Grange

Rearing pigs with intact tails in the EU: progress remains slow, but Commission increases pressure on member states

Photo credits: © Dyrevernalliansen The first meeting at DG SANTE of the pig welfare sub-group of the European Platform on Animal Welfare took place on 26 November in GRANGE (Directorate F). The meeting was followed on 27-28 November by a full program of updates and workshops, involving Member States and invited stakeholders, dedicated to the […]

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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 […]

End Pig Pain Andrzej Skowron

One million citizens say EU must stop tolerating pig mutilations as cover-up for broken farming system

Photo credits: Andrzej Skowron The European pig industry routinely flouts welfare laws and public opinion in pursuit of higher profits while member states continuously turn a blind eye. Eurogroup for Animals and a million citizens urge the European Commission to break this vicious circle. — With the unprecedented 16-month pan-European campaign ‘EndPigPain’, Eurogroup for Animals and […]

ParmaHam

Six shocking investigations reaffirm systematic cruel and unlawful practices in Parma ham production

>> FOR JOURNALISTS – Download background info <<   Today’s shocking footage evidences the brutal and consistent reality of pigs raised for some of the most highly-priced pork products around the globe – Parma and other Italian speciality hams including San Daniele. Most consumers are unaware of the deplorable conditions in which millions of pigs are […]

Pig castration

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, […]