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The Welfare of EU Sows in Close Confinement Stalls

 A report produced in the run-up to EU Directive (2001) banning sow stalls from 2013.

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Saving Their Bacon

Illustrated brochure produced in run-up to sow stall ban decision in Europe (2001), outlining cruelty of stalls, arguments for group housing with straw; also deals with farrowing…

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Brittle bones: Osteoporosis and the Battery Cage

Uses results from published scientific studies to show that confinement in battery cages prevents hens from exercising their limbs and is the main cause of hens suffering broken…

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Animal Organs in Humans

Describes in detail, using scientific and medical literature, how xenotransplants are unlikely to work in humans, and their potential for causing disease

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The Close Confinement of Irish Sows

Describes the damage to the health and welfare of sows kept in sow stalls.

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Modern Breeding Technologies & Farm Animal Welfare

Describes the health and welfare problems caused by selective breeding of cattle, chickens, turkeys and pigs, and reproductive methods such as artificial insemination (AI)…

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For their own good

Details the methods used and the pain and other welfare problems caused by tail-docking, the castration and teeth-clipping of pigs, mutilations of beaks of hens and turkeys…

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