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DEUTSCHER TIERSCHUTZBUND: Germany plans to delay implementation of mandatory anaesthesia for piglets during castration

Photo credits: ©Dyrevernalliansen On October 1 the German coalition announced their disappointing decision to plan to delay mandatory anesthesia for piglets during castration, just three months before the measure’s supposed enforcement. As a consequence, more than 20 million piglets castrated without anesthesia every year in Germany will have to endure the suffering for another two […]

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Pig welfare crisis continues: European Declaration on alternatives to painful surgical castration fails to deliver

(Image credits: Compassion in World Farming) The European Declaration on alternatives to the surgical castration of pigs (aka the Brussels Declaration)[1] officially ended on 1 January 2018 and the compte rendu is discouraging for animal welfare. The Declaration was a voluntary agreement signed in 2010 by 33 stakeholders from the whole pork chain (including scientists, […]