An HSUS Report : The Welfare of Sows Used for Breeding in the Pig Industry An HSUS Report : The Welfare of Sows Used for Breeding in the Pig Industry

  • Published 2010

Abstract

The conditions afforded sows (adult female pigs) used for breeding on industrial pig production operations present a number of welfare problems. Sows are routinely confined in gestation and farrowing crates barely larger than their own bodies, where they are unable to turn around during their pregnancy and lactation periods, often in excess of 128… (More)

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