Menu

News

News
Once 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.
News
Council Regulation (EC) No 1099/2009 on the protection of animals at the time of killing requires that each pig arriving and handled at the slaughterhouse shall be spared any avoidable pain, distress and suffering. In a review, EURCAW-Pigs describes three relevant key areas to focus on during welfare inspections: arrival at the slaughterhouse, handling and moving in lairage, and comfort around resting in lairage pens.