Animal rights group releases shocking footage from inside a pig slaughterhouse as activists reveal plans to target BACON festival weekend
- Animal Liberation Queensland publishes a shocking vision of a Queensland slaughterhouse
- The activist group said they will target Kingaroy’s BaconFest this weekend
- He said he would show footage of slaughterhouses from across Queensland at the festival
A confrontational video shared by a group of animal rights activists appears to show slaughterhouse workers engaging in animal abuse in the pork industry.
Animal Liberation Queensland (ALQ) released drone footage on Friday of what is believed to be a large Queensland pig slaughterhouse, which has been flagged for animal cruelty since the vision was taken on June 8.
The aerial view shows workers allegedly hitting and kicking the pigs before one of the animals was cut with a knife, causing it to squirt blood.
A confrontational video shared by animal rights activist group Animal Liberation Queensland appears to show footage they say highlights animal abuse in the pig industry
Kingaroy is hosting BaconFest (pictured) from August 19 to August 21 in what festival organizers describe as a ‘three-day food festival in Queensland’s beautiful South Burnett celebrating the versatility of bacon and putting Aussie pork center stage ”
The release of the video comes as the annual BaconFest kicks off in a rural Queensland town.
Kingaroy is hosting BaconFest from August 19-21 in what festival organizers describe as a “three-day food festival in Queensland’s beautiful South Burnett celebrating the versatility of bacon and putting Aussie pork center stage”.
Thousands of people are expected to attend the event in what is a generally quiet city, but are expected to be joined by unwanted guests in the form of militant protesters.
On Friday, the ALQ announced it would target the rural festival, driving mobile billboards across the city showing images of slaughterhouses from across Queensland
On Friday, the ALQ announced it would target the rural festival, driving mobile billboards across the city showing images of slaughterhouses from across Queensland.
ALQ campaign manager Amanda Holly told the Mail Mail she believed the Australian pig farming industry was hidden behind a “veil of secrecy”.
“By maintaining a lawful and peaceful presence in Kingaroy this weekend, our campaigners aim to shine a light on industry practices considered ‘standard’ despite the appalling harm to animals, people and the environment,” said Ms. Holly.
“We’ve flown drones over intensive factory farms located here, as well as in the Western Downs, Toowoomba, North Burnett, Fraser Coast, Scenic Rim and Goondiwindi areas.”
BaconFest organizers have been contacted by Daily Mail Australia for comment.