Success - we did it!

Thank you to the 106,465 Compassion supporters who helped prevent a step backwards for pig welfare. The European Commission has confirmed that the pig industry proposal to consider fully slatted floors as a ‘best available technique’ will not be adopted.

These systems make the provision of straw impossible, preventing these intelligent creatures from exhibiting their naturally inquisitive behaviours and confining them to barren environments.

The decision by the Commission protects Europe’s pigs from some of the worst conditions. You can stay up to date on our work on pigs, and our other campaigns by signing up to receive our emails.

Close up of pig on higher welfare farm