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22 February 2013

Animal Welfare: Commission increases pressure on Member States to enforce group housing of sows

Today, the European Commission, via a letter of formal notice, called on Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Poland and Portugal to take action to address deficiencies in the implementation of EU legislation concerning the welfare of animals, and specifically to implement Directive 2008/120/EC which requires that sows are kept in groups during part of their pregnancy.
Author/Organization: European Commission
Year: 2013
Topics: breeding, confinement systems, housing, legislation, pigs, welfare on the farm