Descrizione - A recent investigation by Compassion in World Farming into intensive pig farming in Italy has uncovered shocking maltreatment.
Following our recent investigation into Spanish pig farms, Compassion visited 11 farms in Italy. On every single one, we found the EU Pigs Directive (designed to protect the welfare of pigs) being blatantly flouted.
We believe these farms to be representative of the massive Italian pig industry -- which means up to 13 million Italian pigs could be enduring these terrible conditions every year.
Our investigation exposed:
• Pigs living in completely barren environments, housed on bare concrete with nothing to satisfy their inquisitive minds;
• Pigs with tails routinely docked -- a painful mutilation used to prevent tail-biting, which can occur when pigs are forced to live in barren conditions.
• Pigs left sick or injured -- on one farm a pig was so severely wounded from fighting that it had died.