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Pig Welfare

Volume 471: debated on Thursday 31 January 2008

10. To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what measures are in place to protect the welfare of pigs. (178865)

The Animal Welfare Act 2006 makes it an offence to cause unnecessary suffering to any animal.

More specific requirements for pig welfare are set out in the Welfare of Farmed Animals (England) Regulations 2007, which focus on the detailed conditions pigs must be kept in.