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Horrible Tail Docking Video Spurs Call for Ban

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Tags: New York tail docking farm animal welfare.

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Europe's Pig Industry Mad about Undercover Investigation

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Compassion in World Farming led an undercover investigation that showed illegal tail docking and poor attempts at pig enrichment on factory farms, in violation of EU law. Tags: europe tail docking pigs factory farm agribusiness. Now the pig industry is mad and claiming bias ( scroll down in article.)

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Investigation Reveals Cruel Treatment of Pigs in Europe

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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 48 farms, farmers had cut the tails off pigs to stop them biting each other, despite EU rules restricting tail-docking.

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New Podcast Uploaded for 01/30/10

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In this week's podcast ending January 30, 2010: **A Mercy for Animals video spurs calls for a ban on tail docking in the State of New York; **Animal rights activists try to stop construction of a bullfighting ring in Beijing; **A PETA protestor gets a pie in the face for protesting against the Canadian seal hunt; **And legislation is proposed in China (..)

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Some Good News In NJ Farm Animals Case

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While the decision did not ban any procedure or practice, β€œthe Court further held that tail docking could not be considered humane, and [that] mutilations without anesthesia including castration, de-beaking and de-toeing could not be considered humane without some specific requirements to prevent pain and suffering,” the article notes.

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Animal Advocates' Successes Have Factory Farmers Running Scared

Animal Ethics

Referring to battery-cage confinement, gestation-crate confinement, veal-crate confinement, and unanesthetized mutilations (including branding, castration, debeaking, tooth pulling, and tail docking) as "Acceptable Handling Practices" does not make those practices morally acceptable or humane.

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Meat, Cancer, and the Cumulative Case for Ethical Vegetarianism

Animal Ethics

In addition, the animals are subjected to excruciating mutilations – including branding, dehorning, debeaking, tooth pulling, tail docking, and castration – all performed without anesthesia. The noxious fumes from the accumulated urine and feces cause lung problems in many of the animals.