Sep 12, 2016
National Hog Farmer - One by one, food companies and retailers are announcing responsible sourcing standards for their suppliers. For the swine industry, eliminating gestation crates usually leads the list on animal welfare policies. Still hovering in the shadows, physical castration may just be the next big welfare issue. Since physical castration involves cutting and manipulating innervated tissues, the pig’s pain is the focus of the animal welfare discussion.
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