Eurogroup for Animals calls the EU-citizens to help end torture of pigs

21 Σεπτεμβρίου 2017

Eurogroup for Animals urges everyone to support their campaign “End Pig Pain”, which aims to put an end on torture of pigs in the European Union. The goal is to collect 1 million signatures from European citizens to hand over to decision makers next year.

Millions of European piglets are painfully castrated, have their tails cut or burned off, and their teeth clipped or ground away. The End Pig Pain campaign calls on national agricultural ministers to stop the routine pain caused to pigs reared for meat in the EU, ensure the enforcement of the EU Pigs Directive, and ultimately support an EU ban on surgical castration by 2024. The campaign builds on the 2016 Eurobarometer survey, where 94 percent of European citizens believe that better protecting the welfare of farm animals is important.

Party for the Animals EU Member of Parliament Anja Hazekamp supports the End Pig Pain campaign

According to Dr. Elena Nalon, veterinarian and Farm Animals Programme Leader at Eurogroup for Animals:

“ Millions of European piglets still routinely suffer from unnecessary surgical procedures without pain relief. This goes against veterinary good practice, and in the case of tail docking and tooth clipping, it also goes against EU laws. Not to mention the barren conditions, the boredom, the misery that pigs endure in industrial farms during their lives. It’s time to admit that European animal welfare legislation is to all effects failing to protect farm animals. We need to change this system. Firstly, by enforcing existing laws, and secondly by reconsidering how we treat sentient beings in the farming industry. Now is the time for the EU to really show leadership.”

You can help the pigs by signing the petition here.