End to sale of pigs castrated without sedation
Supermarkets in the Netherlands will stop selling meat from pigs that have
been castrated without sedation as from 2009.
This announcement was made on Wednesday by CBL, the
organisation of Dutch supermarkets.
Out of time
to the CBL, it is 'out of time to make piglets suffer like this'. Up until now
in the Netherlands, piglets were castrated to prevent boar taint in carcasses at
The proposal was favoured by the Dutch Party for the
Animals, that has two seats in Dutch Parliament.
CBL also announced
that there will also be certain requirements for sustainable and responsible
catching of fish.
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