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EC Invites Opinions on Ending Boar Castration

27 May 2013

EU - A study and economic analysis of the costs and benefits of ending surgical castration of pigs have been initiated by the European Commission (EC).

The Directorate General for Health and Consumers (DG SANCO) of the European Commission has commissioned the Food Chain Evaluation Consortium (FCEC) to undertake a study of the costs and benefits for pig meat production when implementing alternatives to surgical castration of male pigs in view to estimate the costs and benefits of ending surgical castration of male pigs by 1 January 2018 in the European Union.

This questionnaire is targeted at key stakeholders, including veterinarians, national associations of pig breeders, pig producers, slaughterhouses, pig meat processors, retailers, animal welfare associations as well as other organisations, and competent authorities.

Contributions are considered very important.

Take the survey by clicking here.


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