NewsInspectors of EU animal welfare legislation work in a field where the inspectors have to be able to communicate with the economic operators. This is not only about compliance according to legislation but also about the background for the legislation, e.g. animal welfare needs of pigs.
NewsOnce a year, EURCAW-Pigs invites representatives of the pig supply chain, related professional organisations and civil society organisations to discuss and reflect on the Centre’s work programme and activities. These representatives form the so-called Reflection Board. Important outcome of the last meeting (held remotely via Teams on 26th of October 2021) was to collaborate on finding possible demonstrators of good and best practices and inspiring examples on how to deal with welfare requirements.
NewsIn a review, EURCAW-Pigs addresses the underlying scientific knowledge and key areas to focus on during welfare inspections related to on-farm euthanasia of suckling piglets. The necessity to euthanasia occurs particularly during this first period of the life of pigs.
NewsOn October 4 and 5, EURCAW-Pigs organised a first annual meeting for Competent Authorities and policy workers of EU Member States on pig welfare legislation. Aim of the meeting was to discuss obstacles and to answer questions that inspectors and other officials may encounter in their daily work.
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EURCAW-Pigs provides scientific and technical knowledge to Competent Authorities of EU member states and their support bodies, for the official controls on pig welfare requirements laid down in the European pig welfare legislation.
Gabriele Mörixmann, a German Farmer, shows in the video her active stall for fatteners, which provides different adequate enrichments. She is housing pigs with intact tails. The stall also provides a darkened lying area and hospital pens. In standard housings pigs live mostly in barren environments. One risk factor for tail biting is inadequate environmental enrichment. Environmental enrichment should provide possibilities for performing exploration, foraging and comfort behaviour.