UK audits find pig cruelty allegations unfounded
Following allegations of cruelty, made by the
campaigning company Animal Aid, against 10 English pig farms audits have shown
that the allegations of cruelty and malpractice farms were
conducted by assessors from one of three independent certification bodies, took
place on 19, 20 and 23 June, and concluded that six of the 10 farms were passed
as being in complete compliance with assurance standards.
One farm had a
minor non-conformance for records management. Two farms had minor
non-conformances relating to general wear and tear of buildings and equipment.
These non-conformances have been rectified and the units passed.
remaining farm had no pigs at the time of the independent audit, having taken
the decision to wind down production prior to the covert filming, due to
economic pressures on the industry.
The farm assurance standards, assured pigs and genesisqa
cover more than 100 requirements that assured producers must comply
â€¢ Assured pigs
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