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Government to Review English Pig Industry

by 5m Editor
21 July 2008, at 10:31am

UK - The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee is to undertake a short inquiry into the English pig industry.

The questions the committee will ask include what is wrong with the pig industry in England, are domestic pig welfare standards a principal reason that English producers have problems competing with those outside the UK, what could supermarkets and the hospitality industry do to alleviate the pressure on the domestic pig industry and Can the Government do more to support the industry?

BPEX and NPA Chairman Stewart Houston said: “This is brilliant news and is a hugely important opportunity to put forward our case. An important part of the Pigs Are Worth It campaign has been to alert Parliament to the problems of the pig industry.”

5m Editor