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DG Health and Food Safety
End Pig Pain
Essere Animali has released a new investigation that documents the cruel procedures that more than 9 million pigs endure on Italian factory farms. The release of the investigation also coincides with the launch of a campaign with a petition, #SOSpigs.
ESSERE ANIMALI: #SOSpig campaign
10 April 2019
In violation of the Pigs Directive 2008/120/EC, tail-docking is still routinely carried out in all European Union’s Member States, with the exception of Sweden and Finland.
DG Sante report: almost 100% of pigs in Italy are routinely tail-docked
1 October 2018
Today’s shocking footage evidences the brutal and consistent reality of pigs raised for some of the most highly-priced pork products around the globe – Parma and other Italian speciality hams including San Daniele.
Six shocking investigations reaffirm systematic cruel and unlawful practices in Parma ham production
26 March 2018