Below are key FREE downloadable PDF reports that provide authoritative information on raising pigs in a higher welfare way. Whether you wish to practice natural pig farming, free range or pig raising systems based on a factory farming mentality the information in the reports below will give you the knowledge to make informed decisions about how to maximise your pig welfare.
Essential reading! This is an excellent resource with lots of
photographs that tells you in a clear, easy to understand way all
aspects of pig behavior, what their welfare needs are and how best you
can raise pigs in a way that respects their natures. .
Highly recommended! Watch
this short 25 minute film that shows how the natural behavior of pigs
is thwarted in intensive pig farming and what practical methods of
higher welfare pig farming can do to respect pigs core needs. Includes
interviews with farmers, scientists, supermarket buyer and a
A must read. This landmark report by the European Union Scientific Veterinary Committees report 'The Welfare of Intensively Kept Pigs' tells you pretty much everything you need to know about what is wrong with the way the majority of pigs are raised today and what needs to be done to improve the welfare situation of pigs. It looked at 1000?s of scientific studies on pig behavior and conditions in factory farms to recommend fundamental changes to the way pigs are intensively farmed. This is a must read for anyone raising pigs.
This Scientific Opinion on the welfare aspects of the castration of piglets report by the Scientific Panel on Animal Health and Welfare examines the effect of castration on piglets and explores ways in which piglets welfare can be improved.