Pigs are the most protected farmed animals in Britain - on paper. Our laws prohibit caging pigs in tiny sow stalls, routine mutilations like tail docking and tooth clipping, and keeping pigs in barren pens that deny their natural behaviours. Yet these practices are still common on British pig farms.
Consumers are constantly told to ‘Buy British’ for higher welfare, yet our laws governing pig welfare - some nearly two decades old - are routinely violated and neither the government, retailers nor Red Tractor are taking enough action to stop it. It’s scandalous!
Animal Equality’s latest investigation reveals the extremely cruel practices that continue on British pig farms despite long-standing welfare laws prohibiting them:
The government and retailers must stop turning a blind eye and start protecting pigs from the most extreme factory farming practices.