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Monday, January 19, 2009

Pig Castration in Europe - An Animal Welfare Concern

Ugh. They castrate piglets in Europe for sanitary purposes (to avoid taint in the meat), but the methods are not terribly humane.

This year, the European Commission will issue a research contract, worth up to €1 million for a study into alternatives to the castration of pigs and dehorning of cattle.

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