Toys for Pigs

By Penny Lawlis - Animal Care Specialist, OMAF, Canada - A European Commission welfare ruling stipulates that pigs must have "...permanent access to a sufficient quantity of material to enable proper investigation and manipulation activities, such as straw, hay, wood, sawdust, mushroom compost, peat." This ruling became law in the UK in January 2003. British farmers had 90 days to supply toys for pigs or face stiff fines of up to one thousand pounds or three months in jail.
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