Belgian action against unsedated castration
Belgium will soon see a new campaign against
unsedated castration in piglets.
According to animal rights organisation, Gaia, the pig sector has not stuck
to its 2002 promise to stop unsedated castration by 2006.
The organisation drew up a survey and also made a video tape about the
subject. It claims sufficient amounts of alternatives are available, as sedated
castration is already carried out successfully in Norway.
The Belgian pig producers association, Veva, acknowledges that the
promise of 2006 could not be met. â€œHowever, our pig producers don't do anything
illegal,â€ said a spokeswoman.
â€œA castration ban can only be implemented when this is economically
feasible. Should our neighbouring countries decide not to adopt similar
measures, it would be a disadvantage for Belgium, as our production costs will
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