We monitor farms, investigate complaints and tip-offs, and document animal abuse. Each time Farmwatch carries out an investigation into a farm or slaughterhouse we bring to light the institutionalised suffering humans inflict on animals every day.
Canterbury Pig Farm Investigation (March 2013)
In March this year, Farmwatch investigated a pig farm in Canterbury and documented the appalling conditions. Sows were confined in farrowing crates, unable to turn around and piglets were kept in concrete pens, covered in their own faeces. What we found is not uncommon on New Zealand pig farms and is completely legal. More ...