Progress Report: Castration of Pigs in the EU

EU - For centuries, surgical castration has been performed on pig farms across Europe. Until recently, the procedure was performed without the use of anaesthesia or analgesia. But now, the EU has proposed an outright ban on surgical castration, effective 1 January, 2018. While some member states have taken great steps in the right direction, progress in other countries has been slow or non-existent, writes Melanie Epp for The Pig Site.
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