
On February 26th 2021, vegan burger company Everything Legendary managed to secure a massive $300,000 investment from Shark Tank's Mark Cubin, in return for 22% of their business.
Editorial

6 Influential Black Vegans

Sat 27 February 2021, 2:10pm
Sat 27 Feb '21
by Jess Mateljan
Here are 6 incredibly inspiring Black vegans changing the lives of animals that you just have to follow!
Media release

Activists issue challenge as Racing NSW backpedals on anti-slaughter rules

Tue 23 February 2021, 12:47pm
Tue 23 Feb '21
by Farm Transparency Project
Animal protection group Farm Transparency Project has hit back at claims made today by Racing NSW in response to new evidence of the ongoing slaughter...
Media release

Cruelty complaint lodged against Victorian turkey slaughterhouse

Tue 23 February 2021, 12:46pm
Tue 23 Feb '21
by Farm Transparency Project
Confronting hidden camera footage has revealed systemic improper stunning of turkeys before they are brutally decapitated in an abattoir in Numurkah, Victoria.
Editorial

10 Ways You Can Help Animals This New Year

Sat 30 January 2021, 1:23pm
Sat 30 Jan '21
by Emma Håkansson
It's a new year, and there are plenty of ways you can make it one that is kinder to animals.
Editorial

7 Reasons to Keep Turkeys Off Your Plate This Christmas

Mon 14 December 2020, 1:00pm
Mon 14 Dec '20
by Farm Transparency Project
Turkeys are affectionate, playful and intelligent creatures, here are just some of the many reasons they deserve your consideration this Christmas.
Editorial

6 Mouthwatering Alternatives to Christmas Turkeys

Mon 14 December 2020, 1:00pm
Mon 14 Dec '20
by Farm Transparency Project
Turkeys value their lives just like humans and the companion animals we share our homes and lives with. There is an abundance of delicious plant-based...
Editorial

The Life of a Christmas Turkey

Mon 14 December 2020, 12:59pm
Mon 14 Dec '20
by Farm Transparency Project
The life of a turkey destine for slaughter is a grim Christmas story indeed. From breeding, to hatching, growing and slaughter, turkeys bred for their...
Editorial

The Resistance of Animals

Thu 19 November 2020, 2:34pm
Thu 19 Nov '20
by Kristy Alger
Animals are capable of being the agents of their own resistance against human exploitation; but what happens after is up to us.
Media release

“I bribed them all” – Hidden cameras capture damning confession, ongoing cruelty in Wally’s Piggery case

Mon 16 November 2020, 7:00am
Mon 16 Nov '20
by Farm Transparency Project
Hidden cameras installed at the cattle feedlot operated by former pig farmer Wally Perenc, near Yass NSW, have shone new light on the animal cruelty...
Campaign news

Political stink over 'suffering' cattle at NSW farm

Sun 15 November 2020, 6:00am
Sun 15 Nov '20
by Caitlin Fitzsimmons (The Sydney Morning Herald)
A NSW farmer who was the subject of an aborted RSPCA prosecution for animal cruelty at his former piggery is now running a cattle farm...
Editorial

The five freedoms and the moral bankruptcy of the RSPCA

Sun 15 November 2020, 5:43am
Sun 15 Nov '20
by Farm Transparency Project
How does the RSPCA's approved farming scheme stack up against the five freedoms, a framework even the RSPCA believes to be redundant in meeting the...
Editorial

What is RSPCA 'Humane Slaughter'?

Sun 15 November 2020, 5:43am
Sun 15 Nov '20
by Farm Transparency Project
Regardless of stunning and slaughter methods, are you comfortable with your food and clothing being made from them? Animals are sentient beings who can suffer...
Editorial

What does RSPCA Approved Farming look like?

Sun 15 November 2020, 5:43am
Sun 15 Nov '20
by Farm Transparency Project
When looking at the RSPCA approved farming standards, we can gain some insight into what these standards really mean for animals in RSPCA accredited farms....
Editorial

Why Animals Need an Independent Office of Animal Protection

Sun 15 November 2020, 5:43am
Sun 15 Nov '20
by Farm Transparency Project
Animals are being let down by the current institutions that are supposed to be in place to protect them. In order to begin moving towards...
Editorial

Is Veganism Only About Animals?

Thu 12 November 2020, 2:57pm
Thu 12 Nov '20
by Emma Håkansson
By definition, veganism can and should benefit animals, but also humans and the planet. What does this mean for our activism? What does this mean...
General news

Footage of NSW racehorse slaughter leaked

Fri 30 October 2020, 10:46am
Fri 30 Oct '20
by Angelo Risso (AAP) (Canberra Times)
Ex-racehorses in NSW have been sent to knackeries for slaughter in potential contravention of the state's racing rules, footage released by an animal protection group...
Media release

Billionaire Gerry Harvey and two additional NSW knackeries implicated in ex-racehorse slaughter scandal

Thu 29 October 2020, 10:17pm
Thu 29 Oct '20
by Farm Transparency Project
New evidence reveals the ongoing slaughter of ex-racehorses in NSW in breach of the state’s racing rules, with many sent directly from industry breeders...
Campaign news

NSW stud owned by Gerry Harvey among those accused in parliament of sending racehorses to slaughter

Thu 29 October 2020, 8:57pm
Thu 29 Oct '20
by Christopher Knaus and Calla Wahlquist (The Guardian)
Billionaire Gerry Harvey has apologised after one of his studs sent ex-racehorses to pet food factories for slaughter, a practise banned in New South Wales,...
Editorial

Racing NSW, Gerry Harvey and thoroughbred slaughter

Thu 29 October 2020, 8:13pm
Thu 29 Oct '20
by Farm Transparency Project
An investigation into two additional NSW knackeries revealed the ongoing slaughter of ex-racehorses despite the industry's assurances, with numerous breeders including billionaire Gerry Harvey implicated.
Campaign news

Racing NSW launches investigation after race horses continue to be slaughtered

Thu 29 October 2020, 8:09pm
Thu 29 Oct '20
by Rob Harris, Latika Bourke (The Sydney Morning Herald)
Hours of footage obtained by animal activists revealed up to a dozen identified former racehorses or recently retired breeding mares were killed at one knackery...
Editorial

Facts Based Advocacy: we need to get it right

Tue 13 October 2020, 9:41pm
Tue 13 Oct '20
by Kristy Alger
Social media has created an environment supportive of the sharing of disinformation. For the sake of other animals it is imperative that we get it...
Campaign news

No charges over backyard slaughterhouse in Koo Wee Rup

Sun 27 September 2020, 1:41pm
Sun 27 Sep '20
by Erin Pearson (The Sydney Morning Herald)
No charges will be laid against the operators of a backyard slaughterhouse at Koo Wee Rup after the Agriculture Department closed its investigation into reports...
Editorial

Recognising the Animal Industrial Complex

Wed 23 September 2020, 9:15pm
Wed 23 Sep '20
by Kristy Alger
The animal industrial complex exerts significant influence over all of our lives. We need to understand how it operates, and search out ways to dismantle...
Campaign news

Cruelty, biohazard concerns raised over backyard slaughterhouse

Sun 9 August 2020, 11:45pm
Sun 9 Aug '20
by Erin Pearson (The Age)
A backyard slaughterhouse operating on the outskirts of Melbourne has sparked fears of cruel practices and potential COVID-19 outbreak after undercover footage surfaced of sheep...
Media release

Name change: Aussie Farms becomes Farm Transparency Project

Sat 25 July 2020, 3:14pm
Sat 25 Jul '20
by Farm Transparency Project
We're changing our name! Since our inception in 2014, we've used the name Aussie Farms to challenge perceptions of what it means to farm animals for...
Editorial

Where Is Yandina?

Mon 13 July 2020, 5:00pm
Mon 13 Jul '20
by Kristy Alger
An industry funded by public monies is obligated to guarantee the lives of horses leaving the industry.
Campaign news

Animal rights group prepared to risk jail over secret camera footage

Wed 1 July 2020, 11:45am
Wed 1 Jul '20
by Matt Bungard (The Sydney Morning Herald)
Aussie Farms released secret camera footage from Burns Pet Food and Luddenham Pet Meats, despite that action being prohibited by NSW legislation.
Media release

Activists defy ‘ag-gag’ laws to release footage of ex-racehorses killed at Sydney knackeries

Mon 29 June 2020, 11:41pm
Mon 29 Jun '20
by Farm Transparency Project
Animal protection organisation Aussie Farms has released ‘devastating’ hidden camera footage of horses, including ex-racing thoroughbreds and standardbreds, being shot at two Sydney knackeries.
Editorial

8 Reasons to Boycott the Races

Mon 29 June 2020, 3:58pm
Mon 29 Jun '20
by Alix Livingstone
Beneath the glamour and gambling of the horse racing industry exists a dark underbelly of pain and suffering for the very creatures most patrons believe...
Editorial

The Environmental Crimes of One of Australia's Wealthiest Pastoralists

Thu 11 June 2020, 3:03pm
Thu 11 Jun '20
by Alix Livingstone
One of Australia's richest pastoralists has been charged seven times for clearing protected South Australian vegetation.
Editorial

Thomas Brinkworth and the RSPCA

Thu 11 June 2020, 3:03pm
Thu 11 Jun '20
by Alix Livingstone
It is believed to be one of the worst cases of animal neglect in Australia’s history, with a spokesperson stating, “for some of the...
Editorial

About Wool and the Alternatives

Thu 11 June 2020, 3:03pm
Thu 11 Jun '20
by Emma Håkansson
A common misconception sees many of us believe that the wool industry is one that is harmless to sheep, completely different to the fur and...
Editorial

Focus vs. Scope: deconstructing “animals only” ideology within the animal rights movement

Sun 7 June 2020, 10:27pm
Sun 7 Jun '20
by Kristy Alger
The global Black Lives Matter uprisings have thrown ideological divisions within the animal rights movement into stark relief.
Media release

Statement on Vic Government Response to Animal Activism Inquiry

Fri 5 June 2020, 11:04am
Fri 5 Jun '20
by Farm Transparency Project
A recurring revelation throughout this inquiry was the total lack of transparency and legal restrictions that the industry operates under, with even the poster boy...
Editorial

Slaughterhouses aren't safe, for anyone.

Tue 19 May 2020, 5:50pm
Tue 19 May '20
by Kristy Alger
Whilst non-human animals should remain at the forefront of the conversation, the ongoing Cedar Meats case highlights the inherently unsafe nature of slaughterhouses as workplaces.
Editorial

Mother's Day: celebration or exploitation?

Thu 7 May 2020, 9:42pm
Thu 7 May '20
by Kristy Alger & Emma Håkansson
The way we celebrate motherhood is causing harm to humans, non-human animals and the environment.
Editorial

RSPCA Tasmania, Jan Davis, and the direction of the society

Fri 1 May 2020, 8:59pm
Fri 1 May '20
by Kristy Alger
With a new CEO who views non-human animals as commodities, it has become apparent that RSPCA Tasmania has strayed far from its roots even as...
Editorial

What Is Intersectional Activism and Why Does it Matter?

Fri 1 May 2020, 8:32pm
Fri 1 May '20
by Emma Håkansson
If all oppression is linked, it means that the fight for animal liberation is utterly intertwined with the dismantling of oppressive constructs and ideology as...
Editorial

COVID-19: what it is, what it was, and what it could be

Wed 15 April 2020, 6:28pm
Wed 15 Apr '20
by Mehr Gupta
“Be sensible. Be calm. Be kind. Be safe.” Amidst the tide of policy and workplace changes I am currently experiencing, this is the message currently...
Editorial

Dominion Anniversary Action Hobart 2019: a reflection

Wed 8 April 2020, 8:30pm
Wed 8 Apr '20
by Kristy Alger
Why were we there? And what has happened in the year since?
Editorial

Tasmania, Pandemic and the Exploitation of Non-human Animals

Wed 8 April 2020, 8:20pm
Wed 8 Apr '20
by Kristy Alger
As further social restriction measures are implemented across Tasmania in response to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, industries and individuals that rely on the exploitation and slaughter...
Editorial

Racism During COVID-19 and to Justify Speciesism

Wed 8 April 2020, 7:48pm
Wed 8 Apr '20
by Emma Håkansson
As (mostly white) western people have become aware of the likely origins of COVID-19, racism has been spewed over Asian communities worldwide. But claiming that...
Editorial

Small Acts of Kindness While Socially Distancing

Tue 31 March 2020, 3:49pm
Tue 31 Mar '20
by Alix Livingstone
Right now the world is dealing with an unprecedented pandemic effecting millions across the globe. In a time of such uncertainty and fear, it is...
Editorial

Defending Takayna: the Animal Rights Perspective

Mon 30 March 2020, 1:55pm
Mon 30 Mar '20
by Kristy Alger
The first time I ever walked into an operational slaughterhouse it was like a punch to the soul. The sight of so many beings lined...
Editorial

The Importance of Consistent Ethics in Fashion

Sun 29 March 2020, 1:47pm
Sun 29 Mar '20
by Emma Håkansson
Every day, consumers are becoming more aware of the cost of what they wear. Not the price tag, but the impact a garment has – on...
Editorial

The revival of McCarthyism and the scapegoating of activists to undermine broader civil liberties

Sat 28 March 2020, 1:54pm
Sat 28 Mar '20
by Kristy Alger
McCarthyism: a mid-20th century political attitude characterised chiefly by opposition to elements held to be subversive and by use of tactics involving personal attacks...
Campaign news

Farmer from Victoria filmed burning baby goat's horns off with hot iron

Tue 17 December 2019, 12:00pm
Tue 17 Dec '19
by Brittany Chain (Daily Mail Australia)
Hidden cameras have captured a farmer sawing off a baby goat's horns using a hot iron on a farm in Victoria. In a video, supplied...
Campaign news

Victorian farm condemned after 'disturbing' footage of baby goats having horns burnt off emerges

Mon 16 December 2019, 6:58pm
Mon 16 Dec '19
by Alex Chapman (7 News)
Confronting footage of a farmer appearing to sear the budding horns off of baby goats as they squeal has emerged. The video was captured by...
Campaign news

Graphic hidden camera footage shows baby goats having their horn buds burnt off with hot irons

Mon 16 December 2019, 11:00am
Mon 16 Dec '19
by Shannon Molloy (News.com.au)
Horrific hidden camera vision shows baby goats screaming in agony as their horn buds are burnt off with hot irons at a Victorian farm.
Media release

‘Disturbing’ covert footage shows baby goats screaming in pain as horn buds burnt off with hot iron

Sun 15 December 2019, 11:45pm
Sun 15 Dec '19
by Farm Transparency Project
Confronting Australian-first footage of baby goats screaming and struggling as their budding horns are burnt off with a hot iron has been released this morning...
Media release

Statement in Response to Revocation of Charitable Status

Tue 19 November 2019, 1:07pm
Tue 19 Nov '19
by Farm Transparency Project
It is extremely disappointing and concerning that the animal agriculture industry, whose business interests are at direct odds with our charitable purpose of "preventing or...
Media release

Animal activists defy government's 'ag gag' bill with prominent billboard in Melbourne

Thu 31 October 2019, 1:35pm
Thu 31 Oct '19
by Farm Transparency Project
Makers of the controversial Aussie Farms map and Dominion documentary have laid down a public challenge to the government on its decision to bring in ‘...
General news

Disturbing moment dairy farmer beats baby goats to death with a metal pole - before dragging their convulsing bodies away in front of their mothers

Fri 25 October 2019, 12:00pm
Fri 25 Oct '19
by Charlie Moore (Daily Mail Australia)
This is the disturbing moment a farmer killed male goat kids with a metal pole in front of their mothers because they cannot produce milk....
General news

Horrific video of baby animal slaughter implicates Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr

Fri 25 October 2019, 11:00am
Fri 25 Oct '19
by Shannon Molloy (News.com.au)
Hidden camera footage taken at a Victorian farm shows newborn goats being bludgeoned with a metal pole and dying slow deaths while their mothers look...
General news

Baby goats clubbed to death: Vic activists

Fri 25 October 2019, 10:00am
Fri 25 Oct '19
by AAP (9 News)
Animal activists have released footage of male baby goats being bludgeoned to death at what's claimed to be a Victorian dairy farm. "These newborns males...
General news

Baby goats bludgeoned to death in horrific undercover footage on Victorian dairy farm

Fri 25 October 2019, 9:00am
Fri 25 Oct '19
by AAP (7 News)
Animal activists have released horrific footage of male baby goats being bludgeoned to death at what's claimed to be a Victorian dairy farm. The confronting...
General news

World first footage of baby goats bludgeoned to death in front of mothers

Fri 25 October 2019, 8:00am
Fri 25 Oct '19
by Animal Liberation Victoria (MediaNet)
Animal Liberation Victoria (ALV) has released horrific undercover footage obtained at a Victorian Goat Farm which shows newborn goats being legally bludgeoned to death in...
Campaign news

Horse slaughter: irresponsibility and hypocrisy on all sides have brought us here

Sat 19 October 2019, 6:00am
Sat 19 Oct '19
by Calla Wahlquist (The Guardian)
The public recoils, although sheep and cows are killed in identical fashion. But the racing industry has a serious case to answer too.
Campaign news

Biosecurity officers to investigate alleged cruelty to horses at Queensland abbatoir

Fri 18 October 2019, 8:31pm
Fri 18 Oct '19
by (SBS News)
Racing Australia chief executive Barry O'Farrell says he was shocked by footage of retired racehorses being slaughtered.
Campaign news

Queensland government blames horse owners for abattoir cruelty scandal

Fri 18 October 2019, 4:00pm
Fri 18 Oct '19
by Stuart Layt (Brisbane Times)
The former racehorses killed in appalling conditions in an abattoir north of Brisbane appear to have fallen through the jurisdictional cracks, with multiple agencies claiming...
Campaign news

Abattoir At Centre Of Horse Slaughter Scandal Subject To Investigation

Fri 18 October 2019, 12:00pm
Fri 18 Oct '19
by Antoinette Lattouf (10 Daily)
A Queensland abattoir at the centre of the horse slaughter scandal is now the target of an investigation after an ABC 7:30 report showed confronting footage...
Campaign news

Hundreds of ex-racing horses 'slaughtered in three weeks'

Fri 18 October 2019, 10:00am
Fri 18 Oct '19
by John Ellicott (The Land)
The ABC has revealed many registered racehorses have been sent to slaughter in NSW after retirement even though it is against the rules of racing...
Campaign news

'They will feel the full force of the law': Racing industry rocked by racehorse abuse allegations

Fri 18 October 2019, 9:00am
Fri 18 Oct '19
by Sarah Keoghan (Sydney Morning Herald)
Racing Australia chief executive Barry O'Farrell has said prosecutions "should, and I suspect will occur" following ABC's 7.30 investigation into the treatment of racehorses.
Campaign news

Hundreds of racehorses sent to slaughterhouses in contravention of racing rules

Thu 17 October 2019, 8:00pm
Thu 17 Oct '19
by Caro Meldrum-Hanna, Amy Donaldson (ABC News)
Hundreds of registered racehorses are being discarded at slaughterhouses in Australia, in contravention of racing rules, rehoming policies and animal welfare guarantees.
Campaign news

'Horror movie': investigation underway after damning piggery footage leaked

Fri 13 September 2019, 6:59pm
Fri 13 Sep '19
by Michael Dahlstrom (Yahoo News Australia)
Footage shown to Yahoo News Australia shows rodents swarming and dead, rotting animals inside a commercial piggery in NSW. Rats swarm the walls, run around...
Media release

Activists slam new “draconian” ag-gag laws

Fri 13 September 2019, 2:31pm
Fri 13 Sep '19
by Farm Transparency Project
Animal protection organisation Aussie Farms has slammed the passing of new ‘ag-gag’ law The Criminal Code Amendment (Agricultural Protection) Bill 2019 in yesterday’s federal parliament....
Campaign news

Footage shows baby goats shot on Vic farm

Wed 4 September 2019, 7:50pm
Wed 4 Sep '19
by Christine McGinn (7 News)
A Victorian farmer has called on the state government to stop protecting animal activists who have targeted him for a second time. Animal protection organisation...
General news

Footage shows baby goats shot on Vic farm

Wed 4 September 2019, 7:50pm
Wed 4 Sep '19
by Christine McGinn (The West Australian)
A Victorian farmer has called on the state government to stop protecting animal activists who have targeted him for a second time. Animal protection organisation...
Campaign news

Footage shows baby goats shot on Vic farm

Wed 4 September 2019, 7:50pm
Wed 4 Sep '19
by Christine McGinn (Canberra Times)
A Victorian farmer has called on the state government to stop protecting animal activists who have targeted him for a second time. Animal protection organisation...
General news

Footage shows baby goats shot on Vic farm

Wed 4 September 2019, 7:50pm
Wed 4 Sep '19
by Christine McGinn (Flinders News)
A Victorian farmer has called on the state government to stop protecting animal activists who have targeted him for a second time. Animal protection organisation...
General news

Footage shows baby goats shot on Vic farm

Wed 4 September 2019, 7:50pm
Wed 4 Sep '19
by Christine McGinn (Redland City Bulletin)
A Victorian farmer has called on the state government to stop protecting animal activists who have targeted him for a second time. Animal protection organisation...
General news

Footage shows baby goats shot on Vic farm

Wed 4 September 2019, 7:50pm
Wed 4 Sep '19
by Christine McGinn (Scone Advocate)
A Victorian farmer has called on the state government to stop protecting animal activists who have targeted him for a second time. Animal protection organisation...
General news

Footage shows baby goats shot on Vic farm

Wed 4 September 2019, 7:50pm
Wed 4 Sep '19
by Christine McGinn (Katherine Times)
A Victorian farmer has called on the state government to stop protecting animal activists who have targeted him for a second time. Animal protection organisation...
General news

Footage shows baby goats shot on Vic farm

Wed 4 September 2019, 7:50pm
Wed 4 Sep '19
by Christine McGinn (Wingham Chronicle)
A Victorian farmer has called on the state government to stop protecting animal activists who have targeted him for a second time. Animal protection organisation...
General news

Footage shows baby goats shot on Vic farm

Wed 4 September 2019, 7:50pm
Wed 4 Sep '19
by Christine McGinn (Bega District News)
A Victorian farmer has called on the state government to stop protecting animal activists who have targeted him for a second time. Animal protection organisation...
General news

Footage shows baby goats shot on Vic farm

Wed 4 September 2019, 7:50pm
Wed 4 Sep '19
by Christine McGinn (Ararat Advertiser)
A Victorian farmer has called on the state government to stop protecting animal activists who have targeted him for a second time. Animal protection organisation...
General news

Footage shows baby goats shot on Vic farm

Wed 4 September 2019, 7:50pm
Wed 4 Sep '19
by Christine McGinn (Newcastle Herald)
A Victorian farmer has called on the state government to stop protecting animal activists who have targeted him for a second time. Animal protection organisation...
Media release

Australian-first covert footage of baby goats being killed at high profile Victorian farm released

Wed 4 September 2019, 9:03am
Wed 4 Sep '19
by Farm Transparency Project
Confronting footage of baby goats being killed by the trailer-load using a captive bolt gun and then thrown into a bin has been released this...
Campaign news

'Treated like trash': Shocking video shows baby goats shot in the head on farm

Wed 4 September 2019, 12:00am
Wed 4 Sep '19
by Michael Dahlstrom (Yahoo News)
This is the shocking moment baby goats are shot in the head in a mass cull and dumped into a bin just days after they...
Campaign news

Animal activists blast 'psychopath' for shooting newborn goats in the head and tossing them in a bin - but farmers say it's the most humane way to kill

Wed 4 September 2019, 12:00am
Wed 4 Sep '19
by Kelsey Wilkie (Daily Mail)
Disturbing footage of a farmer shooting newborn goats in the head before violently tossing them in a bin has emerged online.
Campaign news

Vegan activists seek protections

Wed 4 September 2019, 12:00am
Wed 4 Sep '19
by (The Australian)
Animal activists have told a Victorian parliamentary inquiry that their ultimate aim is to end the farming of animals.
Campaign news

Disturbing footage shows farmer shooting newborn goats in the head and dumping them in a bin

Wed 4 September 2019, 12:00am
Wed 4 Sep '19
by Oli Gross (Totally Vegan Buzz)
Activists have revealed shocking footage in which a farmer heartlessly shoots newborn goats in the head one by one before tossing them in a bin.
Campaign news

BREAKING: Australian-first covert footage of baby goats being killed at high profile Victorian farm released

Wed 4 September 2019, 12:00am
Wed 4 Sep '19
by (Toorak Times)
Confronting footage of baby goats being killed by the trailer-load using a captive bolt gun and then thrown into a bin has been released this...
Campaign news

Troubling farm footage of dying goats goes viral

Wed 4 September 2019, 12:00am
Wed 4 Sep '19
by (myGC)
Footage has gone viral this week – and be warned, it’s not very pleasant – of baby goats being slaughtered on a farm.
Campaign news

Undercover Video From Slaughterhouse Exposes Shocking Extent Of Animal Cruelty

Fri 30 August 2019, 12:00am
Fri 30 Aug '19
by Emma Rosemurgey (Unilad)
Horrific undercover footage has emerged from a Sydney slaughterhouse, showing pigs and goats being forced into carbon dioxide gas chambers.
Media release

‘Horrific but legal’ undercover footage from Sydney slaughterhouse released as NSW & Federal Govt seek to criminalise whistleblowing

Thu 29 August 2019, 10:40am
Thu 29 Aug '19
by Farm Transparency Project
Animal rights organisations Aussie Farms and Animals Within have released new footage captured by a hidden body-worn camera at the Picton Meatworx (formerly Wollondilly Abattoir),...
Campaign news

Secret camera captures disturbing footage at Picton abattoir

Thu 29 August 2019, 12:00am
Thu 29 Aug '19
by Kayla Osborne (Wollondilly Advertiser)
Animal rights activists and political parties are calling for the government to take action after 'damning' secret camera footage was captured at a Picton abattoir.
Campaign news

Animal activists say new vision exposes acts of cruelty in NSW abattoir

Thu 29 August 2019, 12:00am
Thu 29 Aug '19
by Summer Woolley (7 News)
Vision has emerged from inside a New South Wales abattoir, claiming to expose acts of animal cruelty.
Campaign news

'Horrific, but legal': Undercover footage from abattoir shows animals being mistreated as they are pushed into gas chambers - as calls grow to put whistleblowers behind bars

Thu 29 August 2019, 12:00am
Thu 29 Aug '19
by Alana Mazzoni (Daily Mail Australia)
Footage shows pigs and goats being put inside carbon dioxide gas chambers. It also appears to show workers twist cows' tails to force them to...
Media release

Supplemental Submission to Federal Ag-gag Inquiry

Wed 14 August 2019, 6:21pm
Wed 14 Aug '19
by Farm Transparency Project
Following my appearance before the Committee on Monday 12 August, I wish to make the following points to supplement the evidence I provided. Regarding the occurrence...
Media release

Submission to the Inquiry Into the Impact of Animal Rights Activism on Victorian Agriculture

Fri 9 August 2019, 8:00pm
Fri 9 Aug '19
by Farm Transparency Project
Aussie Farms' submission to the Victorian parliamentary inquiry around the establishment of new laws to target animal rights activism.
Media release

Submission on the Criminal Code Amendment (Agricultural Protection) Bill 2019

Fri 9 August 2019, 6:44pm
Fri 9 Aug '19
by Farm Transparency Project
Aussie Farms' submission to the federal parliamentary inquiry around the establishment of new laws to target animal rights activism.
Media release

Statement in Response to Proposed NSW Biosecurity Laws Targeting Activists

Thu 8 August 2019, 9:24pm
Thu 8 Aug '19
by Farm Transparency Project
The NSW Government has today announced proposed amendments to the Biosecurity Act (2015), introducing on-the-spot fines of up to $220,000 for individuals, or $400,000 for organisations, who trespass...
Campaign news

Video footage allegedly reveals animal cruelty at illegal abattoir near Melbourne

Fri 2 August 2019, 12:00am
Fri 2 Aug '19
by Ben Knight (ABC)
Agriculture Victoria is investigating an alleged illegal abattoir operating on the outskirts of Melbourne, after receiving graphic video of sheep being slaughtered without being stunned.
Campaign news

Probe into alleged illegal Victorian abattoir

Fri 2 August 2019, 12:00am
Fri 2 Aug '19
by Lachlan Hastings (The Weekly Times)
Victorian authorities are probing allegations of illegal livestock slaughter in South Gippsland.
Campaign news

Probe into 'brutal' illegal abattoir after film shows cruel treatment

Fri 2 August 2019, 12:00am
Fri 2 Aug '19
by AAP (The Age)
An alleged illegal abattoir is being investigated following claims of sheep being slaughtered inhumanely.
Campaign news

Sheep 'brutally' slaughtered in Vic shed

Fri 2 August 2019, 12:00am
Fri 2 Aug '19
by Georgie Moore and Kaitlyn Offer (News.com.au)
Distressing footage of sheep being slaughtered in a Victorian shed has sparked investigations into claims of animal cruelty.
Campaign news

Illegal slaughterhouse exposed

Fri 2 August 2019, 12:00am
Fri 2 Aug '19
by Mitchell Clarke (Pakenham Gazette)
An alleged illegal slaughterhouse operating in Kooweerup has been discovered, with footage emerging of reported animal cruelty.
General news

Murray Bridge meat processing plant to employ thousands after old abattoir gutted by fire

Thu 6 June 2019, 2:49pm
Thu 6 Jun '19
by ABC News (ABC News)
It was a South Australian town's biggest employer before a huge fire gutted it. Now, 18 months on, a new abattoir will be built promising up...
Campaign news

EXCLUSIVE: Moment a group of 'vegan vigilantes' break into an abattoir and steal adorable ducklings set for the slaughter - before letting them swim for the first time

Sun 9 December 2018, 12:00am
Sun 9 Dec '18
by Sophie Tanno (Daily Mail Australia)
Vegan vigilantes broke into an abattoir and stole nearly 20 ducklings set for the slaughter. The rogue activists carried inflatable pools to Luv-A-Duck abattoir in Nhill,...
General news

Animal activists target facilities

Tue 4 December 2018, 12:00am
Tue 4 Dec '18
by Gregor Heard and Carly Werner (Stock Journal)
ANIMAL activists have staged high-profile protests against both the duck and pig industries in the past week.
Campaign news

Nhill Police continue Luv-a-Duck protest investigations

Tue 4 December 2018, 12:00am
Tue 4 Dec '18
by Jade Bate (The Wimmera Mail-Times)
NHILL Police are continuing investigations into a protest at Nhill's Luv-a-Duck processing plant on Thursday. About 55 activists from six states representing Bear Witness Australia and...
General news

Activists at Luv-A-Duck factory

Thu 29 November 2018, 12:00am
Thu 29 Nov '18
by Paul Burns (MIxxFM)
A group of around 50 activists have protested at Luv-A-Duck's factory in Nhill this morning, Thursday November 29.
Campaign news

Protesters scale SA slaughterhouse

Fri 21 September 2018, 12:00am
Fri 21 Sep '18
by September 21, 20186:00pm (News.com.au)
A stand-off at a South Australian abattoir has ended and 23 protesters reported, as the RSPCA confirmed the business is the subject of an investigation.
Campaign news

Protest at Strathalbyn slaughterhouse

Fri 21 September 2018, 12:00am
Fri 21 Sep '18
by Benjamin Weir (The Advertiser)
A GROUP of animal welfare activists who forced a Strathalbyn abattoir into shutdown by climbing on to its roof have ended their peaceful protest.
Campaign news

Animal activists storm Strath abattoir

Fri 21 September 2018, 12:00am
Fri 21 Sep '18
by (Stock Journal)
ANIMAL activists have stormed a Strathalbyn abattoir, spending several hours on the roof of the building protesting the treatment of livestock processed at the facility.
Campaign news

Animal rights activists end protest on abattoir roof following allegations of cruel practices

Fri 21 September 2018, 12:00am
Fri 21 Sep '18
by (ABC News)
An all-day protest has ended with the transaction of a single sheep surrendered to animal rights activists who sat on the roof of a South...
Campaign news

Activists stage rooftop protest on South Australian slaughterhouse

Fri 21 September 2018, 12:00am
Fri 21 Sep '18
by Natarjsha Kramer (9 News)
More than 20 animal rights activists remain in a stand-off with police more than twelve hours after they climbed onto the roof of an abattoir south...
Campaign news

The grim moment two teenage slaughterhouse workers play swing ball with a pig’s head on a chain after watching it writhe in agony as it bleeds to death

Tue 18 September 2018, 12:00am
Tue 18 Sep '18
by Brittany Chain (Daily Mail Australia)
Two young slaughterhouse workers were captured playing swing ball with a decapitated pigs head attached to a chain, after watching it writhe in agony as...
Campaign news

Sheep slammed, pigs drowned in shocking animal cruelty video from Strath Meats Abattoir at Strathalbyn

Sat 25 August 2018, 12:00am
Sat 25 Aug '18
by Ben Harvy (The Advertiser)
HORRIFIC video filmed inside a South Australian slaughterhouse has revealed evid­ence of animal cruelty, including pigs drowning in scalding water and sheep being slammed...
Campaign news

Horrifying footage shows abattoir workers drowning pigs in boiling water and aggressively throwing sheep around slaughterhouse

Fri 24 August 2018, 12:00am
Fri 24 Aug '18
by Zoe Zaczek (Daily Mail Australia)
Horrific footage from inside an abattoir shows the brutal and bloody measures workers use to kill the animals. The shocking video footage filmed at Strath...
General news

Outrage over 'inappropriate' animal cruelty rulings prompt call for system overhaul

Thu 28 June 2018, 5:09pm
Thu 28 Jun '18
by Laura Beavis (ABC News)
There are calls to overhaul the way animal cruelty offences are investigated and punished in Tasmania after two recent cases caused outrage among animal welfare...
General news

Abattoir at centre of animal cruelty allegations in clear after 20-month investigation

Tue 26 June 2018, 6:33am
Tue 26 Jun '18
by Declan Gooch (ABC News)
A Tasmanian meatworks accused of animal cruelty is cleared after a 20-month investigation, with animal rights campaigners saying they are "disappointed" but "not completely surprised".
Campaign news

Ducking Hell: The Shocking Video Revealing How We Farm Ducks In Australia

Mon 11 June 2018, 12:00am
Mon 11 Jun '18
by Chris Graham (New Matilda)
Shocking footage of duck farming in Australia has emerged showing day-old ducklings being dropped into an industrial shredder, adult ducks being kicked and thrown around...
General news

Thomas Foods International’s giant abattoir near Murray Bridge hit by devastating fire

Thu 4 January 2018, 3:00pm
Thu 4 Jan '18
by AAP, Adam Langenberg, Tim Williams, Andrew Hough (The Advertiser)
THE owners of South Australia’s biggest abattoir in Murray Bridge have vowed to be back bigger and better after a huge fire ripped through...
Campaign news

Chickens boiled alive at Star Poultry Supply abattoir in Melbourne, secret footage reveals

Thu 16 November 2017, 12:00am
Thu 16 Nov '17
by Pat McGrath (ABC News)
A Melbourne abattoir has been allowed to continue operating despite being investigated for possible animal cruelty, after secretly recorded footage showed it boiling chickens alive...
General news

Documents reveal disturbing details about piggery fires

Thu 6 July 2017, 12:00am
Thu 6 Jul '17
by
Documents granted under the NSW GIPA ACT reveal disturbing information about the 2015 fires that killed approximately 250 pigs at the Boen Boe Piggery in Joadja and 2,500...
Campaign news

Delay in abattoir animal cruelty investigation angers welfare groups

Wed 5 July 2017, 12:00am
Wed 5 Jul '17
by Harriet Aird (ABC)
Animal rights groups are furious a cruelty investigation into two Tasmanian abattoirs is still ongoing, eight months after it was launched.
Campaign news

Abattoir boss admits calves ill-treated after Animal Liberation releases video

Thu 4 May 2017, 12:00am
Thu 4 May '17
by (ABC)
The boss of an award-winning Tasmanian abattoir has admitted calves were ill-treated at his Cressy site.
Campaign news

Animal cruelty claims at Tasmanian abattoir probed after video leaked

Thu 4 May 2017, 12:00am
Thu 4 May '17
by Matthew Denholm (The Australian)
Disturbing footage of calves being tossed and struck at a Tasmanian abattoir has been released by animal rights activists, who say authorities have failed to...
Campaign news

Beaten with poles, thrown on conveyor belts and grabbed by the tail as they try to escape: Shocking footage shows calves' distressing final moments before they are slaughtered

Wed 3 May 2017, 12:00am
Wed 3 May '17
by Nic White (Daily Mail Australia)
Abattoir workers could be charged with animal cruelty after disturbing footage emerged of calves being beaten before they were slaughtered. Video shot at Tasmanian Quality...
Campaign news

Oldest abattoir in Vic probed over animal abuse

Thu 24 November 2016, 12:00am
Thu 24 Nov '16
by (Sky News)
One of Victoria's oldest abattoirs is under investigation after workers were secretly filmed mistreating animals for the second time in three years.
Campaign news

Echuca abattoir under investigation after alleged animal mistreatment

Thu 24 November 2016, 12:00am
Thu 24 Nov '16
by (Riverine Herald)
Riverside Meats has been sanctioned and directed to remove four staff members from their roles following allegations of animal mistreatment.
Campaign news

Riverside Meats: Abattoir footage 'shocking and disturbing'

Wed 23 November 2016, 12:00am
Wed 23 Nov '16
by Kath Sullivan (The Weekly Times)
A VICTORIAN abattoir has been slammed by the State Government over allegations it mistreated animals.
Campaign news

Secret video inside Victoria's Riverside Meats Abattoir reveals shocking abuse

Wed 23 November 2016, 12:00am
Wed 23 Nov '16
by Marika Dobbin Thomas (The Age)
One of Victoria's oldest abattoirs has been sanctioned and four staff moved after a secret video revealed the mistreatment of animals, including pigs and newborn...
Campaign news

Echuca abattoir under investigation after whistle-blower filmed animal mistreatment

Wed 23 November 2016, 12:00am
Wed 23 Nov '16
by Sarah Farnsworth (ABC News)
One of Victoria's oldest abattoirs, Riverside Meats Abattoir, has been sanctioned and four staff sacked over poor animal welfare, after secret video revealed mistreatment of...
Campaign news

Vic abattoir abuse is 'worst' vet has seen

Wed 23 November 2016, 12:00am
Wed 23 Nov '16
by Angus Livingston (Daily Telegraph)
Animals at an Echuca slaughterhouse have been tortured in shocking videos that Victoria's chief vet says are the worst he's seen in his career.
Campaign news

Abattoir accused of cruelty vows to stay open and fight the charges

Sun 16 October 2016, 12:00am
Sun 16 Oct '16
by Duncan Abey (Mercury)
THE owner of a Derwent Valley abattoir depicted in leaked video has rejected RSPCA calls for the facility to close, and confirmed a planned slaughter...
General news

Tasmanian abattoir must close immediately over animal cruelty claims, RSPCA says

Sat 15 October 2016, 9:33am
Sat 15 Oct '16
by Rhiana Whitson (ABC News)
The RSPCA calls for the immediate closure of a Tasmanian abattoir, after an animal welfare group released footage from the abattoir showing what it described...
Campaign news

Statement regarding footage from Gretna Meatworks Tasmania

Sat 15 October 2016, 12:00am
Sat 15 Oct '16
by (RSPCA Australia)
RSPCA Australia has been provided with access to a series of excerpts from footage taken in September 2016 at the Gretna Meatworks in Tasmania. The footage...
Campaign news

Tasmanian abattoir investigated over animal cruelty claims

Sat 15 October 2016, 12:00am
Sat 15 Oct '16
by Peta Carlyon (ABC News)
Tasmanian authorities are investigating allegations of severe animal cruelty at an abattoir in the Derwent valley, north of Hobart.
General news

Tasmanian abattoir investigated over animal cruelty claims

Fri 14 October 2016, 8:16pm
Fri 14 Oct '16
by Peta Carlyon (ABC News)
A Tasmanian abattoir defends its operation in the wake of graphic vision released by an animal welfare group, showing what it describes is the prolonged...
General news

Missing fur, crammed into tiny cages and living in filth: The disturbing conditions of rabbits farmed for Australian supermarkets are revealed in secret video

Mon 19 September 2016, 12:00am
Mon 19 Sep '16
by Tanya Li (Daily Mail Australia)
The cruelty of factory farming has once more been exposed with disturbing footage revealing the horrific conditions in which rabbits are kept.
General news

Disturbing footage prompts call to ban 'simply cruel' rabbit farming industry

Mon 19 September 2016, 12:00am
Mon 19 Sep '16
by Bryan Seymour (7News Sydney)
It is a small industry doing great harm, it appears, to rabbits raised in cages for their meat.
Campaign news

Caught on camera: Alleged abuse of pigs at Australia farm

Sat 27 February 2016, 12:00am
Sat 27 Feb '16
by (AsiaOne)
Kicked. Beaten. Ridden on while being artificially inseminated.
Campaign news

Video exposes alleged SA piggery abuse

Tue 23 February 2016, 12:00am
Tue 23 Feb '16
by (SBS)
Footage of alleged animal abuse at a SA piggery has been released by Animal Liberation which says an RSPCA investigation is underway.
Campaign news

Video of abuse allegedly taking place at SA piggery is released

Tue 23 February 2016, 12:00am
Tue 23 Feb '16
by (ABC)
Graphic footage of pigs being kicked, beaten and ridden while being artificially inseminated, allegedly taken at a piggery north of Adelaide, has been released by...
Campaign news

Shocking abuse of pigs and piglets captured on video at an SA piggery

Tue 23 February 2016, 12:00am
Tue 23 Feb '16
by Stacey Lee and Nicholas McCallum (7 News)
Animal rights activists have recorded shocking abuse and conditions on video and more than 800 photos inside a piggery north of Adelaide.
Campaign news

Brutal footage secretly filmed at a filthy piggery shows workers kicking pigs and RIDING them - but the owner defends the practice saying it 'helps them to breed'

Mon 22 February 2016, 12:00am
Mon 22 Feb '16
by Candace Sutton (Daily Mail Australia)
Animal activists have secretly filmed scenes at a South Australian piggery where workers beat, kick and ride sows as they artificially inseminate them.
General news

Meat and Livestock Australia threaten legal action over video of lamb slaughterhouse cruelty

Fri 15 January 2016, 12:00am
Fri 15 Jan '16
by
The company behind the latest controversial Australia Day advertisement "Operation Boomerang", encouraging Australians to eat lamb, has threatened legal action if a video posted online...
Campaign news

Australia Day lamb ad creators demand animal rights group remove parody clip

Fri 15 January 2016, 12:00am
Fri 15 Jan '16
by Elle Hunt (The Guardian)
An animal rights organisation has defended using a clip from Meat & Livestock Australia’s controversial Australia Day lamb advertisement in its own video, which shows...
General news

MLA issues take down notice over lamb ad parody showing slaughterhouse scenes

Fri 15 January 2016, 12:00am
Fri 15 Jan '16
by Simon Canning (Mumbrella)
Meat & Livestock Australia has demanded an animal rights organisation take down a parody video using footage from its latest Australia Day campaign and the ad’...
Campaign news

MLA orders Aussie Farms to remove graphic lamb ad parody

Fri 15 January 2016, 12:00am
Fri 15 Jan '16
by Alex Druce (The Land)
Meat and Livestock Australia has threatened to sue an animal rights organisation if it does not take down a graphic parody video that splices footage...
General news

Animal rights group defiant against Meat and Livestock Australia's immediate take down notice

Fri 15 January 2016, 12:00am
Fri 15 Jan '16
by (ninemsn)
Meat and Livestock Australia have issued an immediate take down notice to an animal rights group that have used footage from their 'Operation Boomerang' campaign...
General news

MLA threaten animal rights group with legal action

Fri 15 January 2016, 12:00am
Fri 15 Jan '16
by (Sunshine Coast Daily)
After days of robust campaigning against Meat and Livestock Australia's Australia Day advertisement, animal activists say they are being threatened with legal action.
General news

Concerns over piggery plan

Wed 13 January 2016, 12:00am
Wed 13 Jan '16
by (Young Witness)
Young-based piggery firm Blantyre Farms is proposing to build a $12 million piggery development near Harden but some Harden folk aren’t too happy about it.
General news

Objection to Harden piggery

Thu 7 January 2016, 12:00am
Thu 7 Jan '16
by (Harden Murrumburrah Express)
A concerned community group has been established in response to the recently announced Development Application (DA), lodged by Michael and Edwina Beveridge of Blantyre Farms...
General news

Multimillion dollar piggery proposed for Harden Shire

Thu 24 December 2015, 12:00am
Thu 24 Dec '15
by (ABC)
Big regional New South Wales piggery, Blantyre Farms, is proposing to build a new $12m operation.
Campaign news

Animal rights activists chain themselves to pig slaughterhouse 'gas chamber' in Laverton

Mon 7 December 2015, 12:00am
Mon 7 Dec '15
by Daniella Miletic and Rania Spooner (The Age)
Animal rights activists chained themselves to a Victorian pig slaughterhouse 'gas chamber' on Monday morning to protest against carbon dioxide stunning in the pork industry.
Campaign news

Diamond Valley Pork Slaughterhouse protest:"They're burning from the inside out"

Mon 7 December 2015, 12:00am
Mon 7 Dec '15
by Debra Killalea (News.com.au)
THEY are pictured thrashing about, desperately trying to escape and their death is slow and excruciating.
Campaign news

Horrific video shows pigs being 'forced into small cages with Tasers' before they are 'lowered into gas chambers' and killed

Mon 7 December 2015, 12:00am
Mon 7 Dec '15
by Liam Quinn (Daily Mail Australia)
Confronting footage of pigs apparently being forced into 'gas chambers' as they scream and try to escape before they are gutted and drained of blood...
Campaign news

Animal Liberation Victoria claims pigs suffer horrific deaths when killed using carbon dioxide

Mon 7 December 2015, 12:00am
Mon 7 Dec '15
by Andrea Hamblin (Herald Sun)
A two-year undercover investigation by animal activists reveals shocking footage on the widespread practice of killing pigs by carbon dioxide.
Campaign news

RSPCA questions CO2 use at Vic abattoirs

Mon 7 December 2015, 12:00am
Mon 7 Dec '15
by Christopher Talbot and Jamie Duncan (The Australian)
Pigs suffer distress and struggle to breath and escape when gassed with carbon dioxide at abattoirs, RSPCA Australia says.
Campaign news

Police remove animal activists protesting against pork abattoir's 'gas chamber'

Mon 7 December 2015, 12:00am
Mon 7 Dec '15
by (The Guardian)
"From their first lungful of gas, these pigs are burning from the inside out," Animal Liberation Victoria says of carbon dioxide stunning technique.
General news

Mallala bushfire: Pigs burned alive, woman trampled by horse as terrified residents flee SA blaze

Thu 26 November 2015, 12:00am
Thu 26 Nov '15
by (ABC)
Residents have told of the horror of the major bushfire burning in South Australia, with one revealing he had no choice but to leave thousands...
General news

Farmhand risks life as 2500 pigs perish in shed inferno

Fri 19 June 2015, 12:00am
Fri 19 Jun '15
by Christine Speelman (Sydney Morning Herald)
About 2500 pigs have been killed after a fire broke out in a shed in south-western NSW on Wednesday. The fire, believed to have been started...
General news

Two thousand pigs killed in piggery fire near Young in New South Wales

Thu 18 June 2015, 12:00am
Thu 18 Jun '15
by Skye Manson (ABC Rural)
About 2,000 pigs have been killed in a fire at a piggery in central New South Wales.
General news

Over two thousand weaners killed in piggery fire

Wed 17 June 2015, 12:00am
Wed 17 Jun '15
by Christine Speelman (The Young Witness)
An estimated 2500 weaners have been killed in a shed fire at Wonga piggery on Wednesday morning.
General news

2000 pigs killed in Young piggery fire

Wed 17 June 2015, 12:00am
Wed 17 Jun '15
by Alex Druce (The Land)
Staff at the Wonga Piggery near Young will be offered counselling after more than 2000 pigs were killed in a shed fire this morning.
General news

Piggery fire at Bowral kills 250 pigs

Thu 9 April 2015, 12:00am
Thu 9 Apr '15
by Jessie Davies (The Land)
Hundreds of pigs have been killed in a fire at the Boen Boe piggery at Joadja in the Southern Highlands.
General news

Fire at pig stud farm kills up to 200 animals in NSW southern highlands

Thu 9 April 2015, 12:00am
Thu 9 Apr '15
by Emily Laurence (ABC)
Up to 200 pigs are thought to have been killed in a fire on a stud in the New South Wales southern highlands.
General news

Cleaning up with 'dirty' work

Mon 6 April 2015, 12:00am
Mon 6 Apr '15
by Claire Dunn (The Land)
Former chartered accountant turned pig farmer Edwina Beveridge is making her mark as a pioneer in the industry, turning methane into money as Australia's first...
General news

Baked to Death: 500 pigs die in freak accident

Fri 13 March 2015, 12:00am
Fri 13 Mar '15
by Daniel Johns (The Daily Advertiser)
Staff at a local piggery have been blindsided by the sudden death of 500 pigs from extreme heat stress. An anonymous whistleblower yesterday revealed employees at...
General news

What's done in the dark will be brought to light: Lucent screenings in QLD

Wed 4 February 2015, 12:00am
Wed 4 Feb '15
by Vegans in Toowoomba
LUCENT is an award-winning documentary screening in March in both Toowoomba and Dalby. Narrated by Lindsay McDougall (The Doctor from Triple J), this documentary explores...
General news

Animal rights group says it won't show alleged animal cruelty footage to police

Thu 29 January 2015, 12:00am
Thu 29 Jan '15
by Nikolai Beilharz (ABC Rural)
An animal rights group claims it has uncovered footage of cruelty to sheep at an abattoir in Wangaratta in Victoria, but has no plans to...
Campaign news

Aus Day lamb social media backlash

Mon 26 January 2015, 12:00am
Mon 26 Jan '15
by Colin Bettles (Stock & Land)
Animal rights activists have targeted the successful Australia Day lamb promotion through video footage allegedly taken at Victorian abattoirs about nine months ago.
General news

NSW Minister for Primary Industries and RSPCA chief challenged to public debate over decision to drop Wally’s Piggery charges

Tue 16 December 2014, 12:00am
Tue 16 Dec '14
by Aussie Farms
The RSPCA and the NSW Government must publicly explain why charges were dropped against the owner of a southern NSW piggery, despite overwhelming evidence of...
General news

War of words after piggery case collapses

Sun 30 November 2014, 12:00am
Sun 30 Nov '14
by Colin Bettles (Stock Journal)
RHETORICAL warfare has broken out between key players in the high profile case against Wally's Piggery, after cruelty charges were dropped in the Yass Local...
Campaign news

Animal law in the spotlight: Wally's Piggery charges dropped

Wed 26 November 2014, 12:00am
Wed 26 Nov '14
by (Voiceless)
Last week, RSPCA NSW dropped all animal cruelty charges against Wally's Piggery, a factory farm located just outside Canberra. The high profile case was dismissed...
Campaign news

Chris Delforce wants answers from RSPCA

Wed 26 November 2014, 12:00am
Wed 26 Nov '14
by Jessica Cole (Yass Tribune)
Animal Rights activist and website designer of aussiepigs.com, Chris Delforce, originally published the Animal Liberation ACT and NSW video footage from inside Wally’s...
Campaign news

New laws to 'gag' animal activists

Wed 26 November 2014, 12:00am
Wed 26 Nov '14
by Jessica Cole (Yass Tribune)
Activists and animal rights groups are frustrated by the discussion of Australia introducing ‘ag-gag’ laws similar to the US, saying they will help farmers get...
Campaign news

Animal cruelty charges dropped against now defunct Wally's Piggery

Fri 21 November 2014, 12:00am
Fri 21 Nov '14
by Henry Belot (Sydney Morning Herald)
Animal cruelty charges against the now defunct Wally's Piggery at Murrumbateman have been dropped. In October, Valent (Wally) Perenc, 64, Stephanie Perenc, 58, and their financial backer...
General news

Fingers pointed after piggery case crumbles

Fri 21 November 2014, 12:00am
Fri 21 Nov '14
by Joe McDonough, Oliver Watson, Jessica Cole (Yass Tribune)
Animal Liberation NSW has refused to take the blame for the RSPCA's decision to drop its case against Wally's Piggery.
General news

Wally's Piggery cruelty charges dropped

Thu 20 November 2014, 12:00am
Thu 20 Nov '14
by Colin Bettles (The Land)
ANIMAL cruelty charges in the high profile NSW case against Wally's Piggery have been dismissed, with prosecution hindered due to unlawfully obtained video footage.
Campaign news

Unclear why serious animal cruelty charges dropped against operators of Wally's Piggery

Thu 20 November 2014, 12:00am
Thu 20 Nov '14
by (Animal Defenders Office (ADO))
The ADO is extremely disappointed to learn that the serious animal cruelty charges laid against the managers of Wally's Piggery have been dropped and the...
General news

Lucent shines light on life of pigs from conception to slaughter

Tue 18 November 2014, 12:00am
Tue 18 Nov '14
by Elise Burgess, Eleanor Nurse (Sydney Morning Herald)
These days when it comes to how our food is produced, the question is no longer "how much do you know about where it comes...
Campaign news

Pigs in the middle

Sun 16 November 2014, 12:00am
Sun 16 Nov '14
by Ann Arnold (ABC Background Briefing)
Animal welfare activists are at war with pig farmers, targeting and secretly filming piggeries across the country. They say it's the only way to force...
General news

Cruelty Exposed In W.A. Piggeries Ahead of Perth Documentary Screening

Thu 30 October 2014, 12:00am
Thu 30 Oct '14
by Aussie Farms
Mindarra Piggery (WA’s largest) near Gingin, and Narrogin Piggery are the first in WA to be exposed for animal abuse on activist website www....
General news

Lucent documentary on Australian pig farming reveals ‘the true price we pay for bacon’

Wed 8 October 2014, 12:00am
Wed 8 Oct '14
by Debra Killalea (News.com.au)
This is the eye-opening footage animal activists claim is happening in pig farms across Australia. The footage, allegedly shot across 50 farms and piggeries across the...
General news

Chris Delforce's Lucent reveals horrific conditions Australian pigs endure

Wed 8 October 2014, 12:00am
Wed 8 Oct '14
by Louise Cheer (Daily Mail Australia)
Beaten with metal rods, kept in cramped cages and gassed before being slaughtered: Undercover film reveals horrific conditions Australian pigs are forced to endure.
General news

New documentary aims to shine a light on horrific practices in australia’s pig farming industry

Tue 30 September 2014, 12:00am
Tue 30 Sep '14
by Aussie Farms
A new feature-length documentary by animal rights group Aussie Farms, entitled “Lucent”, begins screening across Australia on October 17. The film contains footage from over 50 Australian...
General news

Aroora pig passion spans generations

Sun 14 September 2014, 12:00am
Sun 14 Sep '14
by Paula Thompson (Stock Journal)
Three generations of the Davis family, Aroora Enterprises, Murray Bridge, take part in the Royal Adelaide Show each year.
General news

Lucent: Exposing the Australian Pig Farming Industry

Fri 22 August 2014, 12:00am
Fri 22 Aug '14
by Alison Waters (The Scavenger)
A new film by Aussie farms provides a comprehensive exposé of the Australian pig farming industry. Chris Delforce, writer and producer of Lucent, tells Alison...
Campaign news

'Sneaking' in ag laws

Tue 22 July 2014, 12:00am
Tue 22 Jul '14
by Colin Bettles (Farm Online)
Australian lawmakers and livestock industry groups are trying to disguise "ag-gag" laws to assist their introduction in Australia, says animal rights activist Chris Delforce.
General news

Animal cruelty is real: Delforce

Sun 13 July 2014, 12:00am
Sun 13 Jul '14
by Colin Bettles (The Land)
The animal rights activist behind the Aussie Farms website says his work stemmed from his initial involvement publishing video footage two years ago after an...
General news

Activist's anti-farm mission

Sat 12 July 2014, 12:00am
Sat 12 Jul '14
by Colin Bettles (Farm Online)
If animal rights activist Chris Delforce had his own way with lawmakers, Australia’s $1 billion per year pork industry would be terminated overnight.
General news

South Australia's largest pig slaughterhouse exposed by hidden cameras

Tue 8 July 2014, 12:00am
Tue 8 Jul '14
by Aussie Farms
Two months after world-first footage emerged from the gas chambers at Corowa pig abattoir in NSW, animal activists have now released even more damning footage...
Campaign news

Activist laws draw fire

Mon 7 July 2014, 12:00am
Mon 7 Jul '14
by Colin Bettles (Queensland Country Life)
Varying political forces have weighed into the debate over proposed new laws aimed at curtailing illegal trespass activity on farms by animal rights activists.
General news

Australia's Largest Pork Producer in the Spotlight Again for Animal Cruelty

Fri 27 June 2014, 12:00am
Fri 27 Jun '14
by Aussie Farms
As part of the pork industry's self-declared "Bacon Week", animal advocacy organisation Aussie Farms has so far exposed cruelty at a further 4 piggeries, two of...
General news

Pigs found lying caged in their own waste; another with painful rectal prolapse

Fri 27 June 2014, 12:00am
Fri 27 Jun '14
by Aussie Farms
Concluding their tribute to “Bacon Week”, animal advocacy organisation Aussie Farms have released material from yet another Australian pig farm.
General news

Back on Track for Bacon Week

Thu 26 June 2014, 12:00am
Thu 26 Jun '14
by Colin Bettles (Farm Weekly)
Animal rights campaigner Chris Delforce this week pledged his group would run a counter-campaign against Australian Pork Limited’s (APL) "bacon week" promotion.
Campaign news

New animal rights group attempts to expose pig cruelty in Bacon Week

Wed 25 June 2014, 12:00am
Wed 25 Jun '14
by Lucy Barbour & David Claughton (ABC Rural)
A new animal rights group called Aussie Farms will publish video footage every night this week of what it describes as animal cruelty in Australian...
General news

Activists Pledge to Expose an Additional Piggery for Each Night of 'Bacon Week'

Mon 23 June 2014, 12:00am
Mon 23 Jun '14
by Aussie Farms
In response to the pork industry’s self-declared “bacon week”, activist group Aussie Farms has announced that they will be exposing cruelty at one additional...
Campaign news

Activists continue anti-farm campaign

Fri 20 June 2014, 12:00am
Fri 20 Jun '14
by Colin Bettles (Queensland Country Life)
An escalating anti-pig farming campaign shows no signs of slowing, vindicating Australian Pork Limited's (APL) move to seek backing from the Australian Farmers Fighting Fund.
General news

Forget 'ag-gag' laws, animal cruelty just shouldn't happen full stop, abattoir says

Wed 18 June 2014, 12:00am
Wed 18 Jun '14
by (The Border Mail)
Harsher penalties may deter animal activists from breaking into farming properties, but it’s more important to focus on ensuring animal cruelty doesn’t occur...
General news

Extreme Cruelty Revealed at 18th Piggery

Wed 28 May 2014, 12:00am
Wed 28 May '14
by Aussie Farms
In response to calls from pig farmers for ‘ag-gag’ style laws, animal activists have released footage and photographs depicting extreme cruelty at an 18th Australian...
General news

Animal Activists Hit Back at Defamatory Comments by Pork Boss

Mon 26 May 2014, 12:00am
Mon 26 May '14
by Aussie Farms
In response to defamatory and unfounded comments made by Australian Pork Limited (APL)’s CEO Andrew Spencer on the ABC Landline program yesterday, animal activists...
General news

Animal Cruelty Revealed in Two Queensland Piggeries

Fri 16 May 2014, 12:00am
Fri 16 May '14
by Aussie Farms
Animal activists have released footage inside a further two Queensland piggeries, revealing thousands of pregnant and lactating pigs confined to tiny metal and concrete cages.
Campaign news

Rivalea has sacked two workers accused of cruelty to pigs at a slaughterhouse in Corowa

Wed 7 May 2014, 12:00am
Wed 7 May '14
by Richard Noone (The Daily Telegraph)
A PIGGERY at the centre of animal cruelty allegations has sacked two staff as police review hidden camera footage showing one of the men kicking...
Campaign news

Rivalea investigation at Corowa abattoir

Wed 7 May 2014, 12:00am
Wed 7 May '14
by Jason Marks (The Corowa Free Press)
Disturbing footage has emerged, reportedly from Corowa's Rivalea abattoir, resulting in accusations of animal cruelty and an on-site investigation.
Campaign news

Corowa: Rivalea abattoir shows ugly face through alleged animal cruelty video

Tue 6 May 2014, 12:00am
Tue 6 May '14
by Sarah Dean (The Border Mail)
POLICE were yesterday reviewing footage of a pig being excessively prodded and kicked by an employee at Corowa’s Rivalea abattoir.
General news

Hidden Cameras Expose Extreme Cruelty Inside Australia's Largest Pig Slaughterhouse

Fri 2 May 2014, 12:00am
Fri 2 May '14
by Aussie Farms
Activists plant hidden cameras over gas chambers in the Corowa NSW slaughterhouse, capturing world-first footage as the pigs suffocate in apparent ‘humane’ conditions.
Campaign news

Video shows abattoir staff abusing pigs

Fri 2 May 2014, 12:00am
Fri 2 May '14
by Richard Noone (The Daily Telegraph)
AUSTRALIA'S largest pork producer Rivalea has launched an investigation into animal cruelty after shocking footage emerged of a pig being excessively prodded and kicked.
General news

Notorious Piggery Operator Nominated for Top Rural Award

Fri 7 March 2014, 12:00am
Fri 7 Mar '14
by Aussie Farms
Despite her piggery being exposed for ongoing animal abuse, intensive piggery operator Edwina Beveridge has been nominated for a Rural Women's Award.
General news

More Animal Cruelty Uncovered In Young NSW Piggeries

Thu 5 December 2013, 12:00am
Thu 5 Dec '13
by Aussie Farms
Windridge Farms’ Wonga Piggery, owned by the parents of Edwina Beveridge, is the twelfth Australian piggery to be exposed for animal cruelty by Animal Liberation;...
General news

Shocking Cruelty At Blantyre Piggeries Exposed By Animal Activists

Tue 5 November 2013, 12:00am
Tue 5 Nov '13
by Aussie Farms
After much anticipation, graphic vision is released from Edwina Beveridge’s Blantyre Farms.
General news

Horrific Cruelty And Neglect At NSW Piggery

Thu 31 October 2013, 12:00am
Thu 31 Oct '13
by Aussie Farms
Pig found with severe, maggot-infested prolapses.
Campaign news

Pig site sparks debate

Wed 25 September 2013, 12:00am
Wed 25 Sep '13
by Colin Bettles (Farm Online)
AUSTRALIAN Pork Limited (APL) has taken action against a website run by Animal Liberation which claims to expose the "inside story" on intensive livestock management...
General news

Supreme win for Aroora

Tue 24 September 2013, 12:00am
Tue 24 Sep '13
by Paula Thompson (Stock Journal)
Aroora Enterprises won supreme pig of the Royal Adelaide Show with a Large White boar.
General news

Pork Industry Tries To Shut Down Whistleblower Website As Another Piggery Exposed

Mon 23 September 2013, 12:00am
Mon 23 Sep '13
by Aussie Farms
Earlier this week Australian Pork Limited filed a complaint against Animal Liberation’s “Australian Pig Farming: The Inside Story” website to try to get it...
General news

Animal Activists Expose a Fifth Australian Piggery

Sun 8 September 2013, 12:00am
Sun 8 Sep '13
by Aussie Farms
Continuing their campaign to bring to light the cruelty inherent in the Australian pig farming industry, Animal Liberation ACT has released photos and footage from...
General news

Animal Activists Release More Footage from Lansdowne Piggery

Sun 25 August 2013, 12:00am
Sun 25 Aug '13
by Aussie Farms
In response to a misleading promotional video of Lansdowne Piggery, NSW, recently published by Australian Pork Limited (APL), Animal Liberation ACT has released damning footage...
General news

Animal Activists Shut Down Two Piggeries and Expose Animal Abuse on Another Owned by a Peak Pig Industry Leader

Thu 13 June 2013, 12:00am
Thu 13 Jun '13
by Aussie Farms
This week the campaign by Animal Liberation ACT and NSW to expose the realities of Australian pig farming achieved another victory when the closure of...
Campaign news

NSW abattoir's cruelty sickening: court

Fri 31 May 2013, 12:00am
Fri 31 May '13
by AAP (The Australian)
A SYDNEY abattoir has been hit with a $60,000 fine for treating animals in a sickening and grossly inhumane manner.
Campaign news

Laverton knackery claims links to RSPCA

Tue 23 April 2013, 12:00am
Tue 23 Apr '13
by Fiona O'Doherty (Herald Sun)
A Laverton knackery recently under investigation for animal cruelty by the RSPCA claimed last week it had been slaughtering horses for the RSPCA for the...
Campaign news

Footage shows 'torture' at Sydney turkey abattoir

Thu 21 March 2013, 12:00am
Thu 21 Mar '13
by Michael Vincent (ABC)
New South Wales Police have been asked to investigate more than 100 acts of animal cruelty at an Inghams turkey abattoir south-west of Sydney, which animals...
Campaign news

'Torture for fun': police given shocking abattoir footage

Thu 21 March 2013, 12:00am
Thu 21 Mar '13
by Megan Levy (Sydney Morning Herald)
An animal rights group is calling for mandatory CCTV monitoring at all Australian abattoirs after distressing footage emerged of turkeys being bashed, kicked and stomped...
Campaign news

Knackery video: RSPCA won't press charges

Fri 15 March 2013, 12:00am
Fri 15 Mar '13
by Saffron Howden (Sydney Morning Herald)
A knackery accused of the brutal treatment and inhumane slaughter of former racehorses will escape prosecution after the RSPCA decided covert footage was not sufficient...
Campaign news

Abattoir formally warned for mistreatment of dairy calves

Wed 6 February 2013, 12:00am
Wed 6 Feb '13
by Kathleen Tonini (Riverine Herald)
Animals Australia say a formal warning issued to an Echuca abattoir found to be mistreating dairy calves is not enough.
Campaign news

Victorian abbatoir accused of cruel treatment of unwanted dairy calves

Fri 1 February 2013, 12:00am
Fri 1 Feb '13
by Hamish Fitzsimmons (Lateline)
Video obtained by Lateline from the lobby group Animals Australia appears to show cruel treatment of unwanted dairy claves being sent for slaughter.
Campaign news

Animal cruelty charges laid on 'pig bashing' abattoir

Tue 22 January 2013, 12:00am
Tue 22 Jan '13
by Kate Carey (Aus Food News)
The Hawkesbury Valley Meat Processors in western Sydney and one of its former employees have been charged with animal cruelty following heinous footage revealed recently.
Campaign news

Laverton knackery worker defends hitting, slaying of horses

Thu 13 December 2012, 12:00am
Thu 13 Dec '12
by Goya Dmytryshchak and Nick Toscano (Wyndham Star Weekly)
A WORKER at a Laverton knackery accused of inhumane treatment of animals says the horses are either ‘‘unwanted or dangerous’’ and are being ‘‘killed the...
Campaign news

Slaughter of horses causes outrage

Thu 13 December 2012, 12:00am
Thu 13 Dec '12
by Richard Willingham (The Age)
Allegations of inhumane slaughter of horses at a western suburbs knackery have sparked outrage and prompted the Melbourne and Werribee Open Range zoos to source...
General news

Activists return to Wally's Piggery

Tue 13 November 2012, 12:00am
Tue 13 Nov '12
by Aussie Farms
A few days ago, activists returned to Wally's Piggery. For the moment, the farrowing sheds are empty - there are no sows or piglets on...
General news

Statement from Desmond Sibraa, Barrister and former meat inspector for the Federal and NSW governments

Mon 27 August 2012, 12:00am
Mon 27 Aug '12
by Aussie Farms
The Meat Industry Authority, that had its functions transferred to the NSW Food Authority, paid attention to Wally's Pig Farm [in around 1984]. An inspector attended...
General news

Wally's Not a One-off: Two More Piggeries Exposed

Fri 10 August 2012, 12:00am
Fri 10 Aug '12
by Aussie Farms
This week more undercover footage was obtained from two abusers in NSW: Allain's piggery in Blakney Creek NSW, just an hour north of Wally's, and...
General news

Wally was tipped off the day before the investigation

Sat 4 August 2012, 12:00am
Sat 4 Aug '12
by Aussie Farms
During the investigation yesterday by the police, the RSPCA, the Animal Welfare League and the Food Authority, Wally admitted that he had been sent the...
General news

Website launched

Fri 3 August 2012, 12:00am
Fri 3 Aug '12
by Aussie Farms
Website for the 'Australian Pig Farming: Inside Story' campaign was launched, after footage and photographs were obtained from within Wally's Piggery NSW.
General news

Animal Liberation Undercover Investigation Leads to Raid on Wally's Piggery by police, animal welfare inspectors, and the NSW Food Authority

Fri 3 August 2012, 12:00am
Fri 3 Aug '12
by Aussie Farms
Shocking evidence of brutal animal abuse and horrific slaughter exposes pig industry's hidden crimes.
Campaign news

Multiple deficiencies uncovered in NSW abattoirs

Fri 18 May 2012, 12:00am
Fri 18 May '12
by Kelly Burke (Sydney Morning Herald)
Animal welfare breaches have been uncovered in all 10 of the state's red meat abattoirs, a government review has found.
Campaign news

Piggy in the middle

Thu 22 March 2012, 12:00am
Thu 22 Mar '12
by Sue Neales (The Australian)
Colin Giles is adamant he has done nothing wrong. Nor does the 71-year-old Gippsland abattoir owner think he is cruel or inhumane. But that is...
Campaign news

Sydney abattoir re-opens under strict conditions and supervision

Fri 9 March 2012, 12:00am
Fri 9 Mar '12
by NSW Food Authority (Department of Primary Industries)
The suspension on Hawkesbury Valley Meat Processors' licence has been lifted by the NSW Food Authority, allowing it to recommence operations at its facility in...
Campaign news

Abattoir shut down over cruelty concerns

Fri 10 February 2012, 12:00am
Fri 10 Feb '12
by Steve Cannane (ABC)
A northern Sydney abattoir has been forced to close after footage emerged showing animals being beaten before their slaughter.
Campaign news

Horror video of abattoir cruelty revealed

Fri 10 February 2012, 12:00am
Fri 10 Feb '12
by Tim Vollmer (The Daily Telegraph)
ALL abattoirs in NSW will have their operations reviewed by the state government after a video revealed shocking animal cruelty at a western Sydney slaughterhouse.
Campaign news

Covert evidence of cruelty halts abattoir

Fri 10 February 2012, 12:00am
Fri 10 Feb '12
by Jen Rosenberg and Ben Cubby (Sydney Morning Herald)
A Sydney abattoir has stopped slaughtering and faces closure and prosecution after hidden-camera footage of chilling animal cruelty emerged.
Campaign news

Cruelty video: 'rogue' abattoir checked four times in a year

Fri 10 February 2012, 12:00am
Fri 10 Feb '12
by Josephine Tovey (Sydney Morning Herald)
The Hawkesbury abattoir shut down following the release of shocking animal cruelty footage had been checked by the government regulator four times last year but...
Campaign news

Abattoir shut down

Sat 26 November 2011, 12:00am
Sat 26 Nov '11
by (The Age)
An abattoir in Gippsland has been shut down after allegations of cruelty to pigs was upheld by the state's slaughterhouse regulator.
Campaign news

Gippsland abattoir shut amid animal cruelty claims

Fri 25 November 2011, 12:00am
Fri 25 Nov '11
by Peter Mickelburough (News.com.au)
A Gippsland abattoir has been shut by state authorities following a shocking video of alleged animal cruelty.
General news

Prices give piggeries a leg-up

Tue 23 June 2009, 12:00am
Tue 23 Jun '09
by Paula Thompson (Good Fruit & Vegetables)
As the pig industry prepares to commemorate the centenary of stud breeding in Australia, pig producers are still smiling, thanks to handy prices over the...
General news

Good times return for Aust pig producers

Mon 29 December 2008, 12:00am
Mon 29 Dec '08
by Paula Thompson (Farm Weekly)
Murray Bridge producer Greg Davis, south-east of Adelaide, SA, had to tighten his belt to get through the industry's tough time, when low prices and...
General news

Seasonal price rises rescue pig farmers

Wed 24 December 2008, 12:00am
Wed 24 Dec '08
by Asa Wahlquist (The Australian)
PIG farmers able to stick out the tough times of the past two years are now reaping price rises of 50 per cent.