EU: Castration without anaesthesia still common

Pig Progress, March 16, 2017
Less than a year before its own deadline, the pig industry in the European Union is still widely castrating without anaesthesia.

Several years ago, the European pig industry voluntarily opted to stop castration by 1 January 2018. Against the background of that ‘European declaration’, the directorate-general for Health and Food Safety (DG Santé) of the European Commission has commissioned a study to examine the state of play in the various European countries.  Click hear to read more.