Pigs (England): Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock: Pigs (PB7950)

Section 1 - Accommodation


The Welfare of Farmed Animals (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I. 2003 No. 299), Schedule 6, Part II, paragraphs 6 and 7 state that:
  1. (1) A pig shall be free to turn round without difficulty at all times.

    (2) The accommodation used for pigs shall be constructed in such a way as to allow each pig to -

         (a) stand up, lie down and rest without difficulty;

         (b) have a clean, comfortable and adequately drained place in which it can rest;

         (c) see other pigs, unless the pig is isolated for veterinary reasons;

         (d) maintain a comfortable temperature; and

         (e) have enough space to allow all the animals to lie down at the same time.
  2. (1) The dimension of any stall or pen used for holding individual pigs in accordance with these regulations shall be such that the internal area is not less than the square of the length of the pig, and no internal side is less than 75% of the length of the pig, the length of the pig in each case being measured from the tip of its snout to the base of its tail while it is standing with its back straight.

    (2) Paragraph 7 (1) shall not apply to a female pig for the period between seven days before the predicted day of farrowing and the day on which the weaning of her piglets (including any fostered by her) is complete.
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