Dutch pig journalist declared world's best
Pig journalist Marleen van Sleuwen (28), writing for Pig Progress'
Dutch sister magazine Boerderij, has won the Star Prize, awarded by
the international federation of agricultural journalists (IFAJ).
Van Sleuwen won the writing contest by supplying her article 'Less diseases
by culling'. Major aspects in the article are the economic and predominantly
ethical sides of euthanising feeble piglets.
jury appreciated the balanced approach of the controversial subject. Earlier
this year, Van Sleuwen won a prize issued by the Dutch association for agri- and
horticultural journalists for the same subject.
The prize is awarded
this week in Japan, at the IFAJ Congress.
Van Sleuwen contributed to
last month's issue of Pig Progress with an
overview of ways to anaesthesise male piglets prior to castration.
â€¢ International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ)
â€¢ Boerderij (in
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