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The complete gallery of photos and videos from all the slaughterhouses recently exposed for cruelty in Australia

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Riverside Meats VIC 2016 (short version)

Exposed by Animals Australia
Riverside Meats Abattoir, VIC 2016

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Riverside Meats VIC 2016 (long version)

Exposed by Animals Australia
Riverside Meats Abattoir, VIC 2016

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Gretna Quality Meats, Tasmania (long edit)

Gretna Quality Meats, TAS 2016

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Gretna Quality Meats, Tasmania (short edit)

Gretna Quality Meats, TAS 2016

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Gas chambers at the Australian Food Group Abattoir, Laverton VIC 2015

30 minutes of footage
Australian Food Group Abattoir, VIC 2016

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Gas chambers at the Diamond Valley Pork Abattoir, Laverton VIC 2015

60 minutes of footage
Diamond Valley Pork, VIC 2016

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Holding pens

Pigs are herded from the holding pens into the race
Benalla Abattoir, VIC 2016

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Electric prodder in the 'race'

Pigs are forced up the 'race' to the gas chamber by use of an electric prodder
Benalla Abattoir, VIC 2016

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Inside gondola of the gas chamber

Pigs are forced into a cage or 'gondola' which is then lowered into the carbon dioxide gas
Benalla Abattoir, VIC 2016

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Sticking and bleeding out

After pigs are tipped out of the gas chamber, their throats are cut and they are shackled and hoisted to drain their blood. Following this they are dropped into the scalding tank.
Benalla Abattoir, VIC 2016

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Scalding tank

Scalding tank
Benalla Abattoir, VIC 2016

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After scalding tank

After pigs are tipped out of the scalding tank
Benalla Abattoir, VIC 2016

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Blowtorch - processing of pigs

Hairs and skin are softened with a blowtorch and trimmed with a knife after pigs are removed from the scalding tank.
Benalla Abattoir, VIC 2016

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Gas chamber slaughter in Victoria, Australia (PigTruth)

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Diamond Valley Pork, VIC 2015

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Australian lambs slaughtered at Gathercole's Abattoir, Wangaratta VIC

Gathercole's Wangaratta Abattoir, VIC 2015

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Gas chamber for pigs at the Big River Pork abattoir, South Australia

Excessive prodder usage, forcing pigs into the gas chamber where they scream and thrash as they suffocate.
Big River Pork Abattoir, SA 2014

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Gas chamber at Big River Pork SA (long version)

Long version of the gas chamber footage at the Big River Pork pig slaughterhouse in South Australia. Excessive prodder usage, forcing pigs into the gas chamber where they scream and thrash as they suffocate.
Big River Pork Abattoir, SA 2014

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"Humane slaughter" at Corowa NSW abattoir

  • For context, the whole process is shown between 0:00 and 1:46 from the different angles. Pigs are herded into a cage within the gas chamber by an electric cattle prod. The cage door shuts behind them and they are lowered into the gas. Once the cage reaches the bottom of the chamber it comes back up the other side and tips the pigs out onto the shackling table, and the cage then returns to the original position. There are 5 or 6 cages in the chamber, each taking an average of 3 pigs at one time. Approximately 2000-3000 pigs are killed each day in this highly mechanised, impersonal manner.
  • Many different instances are shown of pigs suffocating within the chamber - these are taken from roughly one hour of footage. The footage of the rest of the day shows exactly the same suffering. They are clearly panicked; thrashing and screaming for air (some instances show this clearer than others).
  • Several instances are shown of pigs being forced into the gas chamber. Many more instances are available, most show excessive use of the electric prodder, and the clearly panicked reactions of the pigs who often will try to jump out of the race rather than go into the chamber where they can hear other pigs suffocating. A few incidents of note:
    • After one pig has tried several times to jump out, the worker uses the electric prodder on his face, then holds it inside his ear for 12 seconds while the pig screams.
    • The worker jabs the pig in the face with the electric prodder multiple times; the door to the chamber doesn’t even seem to be open as more pigs are shortly afterwards let into the room.
    • A large tumour/growth can be seen on the underside of a pig. These growths are seen many times in the footage of the shackling table, which has not yet been released.
    • A lame pig crawls into the room; it appears as though one or more legs may be broken or injured. Using the electric prodder the worker tries repeatedly to get him to enter the gas chamber, before jumping in, kicking him in the neck, and trying to push him in from behind. Eventually he gives up and tosses the pig aside. For the next 12+ minutes, the pig lies there getting trampled by the other pigs entering the chamber. Eventually the pig is forced into the chamber and dies like all the others.
    • After repeatedly trying to force a pig (out of view of the camera) to take the final steps into the gas chamber, the worker tries to force the door shut on him, but he escapes back out. The worker turns the prodder around and smacks the pig with the handle, then zaps him out of anger (the door to the chamber is closed).

Corowa Abattoir, NSW 2014

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Cruelty exposed at major Inghams abattoir

This graphic vision was filmed covertly over two weeks in early 2013 and shows workers bashing the birds as they are removed from cages and placed on the processing line.
Inghams Tahmoor Abattoir, NSW 2013

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Hidden camera dairy calf investigation

Filmed with hidden cameras and sent anonymously to Animals Australia
Riverside Meats Abattoir, VIC 2013

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Hidden horror at Laverton Knackery

Filmed by the Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses (CPR) in late 2012, edited by Animals Australia.
Laverton Knackery, VIC 2012

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Cruelty exposed at Hawkesbury Valley Abattoir

Animal Liberation NSW captured footage on CCTV at Hawkesbury Valley Abattoir between the dates of 13th and 20th January, 2012.
Hawkesbury Valley Meats, NSW 2012

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Final moments - stories from inside an Australian abattoir

Filmed with hidden cameras and sent anonymously to Animals Australia - LE Giles & Sons Abattoir, Trafalgar VIC
LE Giles & Sons Abattoir, VIC 2011

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