Stalling on sow stalls

You may recall what we discussed ten days ago about sows’ welfare on farms. It’s only a few more days now until sow stalls will become unlawful throughout Europe. But will this new law be enforced properly? If not, your delicious bacon or sausage, even the Pigs in Blankets on your Christmas table, might come from cruelly treated animals.

The National Farmers Union (NFU) urges us to beware meat cheats. If you prefer to buy British, at least until the sow stalls really have gone, NFU says you can shop by the Red Tractor symbol.

About argylesock

I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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7 Responses to Stalling on sow stalls

  1. Finn Holding says:

    I hope the stalls ban is policed properly. They’re barbarous! Thanks for the tip about the Red Tractor symbol.

  2. narf77 says:

    We have a similar thing happening here in Australia and in Tasmania sow stalls have been banned.

  3. Pingback: Eggs and bacon: no more battery cages, no more sow stalls | Science on the Land

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