New Pig Rules Need Care

Long, Jonathan
April 2003
Farmers Weekly;4/11/2003, Vol. 138 Issue 14, p35
Trade Publication
EU proposals for pig welfare rules are fine in theory, but care will need to be taken when they are interpreted into Great Britain's legislation to avoid reducing pig welfare. National Pig Association (NPA) regional manager Ian Campbell says current proposals, which will be debated by the Standing Committee of the European Convention for the Protection of Animals Kept for Farming Purposes, have admirable targets which the NPA is unopposed to. The proposals are placing visual barriers for pigs to hide behind, providing a solid floored lying area, using natural light in new buildings, prohibiting teeth clipping and allowing sows access to nesting material. Veterinarian David Chennells says while tooth grinding may be a more pig friendly technique, it is difficult to perform and time consuming.


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