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Species: pigs

Pig Sentience

Examples from the scientific literature of the many impressive ways that pigs display their sentiency.

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Lack of compliance with the Pigs Directive continues

Dossier of photos from the pig sector’s own publications showing that many pigs continue to suffer illegal and inhumane conditions 11 years after the EU Pigs Directive came into…

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Compendium: the complete guide to pigs

Collection of resources about pigs and how they are farmed. Find out about the life of a sow from birth to slaughter, welfare issues and key statistics.

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FVO Reports on Failure to Enforce Pigs directive

Reports by the Food and Veterinary Office that show failure to enforce Council Directive 2008/120/EC laying down minimum standards for the protection of pigs

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Providing Enrichment for pigs

 Briefing examining enrichment for pigs

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Pig Farming in the EU

Briefing examining pig farming in the EU.

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Complying with the Pigs Directive

Guidance on compliance with the protection of pigs directive.

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Welfare of Pigs in the European Union

Report on the welfare of pigs in the EU in relation to current legislation and enforcement.

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Pig Welfare

Position paper on the welfare of pigs.

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Practical Alternatives to Sow Stalls in EU

Case studies of good alternative housing systems for breeding sows in the France, Netherlands and UK.

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