More than 100 animal liberation activists stormed a piggery at the weekend following claims of animal mistreatment.
The protesters from Animal Liberation Queensland put Glasshouse Country Farms, in Beerburrum, in lockdown on Sunday morning after they entered the pigs’ enclosure.
The protest was a response to footage leaked by the organisation from inside the farm several weeks ago.
A 100-strong group of self-proclaimed animal liberation activists stormed a piggery following claims of animal mistreatment
The activists can be seen donning T-shirts with the words ‘meat the victims’
Activists say the leaked footage shows pigletes being thrown across the room and an adult pig being killed in a laneway.
According to Animal Liberation Queensland, the footage was reported to authorities who replied they were ‘unable to provide information regarding animal welfare complaints due to privacy laws.’
The activists can be seen donning T-shirts with the words ‘meat the victims’ during Sunday’s protest.
A further 70 activists held a protest outside the farm while the lockdown took place inside.
Leah Doellinger, from ALQ, broadcast a live Facebook video from inside the piggery, during which she appears visibly upset and can be heard saying: ‘We are in here with the victims and we’re not leaving.’
Ms Doellinger also said: ‘This kind of resistance aims to oppose oppressive systems that have seen other animals be enslaved, exploited and harmed.’
‘This issue extends beyond animals who are used for food. We need to dismantle ideologies that have reduced animals to “things”.’
Activist Riley Hawkin from Queensland was present during the protest and told Daily Mail Australia: ‘Prisoners is the word that came to my mind when I saw the animals.’
‘We want to show a side of the industry that is hidden from the public behind closed doors.’
No arrests were made following the lockdown.
The unorthodox protest copped mixed reactions online.
One Facebook user commented: ‘SHARED. More people need to see the TRUTH!!!’
Others were less impressed. ‘Go do something that actually matters,’ one person wrote.
Daily Mail Australia have approached Glasshouse Country Farms for comment.
A further 70 activists held a protest outside the farm while the lockdown took place inside