Tell the Commission: Enforce the Law – Protect the Pigs

Between March 2013 and March 2014, 475,576 people signed our petition calling on every EU Agriculture Minister to ensure that their country complies fully with the EU Pigs Directive.

But for this petition to be taken seriously we must also get the backing of the highest power in Europe – The European Commission. Will you help?

Hope in Brussels

A message of Hope: an incredible 475,576 signatures were hand-delivered to Agriculture Ministers in Brussels, demanding protection for EU pigs.

The EU Pigs Directive, was designed by the European Commission to ensure pig welfare standards through:

  • banning the permanent housing of sow in stalls
  • ensuring pigs have straw or other materials to root in and explore
  • ending the routine docking of pigs’ tails

Whilst some progress has already been made on the sow stall ban, at least 235,000 pigs still remain illegally confined in sow stalls. And, the routine docking of pigs’ tails and housing of pigs in barren environments are still widespread.

But, with your help we can finish what we started and get the Pigs Directive properly enforced. Please join us now in calling the European Commission to take our petition seriously.

Whether you signed the petition or not, please act now by sending a message urging Europe’s most powerful leaders to enforce the Pigs Directive and remind Member States of their duties to protect pig welfare.

Take action

Email the European Commission and urge them to ensure that the law is fully implemented, with every Member State taking their responsibilities seriously.

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