A vegan activist has taken a hit at dairy farmers, comparing Australian abattoirs to Nazi gas chambers.
After hitting the headlines when he publicly targeted a young South Australian farmer last month, Joey Carbstrong took to Today on Tuesday morning to back up his claims.
“When you see abuse and cruelty happening to animals, it’s natural to have an emotional response,” the 33-year-old said. “The standard way we kill pigs in Australia is with a gas chamber. Exactly the same way Nazi’s killed Jews in World War II.”
He continued: “So we’re using gas chambers every single day, killing millions and millions of pigs and they’re screaming, begging for their lives in these gas chambers, how is that any different?”
Although Joey said he wasn’t in any way trying to attack dairy farmers, he claimed “through animal’s eyes dairy farmers aren’t good people”.
“I always look at things from the animal’s perspective,” he began. “They forcibly impregnate them every year, take their children away from them, they kill all the boys and when their milk production declines they send them to a slaughter house to be shot in the head and slashed across the throat.”
He then went on to claim third-generation farmer Casey Treloar, whose family’s farm in South Australia was forced to shutdown last month, had been indoctrinated into the industry and had exploited animals.
“I understand she’s been culturally programmed to be a dairy farmer… it’s been passed down traditionally,” Joey said. “But I always look at it through the eyes of the real victim who are the animals, the animals being exploited and turned into leather jackets. She can get another job, [but] those animals can’t get another life.”
It comes after Casey bid a tearful goodbye to the industry as her family’s farm struggled to get by amid the ongoing milk crisis. The third-generation farmer took to social media in February to share a heartbreaking post on the farm’s closure claiming one dollar supermarket milk prices contributed to its downfall.
While many sent messages of support to Casey, Joey appeared somewhat pleased that another farm had been forced to cease business and made his views clear in a Youtube video last month.
“What I found interesting is that she considered herself a cow person which is really bizarre seeing as all of those cows go to the slaughter house, the boy calves are all killed at a fraction of our lifespan, all separated, taken away from their mothers,” Joey said.