PIG IN HELL

A Report into the British Pig Industry

by Juliet Gellatley, BSc Zoology
Director of Viva!

Contents

Part 1 - The Size and Type of Pig Industry in Britain
Part 2 - About Pigs

Like a Pig In.....
Bright Sparks

Part 3 - A Typical British Pig Farm

Breeding Sows
Weaners
Growers
Finishing Pigs

Part 4 - Pigs Kept for Breeding

The Farrowing Crate
Piglets
Weaning
Boars
Gilts

Part 5 - Mutilations

Tooth-Clipping
Tail Docking
Factory Farming Causes Tail Biting
Nutrition
Early Weaning
Bad Housing
Castration

Part 6 - Nutrition and feeding

Swill

Part 7 - Disease

Early Weaning Causes Disease
Pig Injuries Can Cause Disease
Respiratory Disease
Pleuropneumonia
PRRS (Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome or Blue Ear)
Pneumonic Pasteurellosis
Scours
Salmonella
Escherichia coli
Lameness
Osteochondrosis
Swine dysentery
Meningitis
Glasserís Disease
PMWS and PDNS - new diseases
Classical Swine Fever (Hog Cholera)
Foot and Mouth Disease
The UK outbreak of foot and mouth

Part 8 - Drugs

Diseases and the Drugs Used

Part 9 - The Pig Industry Crisis

Genetic engineering - The Industryís Answer

Part 10 - Pig Meat Standard Schemes

RSPCA Freedom Foods
The British Meat Quality Standard Mark
The Farm Assured British Pigs Scheme (FABPigs)
Malton Code
The Soil Association Standards for Organic Food and Farming

Part 11 - Glossary
Part 12 - References
Part 13 - Appendix 1 - The inaction of MAFF - a Viva! test case
Part 14 - Appendix 2 - The Law
Part 15 - Appendix 3 - Meat and Breeds
Part 16 - Appendix 4 - Description of Viva!ís footage of 18 pig farms


 

 
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PIG IN HELL REPORT

CONTENTS

Part 1 - Size and Type
Part 2 - About Pigs
Part 3 - Typical British Farm
Part 4 - Breeding
Part 5 - Mutilations
Part 6 - Nutrition
Part 7 - Disease
Part 8 - Drugs
Part 9 - Pig Industry Crisis
Part 10 - Standard Schemes
Part 11 - Glossary
Part 12 - References
Part 13 - Appendix 1
Part 14 - Appendix 2
Part 15 - Appendix 3
Part 16 - Appendix 4

 

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