Pig castration


In 2001, FVE adopted its first position paper on pig castration in which FVE requested to re-evaluate the practice of surgical castration of pigs. It recognised that at that time (2001) the need for castration still existed because there were no valid alternatives to prevent “boar taint”. The paper called for the development of realistic, ethical and practical alternatives.

In 2009, the 2001 FVE position paper was reviewed taking into account new scientific research, the market availability of alternatives and changing societal views.

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