07.09.2017 – Practical EU Guides to Good Practice for cattle, sheep, horses, pigs and poultry

Practical EU Guides to Good and Best Practice cattle, horses, pigs, poultry and sheep transport are available on the Animal Transport Guides website.

As slaughter, fattening, breeding and transport conditions in which animals are subject to vary, these guidelines provide practical advice for professionals to improve animal welfare.

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Motion for resolution on eliminating the practice of tail-docking of pigs

The European Parliament,
–  having regard to Rule 133 of its Rules of Procedure,
A.  whereas animal welfare associations have drawn attention to the practice of tail-docking in a number of pig farms, a practice which causes the animals a lot of pain since no anaesthetic is administered;
B.  whereas 25 million pigs are reared every year in France alone, primarily for their meat;
C.  whereas 95 % of pigs are kept in cramped and overcrowded buildings, on slatted floors or in confined conditions, and are not given proper space to lead a natural life;
D.  whereas these practices must, therefore, be abolished as a matter of urgency, especially given the existence of alternatives;
1.  Calls on the Commission to initiate a debate on how best to integrate the elimination of tail-docking of pigs into national animal welfare strategies.

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