In a crucial move, the National Farm Animal Care Council has drafted new regulations that would stop the life-long intensive confinement of breeding pigs in gestation crates – cages barely larger than the animals with no room for them to turn around or lie down comfortably.
While this is a major step forward for farm animal welfare in Canada, the new code of practice still allows for mother pigs to be packed into gestation crates for up to five weeks at a time.
The suffering of breeding pigs is immense. With literally no room but to stand and lie down in an unnatural position, it’s inevitable that the pigs are driven to madness, exhibiting signs of extreme stress such as bar biting, head bobbing, and sham chewing. It’s pure torture.
I am an artist, preference is pencil drawings although I like to try various mediums. I am a Rune Reader-novice. I believe in the Universe. I have 3 Black Cats: Boo(F4yrs.), Bella(F1yr) and D'Milo(M1yr). I am single and looking.
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