Speak up to end the silent suffering of pigs

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The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society advocates on behalf of all animals, and we need your help. Will you take three minutes to complete a short survey that will help end the long suffering that pigs have endured?

In 2014, the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) updated the Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pigs. This update included phasing out the use of gestation crates for female pigs and moving them to group housing. The pig industry was given until 2024 to update its facilities and farming practices.

Here’s the issue; NFACC’s Code Technical Panel (CTP) has recommended delaying the requirement to end the use of gestation crates, asking for a five-year extension which would extend the time to 2029. That’s five additional years that pigs will be confined to a space so small that they are unable to turn around or do little more than to stand up or lie down.

The scientific evidence is clear that pigs are intelligent animals; they feel pain and living in gestation crates causes them physical and psychological pain and suffering. Will you be their voice to end this outdated and inhumane practice?

We want to hear from you! Click here to take the survey.

On behalf of animals, big and small, thank you!