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Strathvean Piggery

Petition: Shut Down Strathvean Piggery

When you sign the petition, an email will be sent with the following letter along with your comment to these recipient(s):

Katrina Hodgkinson MP, Minister for Primary Industries

Dear [name],

I am writing to you in your capacity as the [position].

Information revealed recently from Aussie Farms' campaign against cruelty in the pork industry has alerted me to the inhumane practices being carried out at Navhold Pty Ltd's Strathvean Piggery in Tarcutta, NSW.

In the video footage captured by activists, I saw pregnant sows confined to tiny metal cages known as 'sow stalls', who, after giving birth, are moved to even smaller cages within 'farrowing crates'. In these hard-floored crates, piglets were found dead and dying. Older pigs were packed into small concrete pens.

I implore you to do all in your power to shut down Strathvean Piggery immediately.

[your comment]

Yours sincerely,
[your name], [your postcode]

Aussie Farms

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  1. 1318

    Leanne Berghuis Thu 4/1/18 2:00pm

    You have been presented with visions of TRUE DISGUSTING HORROR. You KNOW full well what goes on in these places.
    YOU are in a position to actually do something!
    Make a difference don't turn a deliberate blind eye like others in authority, DO SOMETHING!
    STAND UP For those innocent, unwilling beings.
    You have read countless horrified cries from the public whom are shocked and appalled about the whole disgusting industry.
    THANK GOODNESS For the activists who devotee their lives and risk so much to bring the truth to light!
    If EVERY consumer on the planet was to witness what really goes on in these places, millions upon millions would go vegan overnight.
    Only the crudest humans would condone this.
    The future will be Vegan, step by step, little by little the truth is being exposed. Will you stand with the innocents or will you stand with the murderers?

  2. 1306

    jennifer woolard Wed 15/2/17 4:55pm

    Shut down this concentration camp..only psychopaths could work here and own this facility.

  3. 1304

    Clive Riseam Mon 19/12/16 5:57pm

    It's a travesty when in this day and age, we let GREED and CRUELTY exist - perhaps the beneficiaries of the $s might want them and their families to spend their existence like that, that they are forcing on these animals - and absolute disgrace - boycott them for starters.

  4. 1302

    Lea McKiernan Mon 19/12/16 12:41pm

    How can any decent person be involved in this?

  5. 1299

    Michelle Cotterill Wed 7/12/16 8:46pm

    Stop this cruelty!

  6. 1298

    Christine Jones Wed 9/11/16 10:20pm

    I was one of a small number of people allowed to see inside a rural piggery. The farmer made every effort to improve the quality of the pigs' lives. Initiatives included ensuring the pens were clean and airy, giving the pigs items to chew and play with, making sure they had space to move, and playing soft music, which they definitely enjoyed. They even had preferences as to what sort of music they liked, and would react differently to different types. Compared to this, large intensive factory farms are just horrible. You wouldn't wish that sort of life on your worst enemy. They've got to go.

  7. 1286

    Spyridoula Gerolymatou Thu 14/4/16 4:47am

    We don't need meat industry anymore. Enough!!

  8. 1284

    Linda Quelch Mon 11/4/16 7:47am

    Please help end this cruelty

  9. 1277

    Denis Boukhvalov Tue 5/1/16 11:44pm

    What if you, the people who slaughter the poor and helpless pigs, where in- humanly slaughtered like that?! How would you feel?! Would you still like that job?! You people who kills these poor and helpless pigs are monsters and you have no harts. God and people please save these little pigs!🐷🐽

  10. 1275

    Mitchell Parkinson Thu 17/12/15 10:23am

    Pigs have extremely complex emotions - they experience similar stress when being separated from their partner as humans do - and are having to suffer hearing the screams from inside the gas chamber. They scrabble desperately to escape.
    The footage shows a clearly disabled pig, unable to walk into a gas chamber, repeatedly prodded with an electric goad before a frustrated abattoir worker jumps into the run and kicks it twice.
    I believe everyone who eats pork should watch this film. If they are unmoved then fine, continue to eat pork, otherwise STOP, or at the very least make sure you know the supplier has eared and killed the animals in the lost humane ways possible.

  11. 1270

    Scott Miles Wed 25/11/15 8:48pm

    This is disgusting and if anyone had any scrap of morals or dignity, they would put an end to this barbaric treatment of a fellow earth dweller.

  12. 1268

    Jezebel Leto Mon 23/11/15 5:50pm

    Please stop this madness!

  13. 1267

    Ralph Graham Mon 23/11/15 3:32pm

    Rising awareness shows killing animals to be unnecessary, highly inefficient ( for producing protein) , and downright inhumane. The cruelty in this piggery is unjustifiable and degrading to good people.

  14. 1264

    Layra xavier Mon 23/11/15 11:15am

    Animal cruelty, I can't stand it. Go Vegan!

  15. 1256

    Adriana Bellemans Sat 21/11/15 7:54pm

    Please cease this cruelty. it's time to think outside the box & come up with new things to farm that are sustainable & don't involve the taking of lives.

  16. 1254

    Mitchell Parkinson Sat 21/11/15 6:51pm

    Please please stop this cruelty and have some compassion in your heart!

  17. 1250

    Melissa Jane hall Sat 21/11/15 4:46pm

    stop this madness, there is no need for this cruelty

  18. 1238

    Renata Halpin Sat 21/11/15 7:09am

    I find it so sad that we have to sign petitions to ask humans to stop being cruel to animals, but here I am. If you are reading this, watch Lucent and stop buying products that cause the need for these farmers to breed and kill these beautiful animals. Open your hearts. Animals need our help. how we are treating them is wrong, and with knowledge comes RESPONSIBILITY.

  19. 1236

    Anonymous Sat 21/11/15 6:31am

    Respect all lives.

  20. 1221

    Maria Mitchell Fri 20/11/15 10:15pm

    We have no right to inflict a life of misery and suffering on innocent living beings. It's time to evolve!

  21. 1219

    Samantha Hall Fri 20/11/15 10:08pm

    I am vehemently opposed to the abhorent torture of these highly intellegent, sentient, loving, innocent, helpless creatures who are at the mercy of humans choice of treatment inflictent upon them - please please have mercy on these beautiful animals and allow them to live the life they were put on this earth to do, to love and nurture their babies, and have a fear free and pain free existence - they are NO different to your pet dog or cat and deserve the same respect and protection. Humans have NO right to exploit them to simply satisfy their tastebuds. Most people eat "meat" only because most people eat meat - this is a rapidly decreasing trend, thank God. It is 2015 and time to EVOLVE to behave like the so called superior intelliget beings that we proport to be

  22. 1218

    Seaan Winchester Fri 20/11/15 9:55pm

    Vegan For LIFE


    Banish this hell from our green Earth!

  23. 1214

    Paul Bauman Fri 20/11/15 7:19am

    When I started to become soft on baby pigs as we all have on puppies, I vowed never again to eat bacon nor pork.
    Now imagine the piggery as the Warsaw Ghetto. Is this how we want the animal family lives to live by?

  24. 1209

    Suzanne Jump Tue 18/8/15 4:07am

    These are living beings and they are living in appallingly unacceptable conditions. They deserve to have a life.

  25. 1207

    Christine Ashby Sun 12/7/15 9:14pm

    There is no reason anyone needs to submit animals to torture. Especially when they have never caused harm to anyone else. How is it you can allow the torture of these beautiful innocent creatures who have the capacity to feel complex emotions yet criminals don't get subjected to this? There is something wrong with you if you think this is acceptable. You are the true criminal. If this type of abuse was conducted on a human or a animal that was classed as a pet i.e. a dog or cat that person would go to prison. How then is this justifiable when it comes to farmed animals? I hope you are plagued from all the ghosts of the animals you have subjected to torture

  26. 1206

    Kerry Cossins Tue 7/7/15 7:27pm

    I have now ceased eating all animal products due to the cruelty involved in how they are treated (mistreated). If companies cannot accept and do the right thing, then I will be part of the solution in solving the animal cruelty issue. Have a heart people, we are all in this world together. If companies cannot manage how animal are treated, then if there is no demand, change will have to occur. Nothing can be gained from cruelty

  27. 1202

    Amber Jarvis Fri 22/5/15 10:35am

    Katrina, I implore you to do all in your power to shut down Strathvean Piggery immediately.
    What I see is piglets found dead and dying and animals being treated so cruelly. DO SOMETHING NOW!!

  28. 1201

    andrew leach Wed 20/5/15 3:25am

    Just can't believe this still goes on

  29. 1200

    Anonymous Sun 17/5/15 6:38pm

    Please shut this facility down. This is animal abuse plain and simple, it should not be occurring in the 21st century!

  30. 1198

    Anita Skewes Tue 14/4/15 2:09pm

    Compassion for all living beings:)

  31. 1189

    Mell Lintern Sat 3/1/15 10:20am

    Appalling and disgraceful!!!

  32. 1187

    Shanon Bell Wed 24/12/14 1:19am

    Pigs have the same level of intelligence as a 6 year old child. Australia would not allow a human to be treated in this disgustingly cruel manner yet we allow it in piggeries? Animals feel pain, suffer from stress and experience fear just the same as us. Make Australia a kinder country and put these cruel companies out of business! Be remembered for doing the RIGHT thing.

  33. 1181

    Jenny Kyng Mon 15/12/14 1:22am

    The cruelty and abuse that takes place in this piggery and others as part of normal standard practice is absolutely disgusting and utterly indefensible morally. The animals lives terrible lives and die in terror and in pain. These creatures are sentient beings. They feel pain, fear, horror and, like all mammals, grief. It is the height of ignorance and barbarity to assume that it is OK to treat sentient beings as if they were merely bits of machinery simply because they are animals. We too are animals. What outrage would we feel if a supposedly superior being treated us in this way? If we can treat animals like this then we can also treat our fellow humans appallingly, simply by designating them inferior.

  34. 1178

    Wendy Frere Sat 13/12/14 1:15pm

    The intelligence and empathy of pigs have been established for a long time. It's criminal the way they're treated in most piggeries. These needlessly cruel practices must be stopped immediately.

  35. 1175

    Julie Ardill Thu 11/12/14 8:42pm

    This cannot continue. What a horror existence. Why are we not doing anything? ????

  36. 1174

    Deanna Wiley Thu 11/12/14 12:00pm

    I write this is absolute utter disgust and a heavy heart on behalf of the mistreated animals all over Australia

    This farm needs to be shut down completely and the owner and managers all charged to never work in this industry ever again ensuring they do not open up again under any other name!

    If there is one thing you can do with your power you have is to help those who are helpless then please do this, not only will you earn some respect of those who are animal activists you will also be seen by the public as having a heart and good intentions.

    It is 2014 we should be moving forward as a nation and society not moving backwards and all becoming less aware of what is happening around us and careless.

    It is such a harsh reality that this is now seen as acceptable.

    Stop this now!

  37. 1169

    Mathieu Hulliger Mon 1/12/14 6:57am

    I was shocked to see such conditions! Pigs deserve better! They are human beeing. Probably smarter then the owners of this shit-hole!
    Australia should be ashamed of place like this...!

    It's time you freaking do something!

  38. 1168

    Michelle Stanvic Sun 30/11/14 10:01am

    How can you allow these practices to continue?? You are monsters!

  39. 1167

    Sharon Koh Sat 29/11/14 8:24pm

    How can people commit such cruelty and be allowed to do so??

  40. 1159

    Kim Webster Sat 15/11/14 8:28pm

    The appalling conditions these animals endure everyday is really happening and not speculation. Your help is needed. Housing and breeding pigs this way is cruel and wrong

  41. 1158

    rose gallant Wed 5/11/14 2:16pm

    Please shut down this hell hole, and prosecute the offenders.

  42. 1152

    Anna Franklin Thu 30/10/14 8:54am

    Shame, shame shame on people who can put a stop to this!!!

  43. 1150

    Anonymous Wed 8/10/14 2:43pm

    Please close this down

  44. 1148

    antonio gargiulo Sat 27/9/14 5:22pm

    E' molto crudele

  45. 1141

    Donna Dixon Sat 13/9/14 12:39pm

    Please shut this horrible place down.

  46. 1134

    Suzie Politis Fri 12/9/14 8:46pm

    It is just cruel to treat animals like this.

    Please shut this farm down, send a message that we will not tolerate animal cruelty.

  47. 1129

    Ros Ellis Fri 12/9/14 1:48pm

    Disgraceful & shameful!

  48. 1123

    Avis Blanche Fri 12/9/14 10:57am

    For a civilised society to subject animals to this is shameful!

  49. 1122

    Stephanie Herbert Fri 12/9/14 9:32am

    Please shut down these horrible places!

  50. 1116

    ana nieto bey Fri 12/9/14 6:00am

    Esto es incomprensible e
    indignante. Basta de creueldad

  51. 1114

    Lesly Johnson Fri 12/9/14 5:54am

    Please, please make this stop! For the love of God, there's just no excuse.

  52. 1105

    Tracey Grace Fri 12/9/14 2:51am

    Please do all you can to end this dreadful suffering.

  53. 1100

    Ingrid Mallory Fri 12/9/14 1:26am

    so wrong and cruel

  54. 1094

    Ven zan Fri 12/9/14 12:24am

    This is inhumane.

  55. 1087

    Jennifer Squire Thu 11/9/14 11:26pm

    Why are people ok with treating other living things in such a barbaric way???

  56. 1085

    Anonymous Thu 11/9/14 11:09pm

    What kind of people are these?
    Inhumane treatment to living things.


  57. 1082

    Jacqueline Stepien Thu 11/9/14 10:56pm

    Stop this barbarism

  58. 1070

    Kirsty Aldom Thu 11/9/14 9:58pm

    Just horrific you wouldn't live like that why expect them to. Factory farming is evil it's not what I would call farming a lazy way of farming to. Happy and healthy running around freely.

  59. 1068

    Kirrily stewart Thu 11/9/14 9:25pm

    This is disgusting and any other kind of Buisness in this state would be shut down for good

  60. 1064

    Anonymous Thu 11/9/14 9:15pm


  61. 1063

    Emma cox Thu 11/9/14 9:09pm

    Please stop this

  62. 1060

    Marianne Juhler Thu 11/9/14 9:04pm

    treat others the way you ant to be treated yourself

  63. 1046

    Nancy Elder Wed 23/7/14 8:15pm

    We must act to stop this cruelty, it is inhumane, disgusting and has no place in the 21st century.

  64. 1038

    Michelle Cheiney Mon 30/6/14 4:14am


  65. 1036

    Lisa Galway Sun 29/6/14 2:01pm

    Meat is murder - stop killing animals for food, skins, furs, medicinal and product testing.

  66. 1034

    Patricia Hughes Sun 29/6/14 10:04am


  67. 1027

    João Miguel Ferreira Fri 27/6/14 4:13am


  68. 1021

    Monica Odgers Thu 26/6/14 7:58am

    "The moral progress of a nation can be measured in how it treats its animals" -- Mahatma Gandhi. Humans must strive to be compassionate caregivers, protectors and stewards of the planet and its beings. Helping not harming. To create an environment where all sentient beings are treated with compassion and respect. Never to die needlessly or cruelly. These vulnerable, innocent, sensitive beings have the right to live “cruelty-free” in peace.

  69. 1020

    Johanna Tunks Wed 25/6/14 7:27pm

    Animals must no be kept this way. Stop this cruelty now!

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