Activists occupy rooftop of Adelaide slaughterhouse
Activists from three states have converged this morning on the Strathalbyn abattoir, occupying the
rooftop with large banners and protesting outside the entrance. The action, coordinated by animal
rights organisations Adelaide Animal Save and Aussie Farms, follows the release last month of
hidden camera footage captured inside the facility (www.strathmeats.com), depicting the drowning
of pigs in a scalding tank, frequent poor stunning of pigs, sheep and cattle, and other abject cruelty
considered “standard” in the animal agriculture industry.
The protest aims to draw attention not just to this particular footage, but to the inherent cruelty of
the industry and the myth of humane, ethical slaughter. Since 2011, a total of 19 slaughterhouses
across Australia have been exposed for animal cruelty by hidden cameras, all visible at
This industry has hidden in secrecy for too long.
Consumers have a right to know what they’re paying for when they purchase meat, dairy and egg
products. Hidden camera footage has proven to be the only alternative to the happy imagery and
feel-good buzzwords forced on them daily through clever marketing. The reality behind the neatly
packaged products on supermarket shelves is the brutal slaughter of an animal who desperately
didn’t want to die.
Today, we’re here to bear witness to this reality – we plan to remain on the rooftop until the day’s
slaughter has concluded, or until we’re allowed by management to enter the facility with cameras. #wewillrisetogether #strathmeats #adelaide