Pig breeding code criticised as cruel

AUSTRALIA - Animal welfare advocates say a proposed code for the breeding of pigs does not go far enough to protect the animals from cruelty.
calendar icon 5 June 2006
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Professor Peter Singer from the University of Melbourne says current laws allow producers to keep sows in stalls so small they cannot turn around for months at a time.

Professor Singer says the Federal Government is currently seeking public comment on the proposed code, which would keep pigs in the stalls for six weeks.

He says it is a small improvement, but it would still leave Australia lagging far behind other countries in limiting the use of stalls.

Source: abc news online

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