Investigation Reveals Cruel Treatment of Pigs in Europe
DECEMBER 22, 2008
Investigators from Compassion in World Farming found 80 per cent of farms across five European countries engaging in illegal practices such as barren pens and routine tail-docking. In one of the biggest undercover inquiries into pig-farming, CIWF visited 60 farms across five big pork-producing states, Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, Hungary and Britain. In 48 farms, farmers had cut the tails off pigs to stop them biting each other, despite EU rules restricting tail-docking.