Tasmanian Times


Pig cruelty case adjourned


An animal cruelty case against a Tasmanian pig farmer has been adjourned until August.

Gary William Oliver was charged with five counts of cruelty, after an animal activist trespassed on to his Winnaleah piggery in March.

Emma Haswell contacted police after allegedly finding pigs with open wounds, maggot infestations and no fresh water.

Oliver’s company Longerenong Livestock supplies pork to the large supermarket chain Woolworths.

Woolworths is continuing to deal with the producer, but is visiting the farm every fortnight.


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  1. Maddie

    June 30, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    #1 crud: No. This mustn’t be allowed to “slip under the radar”. This cruel method of producing food has got to stop! I hope Against Animal Cruelty keep up the pressure. I’d like to know why the case was adjourned – sounds a bit like the Pitts Poultry cruelty case. The whole thing makes me very angry and I wish I knew what I could do about it. Trouble is, many people don’t care so keep buying the product so the inhumane practices continue. I would never eat pork or anything pig related because it’s very difficult to ascertain where it has been produced and how that producer operates. Neither would I purchase “cage” eggs or chickens unless I’m certain they’re free range. If only everybody would do the same thing, the market would create changes in production methods.
    As things stand, the animals suffer.

  2. crud

    June 30, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    this will all slip under the radar,not a peep out of pathetic lewy.woolworths will make sure it is all silenced,business as usual.dont buy pork,simple.

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